Weekly Enterprise Mobility Wrap-up: Oct 19-23

CIO.com: 9 enterprise-ready consumer smartphones

9 enterprise-ready consumer smartphones
More companies nowadays are embracing BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device. If you’re electing to use a phone both for personal and business use, what are some models you should consider? Devices that provide some level of security in order to appease IT are your best bets.

Can the iPad Pro take on the Surface Pro at work?
When Apple recently introduced their more robust iPad, the iPad Pro, inevitably many parallels were drawn with the Microsoft Surface Pro. Apple is obviously targeting the enterprise with the new device, in the hopes that consumers will want to bring Apple products with them to work. It may prove to be an uphill battle though, as existing infrastructures and software favor Microsoft.

Android security improving, but enterprises should proceed with caution
Although Android is technically the leader when it comes to mobile operating systems, the devices are seen as somewhat of a security risk. Being an open platform, Android has won over the consumer market and so efforts have been made recently to show that device and software security can be managed. With the introduction of Android for Work and Samsung’s Knox, Android is looking to appeal to the enterprise.

Shape of mobility to come isn’t clear
While it’s true that security is paramount when managing a mobility solution, there is still a rapidly evolving landscape that adds complexity and uncertainty. Adding to this is variability in how mature many companies are when it comes to mobile: it’s difficult to tell what mobile truly entails for business.

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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