Thursday, February 4, 2010

Google Apps Adds Controls for iPhone, Nokia, Windows Mobile

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 ]

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