Beginning Feb. 4, IT administrators who license Google Apps Premier and Education Edition will be able to dictate security settings for their users' iPhone, Nokia E series and Windows Mobile smartphones right from the Google Apps control panel. Admins will be able to: remotely wipe data from devices that are lost or stolen; lock devices after they haven't been used for a certain period; delegate a password for each phone; set minimum password lengths; and require passwords that include letters, number and punctuation. Google will hardly be considered a viable messaging and collaboration software provider unless it supports all of the major devices running on all of the key platforms, including Google's own Android.
- Google is making its Google Apps suite more attractive to businesses that let their workers access their company data from the road, a growing trend thanks to the rise of smartphones equipped with full HTML browsers. Beginning Feb. 4, IT administrators who license Google Apps Prem... [ Full story from eWEEK Technology News ]