Nice Idea But Late to Party
Really, I guess you don't need to include windows phone as it already has company management options built in.
BlackBerry has built software to split apps and files on Android and iOS phones into so-called "Secure Work Spaces" to prevent workers from mixing business with pleasure. These protected containers of data and applications will be managed by installations of BlackBerry Enterprise Server, effectively bringing BlackBerry OS 10's …
If malware infestations were really an obstacle to enterprise usage, the year of the linux desktop would have been ancient history. The real challenge is inertia.
I'd like to see BB succeed here, but unless companies kick in to defray costs, what employee is going to pick a BB over another phone?
Rumours of the year of the Linux desktop ARE ancient history. Companies have seen the high level of exploits of Internet facing Linux systems - the one place where Linux is used - and the stratospheric Linux vulnerability counts - and the massive costs and failure of project like Munich - where it has had tens of millions thrown at it, but yet still isn't completed in a decade, and when people want applications like Office that actually work - have to access them on Windows via Citrix anyway....Why would anyone want to do that? Hence pretty much no one is...If there was any corporate advantage at all, companies would be scrambling over themselves to be first in line!
I hope people are sufficiently forewarned about the lockdowns that BB IT Policies are capable of.
Obviously I can't speak for "Secure Work Spaces" on IOS, Android yet but on their own platforms their IT Policies can be a PITA. Our company uses a 2 minute timeout before the phone locks, after which a minumum 7 character password has to be typed in. Once a day is OK but after you have typed in your password for the 30th time that day it starts to get really boring...... There are far more restrictions but that's the one that kills me.
Now can you imagine that on your OWN phone in the case of a BYOD situation.......
When the BOFH pushes "wipe device" he expects the mobe to self-destruct, anything less and the device will not be allowed on the network.
It seems that the true solution would be virtualization for Android (and perhaps some of the bit players such as Blackberry, iPhone and Windoze Phone). An entire virtual handset, with its own IMEI number, phone number, and operating system, running inside the "real" phone.
Sometime my sister Blackberry, she show her app to my brother WindowsPhone and say "you will never get this you will never get it la la la la la la la". He behind his cage. He cries, he cries and everybody laughs. She goes "you never get this". But one time he break cage thanks to third party developer and "get this" and everybody laugh. High Five!
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