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You Can Now License Windows Per User, Not Per Machine

There’s a big shift coming to Windows town — from 1 December (that’s today!), you can license Windows on a per-user basis rather than per machine. But when does that make sense, and is it really that simple?


Australians Addicted To Free Wi-Fi

Australians love us some free Wi-Fi. According to new figures from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), three million Australians made use of public Wi-Fi hotspots for internet access.


BYOD Rules: Most Australians Bring Their Own Phone To Work

Looks like the argument over whether corporations will embrace bring-your-own-device is all but over in Australia. EY’s new digital Australia report suggest that just 7 per cent of us have our phones supplied by our employers.


BlackBerry Blend Is A Data Sharing App That Kills 'Device-Hopping' Dead

Today BlackBerry launched the latest weapon in its long-term comeback plan: the cross-platform business app Blend. As its name implies, Blend allows BlackBerry users to access their messages and content on a range of tablet and PC screens while still under the protection of BlackBerry’s secure network. In other words, it hopes to render “device-hopping” a thing of the past.


Tablet Sales In Australia Are Down

Research firm Telsyte says that 1.8 million tablets sold in Australia in the first half of the year. That’s a large number, but it’s also down 28 per cent on the same period last year. What’s happening?


Why The Apple-IBM Deal Is Not Earth-Shattering

Last month, Apple and IBM announced a partnership which will see the two tech giants partner on the development of specific enterprise apps for iOS and offering new management and delivery options for iPhones and iPads. It’s an interesting development, but it’s not going to fundamentally change the role of Apple technology in the enterprise.


Windows Phone 8.1 Update Will Feature 'MDM Lite'

The big headline addition in Windows Phone 8.1 Update is an alpha of the Cortana voice assistant for Australian users, and many of the other features such as folders are aimed at individual users. For IT managers, a more interesting potential inclusion is Apps Corner, a cut-down approach to mobile device management (MDM).


Conquer BYOD By Treating Everyone As External

Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies are often focused on defining exactly what employees can and can’t do. In some cases, it may be more helpful to stop drawing that distinction between internal workers and external users.


Should You Let Staff Choose Their Own Devices?

One of the most fundamental questions facing any business looking to update its mobile strategy is this: should you let your staff choose whatever technology they like and offer to support it, or instead force them to pick from a more restricted list? Let’s weigh up the pros and cons of each approach.


AppGuru Exits Preview, Sets Pricing

We wrote up LogMeIn’s AppGuru cloud management service when it launched as a preview release more than a year ago. It has now exited preview and is on general release — and that means you have to pay for it.