pipo, 13 Feb 2014Fools!you have no idea what this is about. Yes iOS is bad, and Yes WinMo was the worst ever, but they were both the winners among corporate users.
You come and work for a big corporation, and lets say i work in the IT department. You think i will care about YOUR needs in mobile, or in PC? Im a linux geek but i wouldnt integrate your mac or linux laptop into our system, you will use what i have told the management what will be used, with all the rstricttions the financial department has made onb the IT budget.
As your IT guy in this big corp, you REALLY think i care about what you want or need?
Widgets? - Irrelevant.
Lockscreen shortcuts? - LOL.
Custom launcher? - Lame.
Eye tracking? - Are you out of your mind???
Im not there to cater for your needs, my job is to keep the network secure, the server systems up and healthy, and to give the users what they need, among other things, im not there to serve cake and coffee on their birthday or to give them cool features on their phone.
You probably dont have the faintest idea of what im talking about.
Surprisingly! iOS(Apple) vs. Tons of Android devices(manufactures) combine and iOS won? Hahahahaha .....
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2014I must be the only Android user in our company and I'm often ridiculed because of that. It's h... moreSo what now owning an Android phone makes you a geek ? Self praise at it best.
As an IT consultant, I worked with 2 firms to implement GOOD Technology product for them and they provided iPhone to users because the top management members were iOS users and did not allow any other platforms. If other corporate environment are as such, then I would not be surprised. I also worked with a medium sized company using GOOD but they allowed BYOD and interestingly, Android users had the least problem with the GOOD Application.
"Leaves out BB"...
Pretty hilarious, and to be totally ignored...
Still A LOT of corporates use BB - whether we like it or not....
Although I personally hate WM/ BB/ iOS for their restrictive nature and lack of customization...
I must be the only Android user in our company and I'm often ridiculed because of that. It's hard being a geek these days...
Anonymous, 13 Feb 2014Enterprise use does not reflect anything about the qualities of their preferred products, but ... moreWFWG that is.
Anyway, where are the 14 year olds and the unemployed guys who say WP8 is so perfect for business and corporate users? You know what guys? If you had a job you could afford something better than a Lumia 520 and stop dreaming about when unemployed people shall inherit the world.
How the hell they count this if corporations are closed world where you dont upload such a data???
beside how many "corporations" they take? apple, Good Technology?
Enterprise use does not reflect anything about the qualities of their preferred products, but about cost and what the IT managers will allow, its all a few years behind the consumer market. One only have to look at how many big corporations were still using Windows 3.11 and WFG when Win XP was launched, they are not exactly living on the bleeding edge no? Even today you can find Novell 3.12 servers still operationg. Going mobile? Ok, WinMo was number one in US Enterprise market at one time, imagine that? Does iOS even want to be compared with WinMo?
Its good for the profitability to have the enterprise market cornered but it brings no glory or fame.
Btw, you kids who never worked in an enterprise or an IT department, dont bother about this, reading Dilbert stripes doesnt really give you the full picture.
iOS limited and restricted environment could prove attractive for some enterprises. An image of better estability and security can also help, even though this is just partially true.
Productivity wise, iOS and Android are pretty much even. The latest Note Pro from Samsung seem far more business minded than generic iPads, but with the ascend of Baytrail mid range full Windows tablets and convertibles are definitely the way to go. Neither iOS nor Android (nor WP or Win 8 RT) can match the productivity levels of Windows.
On the smartphone front, Android's versatility and flexibility are both its main strengths and weaknesses against iOS. WP still has a lot of catch up to do with app development.
Yes, only Apple devices are used and supported in our corporate environment as Windows handhelds and Android devices risk virus attacks and are vulnerable