Good news for Android enterprise adoption.
Today we have some very good news for Android's enterprise ambitions. SkillSoft, who makes training software for enterprise and government clients, recently did a survey on their users in Information Technology. They found that IT professionals now search for Android more than iPhone when looking for "information and support".
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So what does this little germ of fact mean for the future of the Android / iOS conflict? IT is the walled and locked gate that guards the rich money deposits of the Enterprise market. Executive A may love iPhones and Executive B may think the Nexus S is the sexiest thing in the world, but if the guy in charge of network security says "No", that is pretty much it.
For years, RIM has had a lock on enterprise due to the extreme level of control (and thus security) they allowed IT folks to have over sensitive information. With the iPhone's immediate popularity and continued dominance, enterprise adoption has increased at a steady pace.
But Android, being open source and less controlled, seemed a bit too dirty to draw interest from the folks responsible for keeping a business network clean. And yet, Android seems to be taking off with IT professionals.
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That, or the platform's popularity is forcing them to "make it work". Whatever the reason, Android's advance into the business world seems to have a great deal more steam behind it than most of us expected.