Will the debate ever end?
If you’re a typical American phone consumer you’ve probably often asked yourself, “iPhone or Android?”
Recently some friends were discussing this and I wondered, “Is there a significant difference between the two anymore? Is there a worthwhile debate anymore? Should we still care?”
Here’s the thing – YES! – it absolutely does. However, in the debate between iPhones and Android phones it’s less and less about the phone itself. Here’s why.
In an interview last week the interviewee made an off hand comment that her current company is stringent on the hardware and software she’s allowed to use.
It’s a large organization with thousands of employees, which seems to be the norm for that type of company.
And I get it – there are some understandable reasons why a company would want this control:
- Ability to reign in costs
- IT oversight
- Preventing bad, scary things from happening
I wonder, though, if her company has considered reasons why they wouldn’t want to control their employees’ tools so much.
She’s had to resort to PowerPoint for software wireframes. Seriously.
On the advice of Fred Wilson from AVC I picked up two new books this week: