Apple iOS 8 targets enterprises with productivity features

Apple today said iOS 8 offers more security and management improvements as well as new productivity features to enterprises.

Enterprises will benefit from an expanded level of data protection for key built-in apps, the ability to set your out of office response, see your colleague’s availability when scheduling a meeting and support for configurable Thread Notifications in Mail.

Apple said iOS 8 builds on the new IT model for a mobilized workforce by improving the way users are informed of how their devices are configured, managed or restricted.

Additional iOS 8 features include design enhancements that build off the interface of iOS 7, bringing interactive notifications, access to key contacts, the ability to switch back and forth between the inbox and drafts in Mail, as well as intelligent suggestions.

Apple iOS 8 for enterprises

The new OS has extended Spotlight capabilities that give you results beyond what’s on your device, including articles from Wikipedia, findings from the news and results from places nearby; and

Also, Apple ensured better continuity between iPhone, iPad and Mac, including Handoff to start an activity on one device and finish on another, along with Instant Hotspot and the ability to make and receive calls and send SMS and MMS messages from your Mac or iPad.

Apple said iOS 8 will be available this fall as a free software update for iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display.

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InfotechLead News Team