Which mo­bile de­vices and OS should en­ter­prises choose to sup­port BYOd?

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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

and BYOD.

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