Daily Video: Microsoft Intune MDM Embraces Apple Device Enrollment

Intune, Microsoft's cloud-based mobile-device management software, now works better with Apple's mobile device integration system for IT departments.

Apart from fast-tracking iOS device deployments, Microsoft is providing customers of select cloud services with another layer of security.

The Intune refresh includes new options that allow administrators to block or restrict access to the OneDrive for Business cloud storage service or SharePoint Online by devices that don't meet an organization's compliance and device enrollment policies.

Cisco Systems officials are continuing their push to make the networking technology vendor a one-stop shop for organizations that are looking for ways to manage the tsunami of data surging into their enterprises every day.

The company is broadening its offerings in analytics via resale agreements with Hadoop distributors Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR Technologies.

Adding the Hadoop distributions to its list of hardware and software products enables Cisco and its channel partners to offer a wide array of options for organizations that are trying to efficiently manage and get the most value from the huge amounts of data their enterprises are processing.

Google has released a beta version of a message-oriented middleware tool for connecting disparate applications and services running on its Google Cloud Platform or on customers' premises.

Dubbed Google Pub/Sub, the middleware is designed to let distributed applications and services communicate with each other via real-time messaging.

The middleware eliminates the need for developers to hardwire service dependencies and lets them accommodate changes in data inputs, data formats and data security polices, Google said in an official description of the technology.

Demand for skilled Linux professionals continues to outpace the supply of qualified candidates, according to the Linux Foundation, which on March 4 released its 2015 Linux Jobs report, produced by career Website Dice.

The study, based on surveys completed by 1,010 hiring managers and 3,446 Linux professionals, found that 92 percent of hiring managers plan on bringing professionals with Linux skills on board in the next six months.

However, the study found that 88 percent of hiring managers indicated that it's very or somewhat difficult to find qualified Linux candidates.

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