While the Pentagon was previously heavily equipped BlackBerry, the U.S. administration will now open its doors to iPhone and Android devices. Indeed, the Pentagon announced the opening of its secure network to mobile devices Apple and Google. This should be more than 100,000 iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones and tablets that should be used on the network in February 2014.
Currently, the Pentagon’s network account for only 470,000 BlackBerry, 41,000 iOS and 8700 Android smartphones /tablets. With the opening of the two mobile operating systems most popular in the market, the Pentagon wants above all to simplify the work of its employees. A specific application store is also developed in-house to propose appropriate software for both platforms. Ultimately, the Pentagon’s network should be able to withstand 8 million connected devices.