"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
"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
"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
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