Google announced Android for Work today, unveiling its new tools and strategy for using Android devices in the workplace.
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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.
Mobile Application Trends
In the span of five short years, the enterprise mobile-device landscape has changed drastically. New operating systems and corresponding devices are changing how employees and IT professionals view the role of mobility in the enterprise. Apps are the secret sauce that make modern mobile operating systems—Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android—equally compelling to the consumer and the enterprise. Remotely accessed apps are deployed most frequently, followed by native apps, and HTML5 as a distant third, though projections indicate this trend will reverse, accelerating HTML5 and native app development in the enterprise. Most companies use a cost-benefit analysis to determine the types of apps they develop, followed by Return On Investment (ROI). Companies supporting new devices and app development also need to provision for the resulting capacity and density demands that are made on corporate networks.