IT Management: 10 Ways Android Will Change Enterprise IT

By Eric Lundquist  |  Posted 2010-01-12 Print this article Print
10 Ways Android Will Change Enterprise IT

10 Ways Android Will Change Enterprise IT

by Eric Lundquist
I'll be the first to put my hand up and admit that I underestimated the impact of the initial iPhone launch. In fact, I may be the only one who will actually say I thought the difficulties of Apple marketing a mobile product with an unproven touch-screen interface and a lock into a single telecom carrier would produce a slow uptake instead of a big whoosh. In retrospect, the iPhone not only reset the thinking in the consumer space but has reset the thinking in the enterprise and business space as mobile computing, mobile app development and location-based services have upended the previously staid world of enterprise IT. So what does Google's introduction of an Android smartphone indicate for the business world? Here's my top 10 list.
Since 1996, Eric Lundquist has been Editor in Chief of eWEEK, which includes domestic, international and online editions. As eWEEK's EIC, Lundquist oversees a staff of nearly 40 editors, reporters and Labs analysts covering product, services and companies in the high-technology community. He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings and user events and sits on numerous advisory boards. Eric writes the popular weekly column, 'Up Front,' and he is a confidant of eWEEK's Spencer F. Katt gossip columnist.

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