Can the Reg stop the WP propaganda, please?
One or two weeks ago we had the "Windows could be the mobile solution you're looking for" (provided that you ignore the disadvantages) Now here we are, on stage with IDC (replace with Gartner and it is the same) hearing "see, there is people out there choosing Windows Phone and it could not be that bad"
One of the most laughed points of that previous article was that somehow "Microsoft knows the enterprise better", that we see repeated here, without any backing facts that this is nothing more than wishful thinking. Let's repeat something enough times, it may become true, and let's ignore how the declining BlackBerry platform, which has virtually disappeared from the consumer space, still holds 28% of the market. For reasons that surely have nothing to do with "understanding the enterprise". Not that I'm a fan of BB, or any other smartphone platform for that matter, but this omission clearly points out to the total lack of any sense of analysis independence, simply choosing to ignore it.
Then we go into the territory of obvious discoveries: employers refuse to pay on their own money for devices when these devices have to be sandboxed for work purposes. Hint: BYOD only works if the "Y" part is actually true in the sense of having the same capabilities as something one owns, otherwise it is simply a way to shift the device costs from employer to employee. Does anyone needs an IDC analyst to know that?
And then we touch the mandatory "Office" topic. Oh please, tell me once again how Office is the cornerstone of business. And watch out for the IDC "discovery" in a few months, where they speak with a couple of dozen of corporate mobile users and shockingly discover that mobile users are happy enough to view an Office document on their mobiles and are not even remotely interested in creating any MS Office content on a mobile device. They have laptops for that, you know.
Not that I expect something different from the IDCs and Gartners of the world, after all they long ago abandoned any pretense of neutrality. But come on, Reg, you're supposedly on a level somehow closer to actual journalism than this.