Friday Notebook, October 11: Okta Showcase; HP and Chrome Enterprise; macOS Catalina is out

Also: NIST on COPE; Exodus MDM migration; Google’s password roadmap; BYOPC; Stratodesk and Teradici; and more.

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Kyle: NIST offers mobility best practices guide based on COPE deployments. Mobility isn’t a new concept, but it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start if you don’t have a framework in place, which is where NIST guidelines come in.

Jack: A quick look at the Exodus MDM migration tool. A bunch of former AirWatch folks built an MDM migration tool, which could be useful as companies contemplate EMM refreshes, update deployments, or go through organizational changes.

Kyle: How far is Google going in eliminating passwords? We looked at Microsoft, let’s see how a couple other vendors are doing as well, starting with Google.

Jack: Was ‘bring your own computer’ (BYOC / BYOPC) ever really a thing? BYOD arrived out of necessity, but BYO laptop was always trickier. Fortunately, supporting diverse endpoints (i.e., issuing corporate Macs) is easier now.

Industry news

Okta held an event called “Okta Showcase” this week, billed as a mini version of Oktane. I’ll have a full write up posted on Monday, but for now, here’s the basic news: Okta announced SecurityInsights, for policy recommendations and reporting suspicious activity; new scaling capabilities; and a partnership with Atlassian.

HP is bringing out a line of Chromebooks under the Chrome Enterprise program, following Dell’s move this summer. Take a look at Kyle’s article on Chromebook Enterprise versus Chrome Enterprise to get up to speed.

macOS Catalina 10.15 came out this week. If you’re already managing the Macs in your organization, you’re no doubt on top of this already. If not, what are you waiting for? Announcements that crossed my desk include: Jamf, Mosyle, Citrix, Microsoft.

Stratodesk has integrated the Teradici PCoIP Linux client directly into their NoTouch OS.

BlackBerry UEM is now available from the AWS Marketplace (press release). This follows recent news about their collaboration with Awingu.

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