I saw a very interesting report this week — from the reliable XDA Developers.com site — that the upcoming Android OS, Android Q, will let IT shops downgrade apps. That means that if a third-party app or even Android native app update presents problems, such as conflicting with other apps or opening a security hole or doing something else headache-inducing, IT can simply click and go back to the version from an hour or two earlier. This is massive.

IT shop managers are discovering in many ways that not owning and/or controlling key applications and environments that they used to control — think of the days before mobile apps and when the cloud was just something that periodically poured water on you — can be severely problematic at times.

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