• Good: Enterprise Companies Continue to Prefer Apple's Mobile Platform

    Good Technology, the enterprise mobile services vendor, recently detailed that companies continue to prefer Apple’s mobile platform over Android or Windows Mobile alternatives in their quarterly report. Compared to the previous quarterly report, the iPhone continues to account for 51% of activated devices while the iPad accounted for 90% of tablets activated by more than 5,000 companies using Good’s services in the second quarter, giving iOS a total 67% share of all mobile devices.

    Meanwhile, Android phones were up by roughly 4% points over the previous quarter to account for a total of 30% of devices. They also gained 2% points in tablets, where all devices using Android combined accounted for 10% of enterprise tablet activations. According to the report, activations of Windows Phones remained consistent with the four previous quarters, making up a total of 1% of total activations.
    Good continued by noting the following:

    Financial services, business and professional services, manufacturing and high tech all recorded a significant bump in activations quarter over quarter, and that government and public sector recorded an increase of five percentage points in total iPad activations.
    For those of you who didn’t know, Good Technology is a company that provides push messaging, device management and security products for corporate mobile users, serving as an alternative to BlackBerry Enterprise Server. As a result, Good supports mobile platforms outside of BlackBerry’s platform including Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms.

    As far as Apple’s side of things, the Cupertino California company continues to claim a dominating 88% share of enterprise app activations as noted by Good. Apple even went as far as starting a partnership with IBM to specifically build new apps aimed at business users by utilizing its relatively new Swift programming language. In the most recent earnings conference call, Cook stated the following regarding the matter:

    We've forged a relationship with IBM to deliver a new class of mobile business solutions to enterprise customers around the world. We're working together to provide companies access to the power of big data analytics right on every employee's iPhone or iPad.

    Using Swift, we will collaborate to bring over 100 MobileFirst apps to enterprise clients, each addressing a specific industry need or opportunity. This is a radical step for enterprise. It opens a large market opportunity for Apple. But more importantly, it's great for productivity and creativity of our enterprise customers.
    We’ll have to wait and see how Apple’s move shifts the enterprise market but if the current report and previous reports are any indication, Apple will continue to grow its outreach.

    Source: Good Technology (PDF)
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Good: Enterprise Companies Continue to Prefer Apple's Mobile Platform started by Akshay Masand View original post
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