Both Android and iOS primarily target consumers not businesses. But ubiquitous in the workplace, the battle for dominance may be swayed by employers and employees concerns about the use of personal smartphones and tablets at work.
Google first introduced the Android for Work initiative in the summer of 2014 and began formally launching the program in early 2015, releasing details about how the Android program will make smartphones and tablets more secure in the workplace. Take a look at this article for more information about last month’s release.
This is a big deal for field data collection. At GeoSpatial Experts we are seeing a mix, many of our small to mid-sized companies allow employees to bring their own devices but our government and larger companies tend to lean towards providing smartphones and tablets for their employees. Either way, everyone is moving is towards mobile devices in the workplace and how to best manage these devices is the burning question these day.