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Google is launching a new zero-touch enrollment tool for Android rollouts so companies can configure the devices they purchase and ship them with management and settings pre-configured. This removes the need for users to configure devices manually and ensures that devices always have corporate policies in place.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Google just announced Android For Work, which aims to make managing diverse Android devices easier and eliminate the headaches associated with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approaches. But does it offer any real benefits you couldn't already get with an mobile device management (MDM) platform? Lifehacker investigates.

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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.

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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.

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In a corporate environment where bring your own device (BYOD) has become widely accepted, the competition for business IT dollars has increasingly switched to mobile device management (MDM). Microsoft's play in this space relies on two non-mobile technologies where it dominates: Office and Active Directory.

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Securing Android devices isn't quite as fiddly as trying to manage iOS, but still lacks options compared to the well-established principles for desktop PCs and laptops. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Intel outlined plans to make Android devices more manageable, but just how soon will we see those plans in action?

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Mobile device management (MDM) is an essential component of any sensible bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy. While having a degree of control over mobile devices used for work purposes is useful, it's important to recognise the limitations of the approach. The biggest one? What you can control is limited and constantly changing.

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Windows Intune, Microsoft's cloud-based management platform, is about to receive an update that boosts its mobile device management (MDM) capabilities. The new release adds the ability to create standardised email profiles for device configuration, as well as enabling remote lock for misplaced devices.

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Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is now a permanent part of the landscape, so IT pros need to ensure those diverse devices are controlled using mobile device management (MDM). Here are 10 tips to consider as you look towards MDM.

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Over the weekend, BlackBerry announced that it was rationalising its product line, sacking thousands of staff and concentrating on enterprise and business customers rather than a mass consumer offering. That's a sensible strategy, but it will require some immediate product changes. Here are five issues it needs to resolve.