Google Mobile Productivity Tools for Professionals
Google has always been No. 1 as far as Internet and apps are concerned. This time Google went for Mobility Solutions, what Apple and Microsoft did recently and Blackberry been doing for long time : Enterprise Solutions. If you recall, Apple tied up with Microsoft for capturing B2B Business.
Apple started using IBM Cloud service and Data Analytics base of around 100,000 consultants and developers. ( Read Article )
Google plans to release certain sets of tools specially for professionals who like work from Android Mobiles. This will create a sync between professional and personal life. Concept seems to be ” Work from any where “. This makes Google a direct competition to Microsoft and Blackberry who have been providing Enterprise Solution for a long time.
Today almosy 83 % of Smartphones are on Android and this will give an Edge to Google over Apple and Blackberry. In today’s tough competition, Companies are also looking forward to solutions which help them connect to business 24*7.
This is one of the niche sector where Google has been missing for long. Android for work may be available on Lollipop as pre-loaded.
The Cutting Edge of Android Productivity Tools are:
- Work profiles that isolate personal and work data and give IT the ability to manage this
- Android for Work app for older devices
- Google Work store @ Google Play
- New productivity tools for enterprise users
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For the employees, Android tools means it’s easy to seamlessly switch between apps on the device, while Admin still get full control over policies, profiles and the business data on the device. Applications that are part of their Work Profile will be highlighted by a small icon on top of the app icon, but except for that, the app will work just as expected and will be integrated into the overall Android user experience.
Admin will also have a special right over Google work to allocate and distribute applications.
Google key partners for this project are SAP, Citrix, Motorola, Cisco, HP, Samsung, Lenovo, Adobe, Salesforce and Concur. Key idea is to have a good Android Ecosystem for Corporates. Now, its a war game between Android, Apple and Blackberry.