Mobile and Wireless: iPhone 4S, Galaxy S III, Atrix HD: 10 Smartphones Fit for BYOD Business

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-07-12 Print this article Print
Samsung Galaxy S III

Samsung Galaxy S III

Six sensors embedded in the phone keep the screen bright while you're looking at it, know when you've been away for a while and will vibrate for missed call or text alerts—just a few of the features designed to keep you perpetually in the loop.
It's no secret that the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives adopted by organizations, ranging from small businesses to large enterprises, is changing the way companies operate. Workers are no longer tied down to a limited set of devices and instead can connect their office lives and their personal lives through VPNs, cloud-based applications and unified communications capabilities built in to a variety of smartphones. However, just because employees and workers can bring their own devices into the office, and into the corporate network, doesn't mean that all smartphones are instantly equal. A growing number of manufacturers are launching handsets more specifically geared toward business usage, and of course, Research in Motion and its range of BlackBerry devices are still a force to be reckoned with when it comes to making sure employees can access the data they need while keeping that information secure. With these circumstances in mind, here's a look at the best-of-breed smartphones perfectly suited for BYOD environments. These smartphones can satisfy the IT managers who look after the network and employees who want the latest and greatest devices for work.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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