Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In IBM and Apple's wake, what will team Android do? | ZDNet

Samsung and other companies potentially impacted by the Apple/IBM news might also wait to see if IBM can actually have an influence on enterprise iOS device sales, before getting deeper into co-opetition permutations. HP probably won't be able to resist the temptation to issue a reactive enterprise HP Android devices + services = solutions press release soon, however.

"Google and Samsung will likely be ringleaders and form some kind of alliance with Accenture. The problem is that it's unclear whether any enterprise vendor would want to create an exclusive Android deal given iOS and its standing in corporations.

Hewlett-Packard will also play along, but the integration and channel work will have to be a larger cast. Team Android will need Accenture and HP to push Android in the enterprise.

SAP, Salesforce and others will stay out of the fray. Oracle will hope Android loses enterprise standing---since the company believes Google's mobile platform is only a Java rip-off.

Lenovo is a total wild card and could aim to tighten relationships with both Microsoft and Google. After all, Lenovo is ultimately trying to upend Apple in emerging markets."
In IBM and Apple's wake, what will team Android do? | ZDNet
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