10 tips for turning Android into a business phone

Security, email and applications to optimise your work on the go


Android has shot past BlackBerry to become the third most popular smartphone operating system in the world behind Symbian and the iPhone, according to StatCounter. In the US, however, the Android is now No.1, according to recent reports by comScore and Neilsen.

Android is trending upward for pretty much every demographic group studied. So, even if your organisation doesn't officially support Android, don't be surprised if your company's employees are finding workarounds and shortcuts to make their business data and apps available on their handset of choice.

That said, Android’s pedigree as a business-class phone is a short one. Android still has some work to do to match the control and power of BlackBerry Enterprise Server, but it's not as much work as you may think. Here are 10 tips for turning the Android into a rock solid business-class phone.