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Android in the Enterprise


A place for the "Network computer" or the pre-PC terminal for central management of the enterprise.

STATS:

PC running Windows in the enterprise: 98% ten years ago; now 89%

  • hitslink.com


Zigurd says that:


- Tablets will bend that curve

- PC's are disruptive in the enterprise (individual, hard to control, creative, dangerous)


Several folks said:


- tablets are individual, hard to control, creative and dangerous; more so than PC's


How do we create android devices that are centrally controllable?


Zirgud expects the tablet to replace the desktop because it's simpler and meets the needs


Sasha says that tablets are data consumption devices and enterprise desktop users need to create content


Android can get into the enterprise when enterprise can run their own "app store" to control delivery of software on the devices.


Chrome OS has these capabilities too and enterprise version provides control.


Cisco and Avaya are working on rebuilding the enterprise communication systems that have broken down in the last 30 years.


How does Android replace Blackberry?


- BB has security, central management,

    • Security
    • Device management
    • Delivery


Open ROM space to allow manufacturing of customized, hardened Android for specific enterprise


   Android in the Enterprise


   A place for the "Network computer" or the pre-PC terminal for central management of the enterprise.



   STATS:


   PC running Windows in the enterprise: 98% ten years ago; now 89%
   * hitslink.com


   Zigurd says that:
   - Tablets will bend that curve
   - PC's are disruptive in the enterprise (individual, hard to control, creative, dangerous)


   Several folks said:
   - tablets are individual, hard to control, creative and dangerous; more so than PC's


   How do we create android devices that are centrally controllable?


   Zirgud expects the tablet to replace the desktop because it's simpler and meets the needs


   Sasha says that tablets are data consumption devices and enterprise desktop users need to create content


   Android can get into the enterprise when enterprise can run their own "app store" to control delivery of software on the devices.


   Chrome OS has these capabilities too and enterprise version provides control.


   Cisco and Avaya are working on rebuilding the enterprise communication systems that have broken down in the last 30 years.


   How does Android replace Blackberry?


   - BB has security, central management, 
   ** Security
   ** Device management
   ** Delivery


   Open ROM space to allow manufacturing of customized, hardened Android for specific enterprise 


And UI UX (not a lot of salient/relevant discussion):


   Lack of Human Interface Guidelines from Google
   Some better design patterns in Honeycomb but won't be available until 4.0
   Other resources:


       * third party HIG for Android on the web
       * Look at appealing iPhone apps and make them "androidy"

Enterprise:

PC were impervious to improvement in the enterprise:

   Nothing could make a dent in PC manufacturing economics
       Unproven claims of lifecycle cost improvements not enough
   Tablets are "just large smartphones"
       Already broken through the manufacturing cost barrier

Tablets are the basis for a renaissance in business communications devices

   A long-neglected domain
       Key systems, later PBXs embodied office workflow, communications UX
       Since the 70's, the office structure has flattened, mobilized, and otherwise disintegrated
   PCs were a failure at integrating communictaion
       "Computer telephony" a flop
       Groupware a non-category
   Cisco, Avaya experimenting with Android tablets as communications endpoints
       Software still a problem
       Cost too high
   Topic: Can tablets become the new office multimedia communications device?

Compatibility in enterprise apps

   Web apps on tablets
   Citrix and desktop virtualization

Lifecycle costs and manageability

   App sandboxing in Android (and other mobile OSs)
       Better protection from malware than desktop OSs
       Accommodates multiple publishers that can't trust each other
           Publisher (signature) to UID mapping
           Apps can cooperate across high-level IPC mechanisms
       Permissions per app
           Limited access to system capabilities
           Per-app decisions w.r.t. permissions
           can this be strengthened
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