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Top Mobile Development Platform: iPhone, Windows, Android, Blackberry?

Jul 14, 2010, 14:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Vance)

"Smartphones are entering the enterprise through the back door. This is nothing new. Plenty of technologies (laptops, WiFi, thumb drives) first caught on in consumer markets and then sneaked their way into the enterprise. Employees began using the devices for work well before organizations adapted secure usage policies and IT controls.

"With an array of handsets, carriers and development platforms to deal with, the mobile enterprise today is – and will probably remain for the next two years – extremely "fragmented," which is industry jargon for: everyone in the workplace is using different phones/devices running different operating systems.

"While developers may want to bet on a platform that best matches their organizations' business goals, chances are they'll wind up having to eventually develop for several different mobile OSes."

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