Apple's enterprise presence was on full display at the JAMF Nation User Conference, where more than 1,000 IT administrators gathered to share stories on how they're deploying Apple devices inside their organizations.
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Amazon Web Services' directory service will take on Microsoft Azure Active Directory Service in a scrum for centralized cloud identity management.
EMC will now consolidate converged infrastructure player VCE under its federation and buy out most of Cisco's stake in the joint venture. Other than that financial arrangement, Cisco and EMC say it's business as usual for VCE.
But storage giant insists that its strategy is the right best-of-breed approach as sales were up 9 percent from a year ago.
The German airline says the sale of its IT infrastructure division is coming to a close, and a new partnership with IBM is on the horizon.
Yahoo's mobile apps are now material to the company and on a $1.2 billion annual run rate. Google dances around the mobile monetization topic even as Facebook can't shut up about its small screen plans.
If reports about HP's next computing play are true, the company will promote 3D scanning and a computing interface that rhymes with work conducted by Microsoft Research.
SAP kicked off its TechEd & d-code conference with new features and tools for its HANA platform.
UPDATED: VMware's CFO credited the uptick to the virtualization company's "newer businesses," which he defined as mobility, networking, storage, and hybrid cloud.
Gartner says about two-fifths of all U.S. consumers who work for large enterprises use their own device for work. More often the case, their employer doesn't even know about it.