Originally Posted by In2uitiv
So I've been tasked to look into the viability of using Android devices within an enterprise environment and I figure I kick off my research by reaching out to the forums.
I've looked at some whitepapers and management platforms such as GOOD and MobileIron. This is just the start as I'm also looking at an acceptable device and OS version. As a big Android fan, I would like every to use a Galaxy Nexus, but I know that is not happening.
I wanted to know if anyone on this forum actually has Android rolled out throughout their enterprise or even using their personal devices to connect to their corporate network.
If anyone has comments, or information I can look into, please let me know!
I don't know if you have closed out your investigation on this. I have just seen your post, and I am very interested. I currently use my Android devices to connect to my corporate network via VPN, but I can only access resources only after rooting the devices. Why? Accessing resources (e.g. the ERP) requires that I make entries of IP addresses in the hosts file of the device - much like on the Windows PC. However, the hosts file cannot be edited, unless the device is rooted - which could invalidate the warranty. My company has carried out extensive studies, and I am sad to say that this problem does not exist with iOS. This is the singular reason my company is now leaning towards the iOS (iPhone, iPad) as replacement for the Blackberry.
So, if Google really wants Android to find a place in the enterprise, it must deal with this hosts file issue, or borrow a leaf from iOS.
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