Remember when making decisions about which enterprise mobility products to choose was easy? You simply looked up the latest RIM offerings, chose your solutions, and you were all set. How times have changed. Now your users are demanding choice, and Apple's iPhone as well as devices running the Google Android OS are multiplying in the workplace. Into the mix comes Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, which has Samsung, HTC and, most recently, Nokia lining up devices. So far, though, the vast majority of enterprises haven't indicated any widespread support for Windows Phone 7. For its part, Microsoft says that the corporate world should strongly consider deploying its operating system, since, it argues, the platform features a slew of worthwhile corporate-friendly features. For now, though, you're right to turn your back on Windows Phone 7. Here are 10 reasons why.
Windows Phone 7 is the latest smartphone OS to target consumer users first, rather than the enterprise. While this hasn't stopped iOS and Android from appealing to business people, it's worth exploring Phone 7's advanced social networking application, called People Hub, which could impact productivity.
This article was originally published on 11-11-2011