IT Management Slideshow: 10 Reasons Android Is Scaring CIOs
By Don Reisinger | Posted 10-06-2011
10 Reasons Android Is Scaring CIOs
Security, security, securityFirst and foremost, CIOs are concerned about security when it comes to Android. The mobile operating system's open ecosystem makes it an easy target for malicious hackers. There have been no major outbreaks so far, but no CIO wants his or her enterprise to be the first breached by an Android security loophole.
Google's Android mobile operating system is taking the world by storm. People from just about every continent on the globe are quickly warming to the idea of adopting Google's operating system, and even those that have yet to take the plunge and buy an Android device are thinking quite seriously about doing so. In fact, Forrester recently found that Android and Apple's iOS, users, combined, outpace BlackBerry users in the enterprise. That's no comfort for most CIOs, who have legitimate reasons to be concerned about Android-based smartphones and tablets in the workplace. Here are 10 good reasons why.