“Apple already leads the mobile enterprise with its iOS devices, and seems likely to consolidate its grip in the months ahead, with the security of its platforms giving the firm a sure grasp on hearts and minds in corporate IT, while its competitor gets named and shamed in an FBI warning,” Jonny Evans writes for Computerworld.
“Apple’s iPhone is winning in the enterprise markets precisely because it is seen as more secure, and on strength of its regular freely available and speedily installed software updates,” Evans writes. “That Apple chooses to curate apps made available via the App Store also adds a level of security to apps users may choose to download. That Apple has also created easy to comprehend controls to govern what information apps can access is another point in that platform’s favor. ”
Evans writes, “The frequency and ease with which Android devices can be jailbroken is another disadvantage for enterprise users, who demand consistent platforms in order to manage them within their infrastructures. Apple is not a traditional enterprise company, but its focus on best in class consumer devices has given it a huge advantage in the BYOD gravy train.”
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