IBM and HTC have both partnered to bring Android to the next level—enterprise. Considering these two companies excel on both industries, it won’t be a difficult task for them to lead the way to Android’s adoption into enterprise set. With their partnership, they will create a business-centric software in which IBM has bundled up with the upcoming phones of HTC. This was earlier announced at the Lotusphere conference held in Orlando.
The non-exclusive merger will result to IBM’s suite of smart business solutions to be available on the future tablets and smartphones manufactured by HTC. Outside the conference, apps were not shown. At the same time, the major selling point was the integration and enterprise-level security. This—is something many BlackBerry and Apple users concur in agreeing; especially since Android is a year late compared to iOS in enterprise adoption.
There are several other Android phone manufacturers who are approaching business customers. In fact, most high-end phones are now equipped with an encryption option. But comparing them with LG’s VMWare virtualization software would be a joke. It has been the true separation between personal and work usage on just one smartphone.
As more and more consumers are making the switch to Android, we can only look forward to new innovations in the world of business and telecommunication.
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as an IBMer I found this as a great news for all the people who likes Android
IBM definitely adds a business aspect to the Android platform. There has been a lot of buzz about Apple taking over the enterprise where Blackberry left off. However, with an established enterprise company, Android will build credibility to business customers.
Wow. That is awesome news. RIM isn’t going to like that.