Google announced Android for Work today, unveiling its new tools and strategy for using Android devices in the workplace.
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- Big Data, Analytics and Virtualization
- Contact Center and Customer Engagement
- Cloud and Data Center
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- IT Innovation, Transformation, and Enterprise Technology
- Mobile and Network Services
- Security, Risk Management, and Compliance Research Initiatives
- Unified Communications and Collaboration
YES! Typically, when we think of enterprise mobility, it’s a very different beast. The majority of announcements in the greater collective of the mobile world are aimed at the consumer side.
Email, the scourge of today’s workforce that keeps millions upon millions from actually getting anything done seems to exist as a necessary evil in the corporate collaboration environment.
BlackBerry OS10’s Imminent Release Underscores RIM’s Last Chance
RIM has begun testing its revamped BlackBerry OS10 devices with over 50 carriers around the world in preparation for a launch slated for the first quarter of 2013. The company has also started developing apps, enterprise services and presenting devices to select business customers. After a summer of extremely low financial results, in addition to pushing back the launch of BB10 devices from late 2012 to 2013, investors and customers alike are hoping for spectacular products.
Adding to RIM’s troubles, Windows RT and Phone 8’s recent launch has demonstrated Microsoft’s desire to capture the enterprise smartphone and tablet market. Similarly, iOS and Android have been eroding RIM’s dominance in the enterprise; over 96% and 78% of companies support iOS and Android today, respectively.
BTA Bottom Line:
iOS and Android’s require infrastructure like Mobile Device and Application Management (MDM/MAM) for enterprise capabilities and security. Compare BB10’s capabilities, computing the costs of devices, company provisioned voice and data plans and BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).