Gartner Research

The Windows Phone 8 Is Acceptable for the Enterprise

Published: 01 February 2013

ID: G00246235

Analyst(s): Ken Dulaney

Summary

Windows Phone 8 includes native encryption, along with a number of improved usability features. This makes it acceptable for enterprise use, including the support of bring-your-own-device environments.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Improvements in Windows Phone 8 will enable enterprises to offer Window Phone 8 to their end users as a mainstream choice that also supports BYOD programs
  • Enterprise end users with low to medium-high security requirements will employ Window Phone 8 to supplement Apple and to augment and replace RIM

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