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Pentagon clearance for iOS could open even more doors for Apple in the private sector

Tony Bradley | May 22, 2013
Industries like finance and healthcare may take a closer look at iOS now that it has the Pentagon seal of approval.

Impact on the private sector 
Apple has already invaded corporate America, with the iPhone and the iPad serving as catalysts for the consumerization of IT and BYOD trends while BlackBerry's share of the smartphone market has plummeted: The company is now in fourth place--behind Windows Phone.

Certain industries continue to resist the BYOD revolution, however, and many of them also seem reluctant to abandon BlackBerry. Companies in the healthcare and finance segments, for instance, must comply with strict regulatory guidelines when it comes to managing and protecting sensive data.

But if iOS 6 devices and Samsung's Galaxy S4 running Knox security software are secure enough for the Pentagon, they're probably secure enough for your business, too.

 

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