As more and more people have smarter and smarter phones in their pockets, the challenge of integrating those devices in a way that allows us to manage our life and our work without having to carry multiple devices is key to making IT work.
The answer is going to be the kind of solution that VMware demonstrated today at VMworld 2012.
A “firewall” for your phone
The new Horizon for iOS app allows your business to create an isolated environment on a smartphone that your employee also uses for their personal matters. It’s like having an Internet firewall, only in this case the separation is between corporate data and personal data.
This short video shows how this kind of app is going to work:
This is just a sneak peek into the future, Horizon for iOS will be available later this year or early 2013, so don’t hold your breath just yet.
The cloud is the future
The future of IT is cloud services: accessed from anywhere, using the best device for the user in the place and at the time they find themselves… and much of the time that device is going to be a smartphone.
The key is going to be creating this kind of secure micro-environment, in which the business can set the policies it needs to protect its data, without affecting the usefulness of the device for the user.
Remember that changing your network password will require you to re-enter your new password for email from your phone, home PC or laptop with Outlook.
For help on how to change your password on your phone/mobile device use these links to helpful online articles:
Apple, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile.
Changing your password on your PC in the office.
Windows XP and Windows 7:
- Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to bring up the Windows Security dialog box
- Click Change Password to get to the Change Password dialog box
- Input your current password into the Old Password text box
- Input the desired new password into the New Password text box and type it again into the Confirm New Password text box.
- Click OK.
Your password is now changed.
Changing your password through Outlook Web Access
There are times when you need to change the domain password, that could be when you are traveling or when working remotely. Within the network there are many ways to change the password, but from outside the network the options are limited. Outlook Web Access offers an option to change the password through the web.
To change your password within your Outlook Web Access page, click on Options on the upper right (or left side panel for older versions), then Settings on the left and Password icon in the ribbon.
You will be asked for your current password and then your new password twice.
Click the Save button and that will change your network/domain/email password.