While the tech world has been hyperventilating about the patent tiff between HTC plus Google against Apple, a more serious war has been brewing in IT departments for years: How do you build a reasonable strategy based upon shifting standards and where future market share is nearly impossible to accurately predict? Just a few years ago, IT departments were scrambling to adopt policies for the iPhone. Now, it’s the Droid. And possibly the Pre. And the Nexus One.
Remember the good old days when everything was BlackBerry, except for some Windows Mobile thrown in for your industrial-strength computing needs? Now even WinMo is getting all spiffy, with Windows 7 making its mobile debut this Winter on a phone that doesn’t even include windowing.
So how are you picking sides in the mobile wars? Do you let your users pick their own phone, have a list of supported devices, or simply parcel out devices from on high? I’d love to hear your thoughts about what problems you’re struggling with, simply post any thoughts in the comments or e-mail me at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com.-