Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-Up: Feb 23-27

Google steps up its BYOD game

Google had an eventful week in the pursuit of enterprise mobility dominance.

► Google wants its billion-plus Android users to bring their phones to work
Google is launching a program to make it easier for organizations to deploy secure Android devices to their employees. The initiative includes partnerships with manufacturers and enterprise mobile management companies, plus enterprise-ready features built into Android Lollipop.

► Google steps up its BYOD game
This inevitably can be seen as Google stepping up their BYOD game to compete with Apple.

► Apple owns the enterprise
Although Google had a great week in enterprise mobility news, some would say that Apple still owns the enterprise. In many ways this is still true: Apple dominates BYOD with no signs of slowing down. Microsoft and Google have both made strides recently by offering free and open mobile apps that help people work, but when it comes to physical devices, Apple is king.

In hardware news this week...

The Samsung Galaxy S6 (and a version with a beveled edge) was revealed. The phone will apparently be one of the most expensive Android phones to date, with a better chip, LoopPay (to compete with Apple Pay), and wireless charging.

HTC will also be introducing the One M9, which appears to include some minor upgrades from the M8, but nothing major.

Both phones were revealed at the upcoming Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona. Here are 5 things to watch for during this event.

Jenny Blumberg, Mobile Solutions Manager

In Jenny's years at Sitrion she has supported many products including Glassboard, widgets, various RSS readers, and the Sitrion Social mobile apps. When she’s not conquering enterprise mobile challenges, she’s snowboarding, cooking, or camping in beautiful Colorado.


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