Apple’s iOS dominating in the enterprise

“Good Technology analyzed device activations and enterprise applications for mobile devices from April to September this year,” Chuck Jones reports for Forbes. “It found that Apple picked up some share in both smartphone and tablet activations and iOS dominates enterprise apps.”

“Good found that there are over 1,000 custom enterprise apps built using its technology, an increase of 52% from the previous quarter,” Jones reports. “iOS dominated as the platform of choice for enterprise app deployment with 98% and 95% share in the June and September quarters, respectively.”

“Good saw a 60% increase in device activations from a year ago with iOS accounting for 72% vs. Android at 27% in the September quarter,” Jones reports. “iOS’ share increased slightly from 69% in the June quarter while Android’s fell from 30%. Windows share was 1% in each quarter… iPads increased its share of enterprise tablet activations from 84% in the June quarter to 90% in the September quarter.”

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  1. Let’s hope people don’t come to associate Apple and iPhones / iPads with work. I firmly believe that has had an impact on MS. I don’t think it’ll happen since the user experience is so enjoyable on Apple products.

  2. Careful, don’t say enterprise likes to use Apple products to loudly! 2 of the places I’ve worked are so Apple paranoid it isn’t funny! it’s such an easy platform use, and it’s very adaptable! IT execs I’ve worked for are so far behind the computer curve, it’s scary!

  3. Looking back just a bit, the god-almighty pundits were demanding that Apple quit pussyfooting around and push into Microsoft territory, instead of fooling around with faddish consumer toys. Only a grand enterprise strategy, they insisted, would legitimise Apple in investors’ eyes.

    Funny how it came about, without even a plan to penetrate the IT moat and storm the portcullis. Apple simply created products so delightful that people wanted to use them everywhere, even It began with younger execs, a generation removed from technophobia, who wouldn’t brook any back talk from MS-addled underlings. From there it spread innocently into the pores of the corporate body and acquired its own acronym: BYOD.

    Because dynastic Microsoft, and other big-time enterprise players, were slow to realise that mobile computing was actually a paradigm shift in disguise, they squandered their opportunities to strike back at Apple early, instead acting like overconfident, entitled old men

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