Android for Work – Updated

We see that smaller companies like small contractors are comfortable having their employees use their personal phones to collect work data using GeoJot+. However, mid to large size companies and many government agencies seem to be more reluctant and have more security concerns about BYOD.

Android for Work creates a secure Work Profile isolating and protecting data and managing the flow of sensitive work information. Employees can use approved work apps right alongside their personal apps while IT can manage business data on all the Android devices.

It falls out nicely that it is mid to large size companies who would feel it is necessary to have functionality that separates a work profile from a personal profile on a phone or tablet, because it looks like you will need an IT person to get everything set up but it is good to see the mobile OS providers realizing that this issue needs to be addressed. Check out this whitepaper on additional security in Android for Work.