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Google buys Divide and moves Android into the enterprise

technologyEdward Kiledjian1 Comment

Up until now, Android really didn't play nice in the enterprise space because it was difficult to manage through an MDM. Manufacturers (like Knox from Samsung) had to build their own enterprise security and management features. Google is set to change that with its acquisition of Divide.

Divide was an Mobile Device Management service provided from the cloud (MDM as a service) and allowed organizations of all sizes to manage the mobile devices of their employees to ensure corporate security rules are followed. What kind of polices? Think lock screen rules, app restrictions, ability to locate and wipe a missing device, etc.

Divide's solution supports both Android and IOS.

This can only mean a more enterprise oriented Android is on the way.