These are the garden gnomes of the starship Enterprise.

Even in a red shirt, a garden gnome is not safe.

Your garden may be seasonal, but part of it can live long and prosper with a set of Star Trek garden gnomes from the warped minds at Think Geek.

There are four, including a dead yeoman in a red shirt, lying on a slab that says, “Join Starfleet they said. It’d be fun they said.”

Imagine if Mr. Scott in the transporter room mixed up the energy patterns of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock with elves and you would have the Think Geek creations.

Star Trek fan can put this famous scene between Gorn and Kirk in their garden.

Creating Stark Trek garden gnomes has a logical explanation.

“Did you realize there’s a whole subculture of Star Trek horticulturalists?” according to the sales pitch on the company website. “There are day lilies names after Trek, a handful of hostas and even a Star Trek begonia.”

Think Geek loves to have fun with the standard garden gnome and other lawn ornaments. It has created rampaging Kaiju garden gnomes, a set of zombie gnomes, a Star Wars lawn ornament and an Outbreak of the Undead statue rising out of the ground.

The company has been around since 1999, creating clever T-shirts and unusual gifts that
stimulate our fans’ imaginations and fuel their geek core.”

The set of four Star Trek gnomes, one of which is a scene with the Gorn standing over a fallen Captain Kirk, are made of a durable cast polyresin, stand about 5 inches tall and run $24.99 per statue.

Mr. Spock flashes his famous Vulcan “Live Long and Prosper” hand gesture. A confident-looking Kirk, sporting a ginger beard, is armed with a phaser and wears a classic mustard-colored Federation captain’s shirt.

One commenter on the Think Geek page was disappointed that Lt. Uhura got no love; another said the Starfleet figurines would only encourage a rash of garden gnome thefts.

Collect all four.

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Apple is getting serious about enterprise solutions for iOS.

After years of meager services, iOS 7 marked Apple’s return to providingserious mobile enterprise solutions for businesses. Utilizing a wide range of options and mobile device management (MDM) services, iOS 7 can help, whether your office provides company phones or employees use their own.

The MDM service allows IT departments to control settings, app installations and policies for a device remotely. Workers who bring their own devices can self-enroll in the MDM program by accepting the MDM installation profile already on their phone. Under MDM, IT can enroll devices in enterprise services (include Microsoft’s), update settings, monitor compliance with corporate policies, and remotely wipe or lock lost devices.

One of the major issues that comes with employees utilizing their own iOS devices is the security and privacy of both parties. Businesses can protect communications via managed apps with specific VPNs. Confidential messages are sent utilizing these IT-approved apps and authenticated using a secured VPN client to securely connect to Cisco IPSec, L2TP, and PPTP VPN.

Employees worried about their personal security can rest easy. Personal and corporate data are stored separately from one another, with IT departments only gaining access to specifically managed apps. This lets you keep your personal privacy on Facebook even while working within an enterprise setting.

Apple is offering volume purchasing for businesses, allowing for the apps and books to be purchased and pushed to every device using the MDM service. IT departments can even develop their own custom apps specifically for their employee’s needs.

The company created a special page highlighting how various organizations from PespiCo to the Mayo Clinic have implemented MDM and iOS’ new enterprise options into their own day to day operations. You can view these video profiles directly at Apple’s site.