Weekly Tech Roundup: Official iOS 8.2 Releases, Lollipop 5.1 Announcement and Gartner Cloud Survey

13 Mar. 2015 Enterprise Tech News

This week’s tech news roundup features Apple’s official release of iOS 8.2, the much awaited Apple Watch, Google Announces update to its mobile operating system – Android 5.1 and Gartner shares Insight that Cloud is still not on CIOs list of top consideration

Apple’s “Spring Forward” Event Debuts Apple Watch and iOS 8.2

apple iOS 8.2

This week at Apple’s Spring Forward keynote, many eye-catching devices were launched like Apple Watch, new and improved Mac Books and more. Some of the most exciting announcements made in the conference were Apple’s entertainment feature of introducing HBO standalone streaming service on Apple TV and iOS apps from April for $14.99 a month, reduced price of Apple TV, Apple Pay to be accepted at 100,000 Coca-Cola machines, iOS 8.2 available with better health apps and security enhancements.

Android Lollipop Updates to 5.1 – Focused on OS Stability and Performance

Android Lollipop updated to 5.1

Dave Burke, VP of Android Platform at Google has officially announced Android Lollipop 5.1. The update is focused on improving mobile operating system stability and performance. It also supports multiple SIM cards, features Device Protection and delivers high definition (HD) voice on compatible phones. The update in Android 5.1 Lollipop boosts the device’s ability to join Wi-Fi networks and provides secure control of paired Bluetooth devices directly from Quick Settings.

Gartner shares Insight – Cloud is still not on CIOs list of top consideration

Gartner Cloud survey CIOs list


Gartner recently conducted a 2015 CIO Survey for understanding the top four major technologies impacting the industry. The 2015 survey polled more than 2,800 CIOs which accounted for $397 billion of IT spend. The survey shared that 9% of users today don’t even consider cloud computing for SaaS based projects, but the number increases to 15% for IaaS projects. “For most CIOs, public cloud is an option for projects, but only a first consideration for a small minority,” said Dave Russell, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner.

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