Centrify Corporation, overnight announced that its Centrify User Suite supports the just-released Apple Mac OS X Yosemite operating system for Macs.
Centrify is the leader in unified identity management across cloud, mobile and data centre
The Centrify User Suite maximises security and visibility through centralised identity management, policy enforcement and reporting of enrolled devices and installed applications, allowing IT staff to quickly and securely bring large populations of Macs, as well as Apple and Android devices, under management by leveraging existing Active Directory identity infrastructure and skill sets.
A Centrify-sponsored survey reveals that companies lose more than US$420 of productivity annually per employee due to workers grappling with passwords; a loss equivalent to giving each employee two new iPhone 6’s every year.
For a company with 500 staffers, the loss is equivalent to nearly US$210,000 per year in productivity.
The survey also found that nearly one-third of sampled workers enter more than 4000 passwords a year while accessing applications, wasting about 24 hours annually in the process.
Centrify survey finds 38 per cent don’t use passwords on devices accessing work data; One in four commit cardinal sin of using same password whenever possible
The internationally successful AvPlan software, which lets pilots replace bulky documentation and messy maps with an iPad, is now available in an entry-level version for Android devices.
The flagship AvPlan EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) is an iOS app that dramatically simplifies the process of preparing aircraft flight plans. Thousands of pilots in Australia, New Zealand and the United States already use AvPlan EFB.
Developed by AvSoft during the past nine months, the entry-level Android version, AvPlan Lite, has been tested by pilots in all three countries.
AvSoft CEO Bevan Anderson said Android provided a whole new platform for the AvPlan software. “We’re committed to keeping up the pace on iOS, but recognise many pilots are choosing Android devices,” he said.
When Sunshine Coast mother Amanda Collins discovered that her newborn son Mack was legally blind, she was overwhelmed with doubts about his future.
So, using the power of the Internet, Amanda threw herself into a journey of learning to find out as much as she could about her son’s condition and what was possible for him.
Mack, who was diagnosed with albinism at just four months of age, has pale, sun-sensitive skin, platinum blond hair and eyesight that is measured as legally blind. Albinism is a rare condition that affects just one in 17,000 persons in Australia.
Australian entrepreneur Simon Hackett today revealed that he has made a major investment in the ASX listing of graphite mining exploration company Oakdale Resources.
Graphite, a mineral composed almost entirely of carbon atoms, is used for a range of products including steel, brake linings, foundry facings, lubricants and advanced batteries.
Simon Hackett said graphite was an attractive area of innovation because of its use in high-energy lithium batteries and the enormous potential of graphene. “We consider this a disruptive example of mining that has genuine 'green' aspects because graphite enables so much development of sustainable technology,” he said.