Smartphone apps will boost enterprise productivity by 2015

Half of the devices on the corporate network will be mobile by 2015

Smartphones and tablets are already starting to flood the enterprise and this trend is expected to accelerate rapidly over the next four years. Enterprises expect mobile apps to accomplish some big goals including reducing paper in the office. (How many years have we been talking about the paperless office?)

Because the iPad is the leading tablet, businesses seem most focused on iOS apps, both for the iPad and iPhone. But Google is working on Android Honeycomb, and if the past is any indication of the future, Android's tablets will eventually attract plenty of users.

Will Google ever release the Honeycomb source? If not, this burgeoning world of mobile applications could move the world back to the days of proprietary client code, erasing a lot of the progress made over the decade toward open, freely modifiable apps.

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