V3.co.uk readers have defended the decision by the chief information officer at Westminster City Council to use the Windows Phone 7 platform on corporate devices, arguing that it is a far better choice than Apple or Android.
David Wilde told V3.co.uk last week that up to 250 Westminster employees use devices running Windows Phone 7 as it offers several key benefits over other platforms, including iOS.
Numerous readers praised this choice. Mick N called it an "inspired decision" and pointed out the many flaws in other systems for corporate users which could help Microsoft's platform to grow over time.
"WP7's inherent security as a result of intelligent platform architecture decisions mean the platform is well poised to take on iPhone and Android which, on a weekly basis, are visited by the press with stories of hacks and compromised user data," he wrote.
"With CIOs needing to consider data protection compliance I can't imagine how any CIO can consider investing in a platform where users are capable of compromising their devices at home by installing apps that potentially contain malware."
Another reader, Jon, said that his business is planning to migrate from BlackBerry to Windows Phone 7 within the next 12 months, a decision perhaps representative of many other organisations.
"We are trialling WP7 and it has been a hit with users and our current plan is to migrate to Exchange 2010 and WP7 in 2012," he said.
"We use BlackBerry at the moment and it has been a great servant for many years, but it's time for a change."
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