Adoption of Android in Enterprise Mobile Computing

Posted July 23, 2015

android-malware-trojan-halts-enterprise-adoptionShould your business commit to using or migrating to the Android operating system? Before we answer that we should caveat by stating that no two IT departments are exactly the same. While Android currently holds a small market share of the rugged platform, its flexibility and customizability make it a leading candidate to take over for Microsoft, which has historically dominated the enterprise space. Microsoft’s software constrainment after each release has pushed the large device manufacturers like Zebra (formerly Motorola) and Honeywell to start investing heavily into the Android operating system for their mobile computers. The rest of the manufacturers have started to follow suit. Furthermore, despite the large market share of iOS in consumer devices, Apple is currently the least suited for the enterprise mobility space due to its lack of customization and restricted API access. See below for a chart that depicts the biggest benefits of Android in enterprise mobility:


Next, what had become previously become one of Android’s biggest vulnerabilities, OS security, has become one of its strengths. Google has made large strides to improve security with each OS revision, most notably in their latest 4.x versions. Some of the security enhancements have focused on built-in VPN client API, app encryption, combating malware and restricted user profiles. The strong security, coupled with great mobile device management (MDM) support from the major vendors like SOTI and AirWatch have made Android an easier choice for IT staffs.

Lastly, Android is easy-to-use! With Android having such a large market share with smartphones and tablets, employees have an easy transition with companies adopting Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) practices

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