Apple’s iOS dominates enterprise mobility, data shows

“Data scientists at Egnyte analysed 25 Petabytes of customer data and four million enterprise-related activities performed by enterprise employees to figure out how businesses are working today,” Jonny Evans reports for Computerworld.

“They found that 82 percent of work done on mobile took place on iOS, while 25 percent of work done on a desktop was via macOS,” Evans reports. “I find the latter statistic quite thought-provoking – how come Macs are used to get 25 percent of enterprise tasks done, yet Mac market share remains between 5-9 percent. Clearly where Macs are deployed they are being well used.”

Evans writes, “I believe C-suite executives making purchasing decisions will be interested in taking a second look at Apple’s desktop ecosystem, particularly since IBM confirmed Apple’s solutions are way cheaper to run than those from Microsoft.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We pity any business that’s shackled itself to crappy Windows PCs and non-Apple smartphones and/or tablets that’s trying to compete against obviously smarter companies who’ve armed themselves with Mac, iPhones, and iPads.

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IBM: Every Mac we buy is making and saving us money – October 28, 2015
Now we know why IT support hates Macs (hint: Windows PCs = job security) – October 19, 2015
IBM: Corporate Mac users need less IT support than those stuck on Windows – October 18, 2015
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  1. I have been noticing, over the years, that the MS’s triple-E (Embrace-Extend-Extinguish) strategy that worked so well during 90s and early 2000s isn’t really effective anymore. Vast majority of enterprise-scale systems these days are based on common platforms and standards, most of them using the browser as the interface. None of the Microsoft’s old methods are working there anymore.

    For the past (almost) twenty years, I was the lone Mac user in my office. I always had to write a special justification for purchasing the Mac for my use, but I always had one (in the ocean of OS/2 at first, then Windows desktops). Initially, I had to have a Windows desktop on the side, for some corporate applications that simply didn’t work on Mac, but over the years, such systems have been disappearing, being migrated to newer, more streamlined solutions that were (incidentally) platform-agnostic. Today, in my organisation, there are no systems that exclusively require Windows. And while I’m still one of the very few who use Macs on desktop, IT people have, over the years, recognised the reality that some people prefer Macs and had developed a policy document for their use. I’m no longer a clandestine rebel, I’m now legal (albeit, still self-supported; no IT doofus will ever get caught dead supporting Macs, apparently).

    Change continues to happen, and the data above clearly shows it.

    1. Yup. When I had to purchase my first was a big deal. Needed approval from a VP and had to justify to IS (lol). Second was easier..but still awkward. This year, I can order it on my own since Apple is on the “approved vendor” list.

      1. Jealous. I work for a 100 year old company (I think we may have some 100 year old systems still) and we have lots of applications that are windows only.

        Believe it or not, I just got access from a major banking system that requires Windows Explorer 11 as only certified browser!!!!!
        (Still a nasty world out there)

  2. I have not heard one person on Wall Street mention anything about iOS dominating in the enterprise. I remember times when a company was heavily enterprise focused it became a company that was going to be around a long time and considered a great stock buy.

    Think of RIMM. Everyone claimed they were going to be in business with the BlackBerry and BIS for at least another decade and their stock shot up like a Saturn booster rocket. I’m quite certain that’s not going to happen with Apple stock. Apple still seems to be considered a company with a doubtful future. At least that’s how it’s being valued. Apple does seem to be joining up with a number of enterprise-focused companies but it seems to be a very low-key thing as far as Wall Street is concerned.

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