Android mobile computers and terminals are now the only way forward for most businesses using barcode scanning devices on the shopfloor, warehouse and supply chain, but what exactly is Enterprise Android?
If you have used a mobile phone with Google Play, you will realise that your users could in theory install any Android Apps they want onto your mobile devices - including games, music apps, video players, etc. - none of which you want your users downloading or using when they should be working.
To allow you to manage this, alongside a host of security options and updates to keep your devices safe from viruses and trojans, the Enterprise version of Android lets you control exactly what you need. For example, you may use a very limited set of Apps that allow your users to connect to your ERP, communicate with other workers or receive company email and Enterprise Android lets you configure the devices so that they "boot" directly into your chosen application or only show icons on screen that have been restricted to the companies set of approved apps.
Another feature of Android Enterprise is that only companies that have demonstrated that their devices are rugged enough and who are willing to maintain the very highest standards of service and support for their customers are allowed to purchase Enterprise Android from Google. As a result, if you see Android Enterprise Recommended on the device, you can be sure it's been designed and can be configured for enterprise or business environments and will contain all the tools needed to lock down the device.
If the device you are considering for your next business or logistics project is not Android Enterprise Recommended, then its just using a standard mobile phone version of Android with all the problems and security issues that inappropriate use of the device can bring.
At Dash Computer Products, we only offer devices that are Android Enterprise Recommended, plus we then go on to test them to our own exacting standards and make sure that they are loaded with the right set of Enterprise Apps to suit your business and ERP needs. Our expert knowledge in everything about barcode and industrial Wi-Fi, ensures that the Enterprise Mobile device you are offered is perfect for your barcode scanning needs and will roam seamlessly throughout your factory or warehouse.
For more information on Android Enterprise Recommended devices or to ask any question that this BLOG has raised, please call 01200 441977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org