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    Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology recently reported that Apple’s iPad accounted for more than 91% of enterprise tablet deployments while Apple’s iPhone represented 54% of smartphones activated by the more than 2,000 companies using its services in the fourth quarter. This gives iOS an overall 73% share of mobile devices in the enterprise.

    For those of you who don’t know, Good Technology provides push messaging, device management and security products for corporate mobile users, serving as an alternative to RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Server. As such, Good supports mobile platforms outside of RIMs own, including Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, iOS and Android. Good stated the following in a recent report:

    We continued to see an increase in iOS activations this quarter, which we can attribute to two new iPhone models coming to market just before the start of the quarter. The overall number of device activations has increased 34 percent from Q1 to Q4 of this year, indicating strong, continued growth and adoption of the Good Secure Mobility Solution.

    As many organizations are migrating away from BlackBerry to meet end user demand and embrace newer platforms like iOS and Android, they are deploying Good's cross-platform solution to secure both their data and devices.

    The company went on to note that total enterprise app activations grew by 54% over the previous quarter, an increase over previous quarterly growth rates of 43%. Deployment of custom developed apps grew at a rate of 55%. The rapid growth in mobile application use by companies primarily benefitted Apple and its iOS platform. As Good reported “iOS devices claimed the top ten spots for most popular devices among users.” In contrast, “Android’s share of activations continued to decrease quarter over quarter at 26%,” while “Windows Phone activations remained steady at 1% of total device activations in both quarters.”

    Source: Good Technology

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    2014-02-13 09:24 AM