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IDC Opinion

IT management policies and end-user preference habits have always been at odds. People want to work the way they like and feel most productive. IT is required to ensure corporate data and assets are secure and protected, first and foremost; end-user experience often takes second place to this primary directive. All these issues are exacerbated by mobile technology. The ability for end-users to access corporate data and apps from anywhere, even from personal devices, is a challenge to corporate IT and security. Businesses can less afford to alienate their workforce and make it difficult to draw new talent, than they can allow workers to do whatever they want with business mobile devices and apps. This is where the concept of balance comes in. IDC believes the Android platform and partner ecosystem can provide businesses with the right balance of end-user choice and “freedom,” with the ability to separate personal data from business and ensure the strongest security safeguards and controls are applied to company data and apps.

Other IDC Insights

  • Overview

    Digital Transformation

    As organizations rush to digitally transform themselves—using technology to solve problems in new and innovative ways—a cornerstone of this transformation is mobility. IDC considers Android a strategic platform for digital transformation because it successfully addresses three key pillars of mobile technology adoption: underlying security, solution breadth, and usage/management balance.

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  • Pillar 1

    Mobile Security

    Perception and instinct may influence some business technology choices, but data and facts ultimately drive better decisions. And the data and facts on Android security line up in favor of the platform. Read why.

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  • Pillar 2

    Solution Breadth

    New business processes and opportunities are creating demand for different mobile device types beyond traditional smartphones and tablets. However, determining what device is best suited for a given business environment poses a significant challenge for enterprise IT departments. Read how Android solutions can help.

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The Android Difference

A secure mobile platform, with diversity in form factor, regional availability and price, is only as useful to a business relative to the level of adoption, user acceptance and utilization of the technology. In order to transform how the business and workforce operate with mobile technologies, enterprise IT must find the balance between strong, secure device management and policy enforcement and user acceptance. See how Android offers management options for any deployment, from strict lock‑down devices to personally‑enabled and single‑use scenarios.