318 has been featured in an article in Archintosh, the leading Internet magazine dedicated to Mac CAD and 3D professionals and students worldwide. The article, titled iPad 2: Impact on enterprise, engineering and CAD, is by Anthony Frausto-Robledo and focuses on the impact of iOS (and more specifically on iPad 2) in CAD and 3D graphics environments.
Archive for March, 2011
CIO ran another article on the iPad featuring 318′s Director of Technology, Charles Edge. This time focusing on preparing enterprises for iPad 2. You can find the article at http://www.cio.com/article/675163/How_to_Prepare_Your_Enterprise_for_iPad_2_Expert_Tips?source=rss_all.
If iPad and iPad 2 integration is something you feel your enterprise needs help with then please feel free to contact your 318 PSM or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on this exciting aspect of our portfolio of services.
Since the introduction of AirPrint in iOS version 4.2.1, a handful of shareware and freeware solutions have been introduced that allow iOS devices to use AirPrint to print documents on “unsupported” printers (namely, those printers that do not have the necessary AirPrint features built-in). This typically requires enabling printer sharing on a Mac system, as well as making a slight modification to the CUPS configuration file at /etc/cups/cupsd.conf, which the software typically does for you.
However, one of the more prominent solutions available, AirPrint Activator from Netputing.com, does not work properly on a Mac OS X Server system when following the provided instructions, which appear to be aimed at users running the non-Server version of Mac OS X. Here are the steps you can follow to get Mac OS X Server v10.6 to share printer queues to AirPrint-enabled iOS devices:
Prerequisites: Mac OS X Server v10.6.5 or later (I have only tested on 10.6.6), one or more networked or local printers, and one or more iOS devices running iOS 4.2.1
1. In the System Preferences > Print & Fax preference pane, delete all existing printer queues from the server.
2. Download AirPrint Activator from http://netputing.com/airprintactivator/ to the Mac OS X Server system from which you wish to host print queues.
3. Launch the AirPrint Activator program and slide the Activator switch to On (you will be prompted to authenticate).
4. With your favorite text editor, open the file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf
5. Locate the line that reads Browsing Off and change it to read Browsing On. Save the changes.
6. Open Server Admin and enable and Start the Print service.
7. Open the System Preferences > Print & Fax preference pane and add the printers that you wish to share, being sure to give the shared print queue a unique Sharing Name a Location. If you are only using the Print service to connect iOS devices, you may want to include “AirPrint” in the queue or location name (ie, “AirPrint to Accounting Printer”).
8. In the Print service window, select the Queues tab and select the print queue you wish to share.
9. Enable the IPP protocol. You can enable the other protocols if you want to enable printer sharing to platforms beyond just your iOS devices.
10. Follow steps 7 through 9 with the other printers that you wish to use for AirPrint.
11. From an iOS device, open a supported document such as a PDF, JPG, or other printable file.
12. Click the box with a curved arrow pointing to the upper right to invoke the Print command.
13. Select the Printer from the menu and print your documents!
Charles Edge, Director of Technology at 318, did an interview with Iain Thomson of V3, a popular UK-based technology news site. The article, available at http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/analysis/2275079/apple-ipad-tablets-enterprise looks at iPads in enterprise environments. While I don’t agree with the fact that iPad 2 provides little reason to upgrade, I do think the article turned out pretty good.
If you are interested in purchasing iPad 2, please contact your 318 professional services manager and we can get a quote out to you asap!
Charles Edge, the Director of Technology for 318 was interviewed recently by CIO magazine, shortly after the announcement of the iPad 2. In the interview, enterprise viability of iPad 2 and a number of other items around iOS in the enterprise were discussed.
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Today, TechTarget.com ran an article with an interview from Kevin Klein, the CEO of 318.
With the plethora of Apple iPhones and iPads used for business, security solution providers may be considering expanding their Apple device security offerings. To address this strategy, SearchSecurityChannel.com interviewed Kevin Klein, president and CEO of Santa Monica, Calif.-based solution provider 318 Inc., which specializes in securing Apple devices in its customers’ enterprises.