Android is by far the most popular mobile operating systems, it hasn’t been the first choice of many corporation to deploy to an enterprise of employees. The open eco-system that made it so popular, since it can be used for free by manufactures. Somehow this is become hard to manage and opens up any number of security vulnerabilities that can be exploited by hackers. However, you might be pleased to hear Google is looking to solve that problems.
Enhanced Your Own Device For Work
Recently Google has announced Android for Work as a perfect business tools. With a new enterprise features and enhancement in Android and other Google products, it offers a new set of applications, online services and industry partnership. Google is empowering workers to use their personal phones for work tasks, but keep work and personal content and data separate by adding layers of security to make phones more secure for sensitive environments in enterprises.
As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement is on rise, many workers are more comfort working on their own device instead so they can work flexibly with their own way. The influence of bring your own device for business productivity is supported by Google by providing application that enhance you to do the work securely from your device with Android for Work. With a group of partners, Google is helping business bring more devices to work by securing, managing and innovating on the Android platform. Let’s see the four key features technology components on Android for Work below:
Google have built on the default encryption, enhanced SELinux security enforcement and multi-user support in Android 5.0, Lollipop to create a dedicated work profile that isolates and protects work data. IT can deploy approved work apps right alongside their users' personal apps knowing their sensitive data remains secured. People can use their personal apps knowing their employer only manages work data and won’t erase or view their personal content.
Android for Work App
For devices running Ice Cream Sandwich through Kitkat, or that don’t run work profiles natively, we’ve created the app which delivers secure mail, calendar, contacts, documents, browsing and access to approved work apps, can be completely managed by IT.
Google Play for Work
Google Play for Work allows businesses to securely deploy and manage apps across all users running Android for Work, simplifying the process of distributing apps to employees and ensuring that IT approves every deployed app.
Built-in productivity tools
For everyday business tasks, Google have created a suite of business apps for email, contacts and calendar, which supports both Exchange and Notes and provides document editing capabilities for documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
To make a great collaboration work and improve employee productivity, Google has teamed up with a large number of industry partners such as Adobe, Samsung, Cisco, and many more. These partnership have allowed it to create a set of APIs to bring easier management of Android devices to IT departments, as well as create secure business apps and more secure device.