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Managing tablet and smartphone operating systems will force IT administrators to step out of their comfort zones. Most of the major smartphone operating systems used in enterprises focus on the consumer, not business users. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android are helping to drive the consumerization of IT, and even the business-focused Microsoft is making its Windows Phone operating system more consumer-friendly. The same holds true when it comes to tablet operating systems, where iOS on the iPad is leading the charge. The resources in this section include news on the latest smartphone and tablet operating systems, plus tips on how to manage and secure them. You’ll also find information on the new wave of tablet and smartphone applications that employees are using to do work on mobile devices. Much like the operating systems they run on, many of these tablet and smartphone applications will be new to IT admins.