Which mobile devices and OS should enterprises choose to support BYOd?
Binesh Kutty: Yup! I am all for Hybrid model. Simply because, one can’t really have a control on what devices the employees choose to buy. Also, as commented on the earlier clip for consumers http://on.fb.me/RTK9kZ, my tablet is on iOS and phone is an Android, and laptop is on Windows. I would like the company to support all my devices
Vinod Unny: Binesh Kutty: I don’t agree fully to that. I would like an integrated solution for all devices. For instance, speaking from the “Windows side” of things, a Windows Phone + Windows tablet + Windows PC/Notebook + Xbox lets me (as a user) use all of them with all my content synced across + being able to use it as BYOD seamlessly in a corp. network as well.
Binesh Kutty: Vinod Unny: While the Windows model that both Abhishek and you speak about holds weight, in most of the organizations, where the company is not providing tablets/phones for the employees, but wants to encourage BYOD for a productivity gain, the case will be clearly of different OSes connecting to the corporate network. In such a BYOD scenario, the corporate have to support all sorts of devices -- which bends to the suitable model to be followed as hybrid. So, I am completely in agreement with Kishore Bhargava.
Currently large enterprises are going with RIM, but apart from that most of them are moving to a BYOD model. In other words, it doesn’t really matter because they are leaving the choice and purchase of the device to employees. So with large enterprises, it will be a mix of RIM