Saturday, February 11, 2006

Gartner pocket power mobile devices for the enterprise

Waking up bright and early myself and JP headed to the plaza ballroom at the burswood resort and casino to listen to Gartner give a talk about mobile devices in the enterprise environment.

They started to talk about the different vendors and what platforms were getting a lot of support from third party vendors , it was interesting to hear how much they like the blackberry device and they though this device was an ideal choice for most users. They liked the blackberry because of the security features and it's user interface (keyboard) and it's support from the telco's . I was waiting for there views on Palm and was a little disappointed that they didn't devote much time to it they said the tree 650 was a hit in north America but not so popular in the south east Asia market.

Mobile phone's were also covered a lot key players being Nokia and how they are proving to be just as popular as a PDA

Instead they seemed to talk about the Microsoft mobile platform (surprise surprise ) although they did say it's user interface and support for third party vendors was no as strong as palms. Overall an interesting talk it's good to see what Gartner foresees and then try and work with this back at work. A big key point being not to standardize on one model for all your users but to have a few models based on the same platform

The highlight of the morning was definitely the breakfast , danish's , fruit's , and then a full course hot breakfast


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