“The door to the consumer is through the enterprise, and not vice versa.”
This is what RIM co-CEO Jim Balisille said in 2007 when RIM was flying high. This was the comment made when Apple released its iPhone to the consumer market. That was then, and this is now. RIM is struggling to stay alive, and corporate America has embraced the iPhone.
With technological advances, mobile computing, cloud computing, connectivity, BYOD phenom and a host of other factors, there has been a major shift in how new technology is being introduced into the enterprise. Here is a very insightful article on this issue. If that was interesting, read the full interview with Marc Andreessen here.