Enterprise Applications: iPhone Tops Android in Enterprise Security, Management
Much of the war Google and Apple are waging in the smartphone market has to do with selling Android and iPhone smartphones to consumers. Lurking within the advertising rhetoric is the mobile Web war of words being fought on a smaller battleground for the enterprise. Apple's original iPhone was dismissed out of hand in 2007 as enterprise device for lacking security and management features. The same was true for the Android-based G1 when it appeared in 2008. Apple boosted the corporate messaging quotient with the iPhone 3GS last year and with the iPhone 4. Google is following a similar path with Android 2.2, adding Microsoft Exchange support and other business perks. But as industry analyst Jack Gold notes, both companies' messaging and security management pale in comparison to RIM's BlackBerry. Gold gave eWEEK the rundown on iPhone versus Android.