Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Android Gains Enterprise Traction
By Don Reisinger | Posted 06-06-2012
Google's Android platform was once the bane of the average CIO's existence in the mobile market. The Android mobile operating system was considered by many to be simply too unpolished and too consumer-focused for the enterprise. And with worrisome security issues, it was a non-starter for many CIOs whenever they were asked if a mobile user could bring an Android-based device into the workplace. Recent data from a Strategy Analytics survey shows times may be a'changing. The research firm has found that the enterprise is increasingly open to adopting Android smartphones and tablets as the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend draws growing numbers of Android products into the office. Strategy Analytics surveyed executives at 1,750 organizations in Q1 2012 for its report "Enterprise Mobility Market 2012 & Beyond." The surveys were conducted in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, China, India and Brazil. Globally, nearly all smartphones and tablets are corporate-liable devices, including most BYOD smartphones. Employers pay part, or all, of the device purchase price as well as the average monthly voice/data service fees of $42 per user, according to Strategy Analytics.