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Apple iPhone continues to be the smartphone of choice for enterprise users

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Apple iPhone continues to be the smartphone of choice for enterprise users
A new survey released this week by Intermedia found that of all the ActiveSync-based smartphones in the enterprise, the leader with 61% of the market is the Apple iPhone. With 17% of the enterprise market, the Android OS is next followed by a conglomeration of Windows Phone 7, Symbian and webOS. All of those are lumped together into a category labels as "other" which controls 22% of the market.

As recently as last month, the Apple iPhone had 64% of new ActiveSync activations while Android devices started picking up momentum with a 33% share.

The tablet market is even more concentrated with the Apple iPad holding a 99.8% share of enterprise users among tablets with ActiveSync functionality. Intermedia said it has seen a huge jump in iPad usage for enterprise in March and April.

Apple's mobile products continue to gain acceptance in the boardroom. During its last earnings call, the Cupertino based firm said that 88% of the Fortune 500 (that is 440 companies) are testing or using the iPhone while 75% are using the iPad. Apple COO Tim Cook has said that as more companies start making iOS devices available to its employees to use, they start buying Macs for the corporation.

source: Intermedia, AppleInsider

The Apple iPhone is the ActiveSync enabled smartphone of choice in the enterprise world with 61% of the market

The Apple iPhone is the ActiveSync enabled smartphone of choice in the enterprise world with 61% of the market



The Apple iPad dominates in the enterpise space

The Apple iPad dominates in the enterpise space




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posted on 13 May 2011, 12:17 1

1. NIPSEN (unregistered)


Entreprise users only use Microsoft Exchange ? I don't think.

posted on 13 May 2011, 12:24 1

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7131; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, glad to see Android is picking up momentum in Enterprise, especially since there aren't too many Android phones really optimized for business.

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:59 5

6. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


almost 5 to 1 lead for the iPhone there buddy. Lol. Sucks being a fandroid.

posted on 13 May 2011, 16:22 2

10. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


considering real enterprise management didn't make it to android until 2.2 (unless your rocking motoblur which has had since the cliq) and 2.2 didn't make it on the bulk of android phones until the last few months... I'd be scared if I were an ibot... lol

posted on 13 May 2011, 21:35 2

31. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I thought android was so far ahead of iOS that it made it look ancient? How is it possible it just got real enterprise support? By the way I used the Thunderbolt on enterprise and the iPhone blows it away.

posted on 13 May 2011, 22:30 1

34. Sniggly (Posts: 7131; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


*rolls eyes* see below, Taco. Only someone as stupid as you takes an all or nothing approach to technology. "You mean your favored tech lacked feature X? LOL that means it's so far behind overall, despite having the rest of the alphabet in advantages over MY preferred technology!!"

posted on 14 May 2011, 23:42

47. Nine1Sickness (Posts: 55; Member since: 30 Jan 2011)


All you stupid ass faggots just need to quit it with the hate between Apple vs. the rest of the world. Grow the hell up little Taco.

posted on 13 May 2011, 16:42 4

14. Sniggly (Posts: 7131; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


There was only a 3 to 1 lead in the last period, skippy, which is pretty good considering factors already named.

You have no right to play victim when we descend upon you anymore, Taco. You posted that comment looking for a fight. However, I feel bad beating down on the mentally retarded.

posted on 13 May 2011, 17:16 1

16. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


ZING!

posted on 13 May 2011, 21:32 3

29. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


hahaha you're happy about a 3 to 1 deficit. sad

posted on 13 May 2011, 22:26 1

33. Sniggly (Posts: 7131; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


How do you still not get it, Taco? How much of your brain has been removed since birth in order to stop the encroachment of the cancer of stupid on the rest of your body? How do you not get that not enough Android phones have had Exchange support long enough for this survey to be meaningful? Yes, with a three year head start the iPhone has more market share than Android in a certain area. And they're about to lose the share they have. Why are you so happy about this, iFanboy?

I mean, does it give you orgasmic pleasure to be this stupid? How do you even function in society? Your stupidity, combined with your overall douchebag flavor, is enough to choke anyone in a fifty yard radius of you. Your mother's vag probably spat you out at 6 months, firing you out like a bullet from a gun right into a foster home, because her body couldn't survive your developing stupid without being sucked into your body like a black hole of stupid. You were probably raised by Apple fans because at that point they were the only ones who could survive your stupid, as they were already infected with their own powerful stupid.

That. Is how. Stupid. You are.

posted on 14 May 2011, 00:31 2

36. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


dude u need to calm down... just cause the iphone beats android doesnt mean u have to rant about crap that doesnt even make sense... and why is it that the iphone, which obviously was smart enough to get this support three years ago, should be disqualified becuase of this? ur saying it shud be punished for getting the tech quicker? and u are calling the other guy stupid... and if u wanna compare how much time iphone and android have had with this tech, iphone has much more marketshare for the ratio... maybe u cant comprehend that, idk... and android will never overtake ios in enterprise becuase it is OPEN SOURCE everyone has access to the code! that just screams hack me!!!!!!

posted on 14 May 2011, 00:59 1

38. Sniggly (Posts: 7131; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Let's start from the top. Lucas, I'm not annoyed because iPhone has deeper penetration than Android in the business arena. At this stage that's still a reasonable expectation. However, I am annoyed because no matter how patient and understanding any Android fan is with you or Taco, (or Gemini or Hawk for that matter) none of us can explain anything in simple enough terms for any of you to understand where we're coming from. You don't understand the crux of the reasons we were upset over the iPhone location tracking (and you don't understand the implications of open source) and Taco here doesn't understand that the iPhone outselling anything in any category does NOT mean it's necessarily the best phone ever. You both bleat the same bullshit that Steve Jobs does without ever paying attention at all when we explain you're wrong.

I am tired, I am sick. I am ranting, and I know that you still just won't fucking get it when or if you read this post. You'll continue repeating yourself and Taco will keep being a dick and chirping "Crushing Defeat!" Like a goddamned marionette of a puppet.

I really don't know what more can be said after this. I have tried my hardest and still neither of you understand. What can I say that will get you two to finally understand?

posted on 14 May 2011, 17:49 1

46. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


u r not even making a point... all u r saying is that we are stupid and wont say android is amazing it is perfect in every way and the iphone sucks in every way... and u are calling us stupid and childish? ur whole comment above just sounds retarded... and yes, u really have made no great point besides for sounding stupid and desperate...

posted on 14 May 2011, 10:26 1

41. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


The entire 2nd paragraph makes your maturity level seem to be about that of a 15 year old.

posted on 13 May 2011, 13:46 4

3. IOS5 (unregistered)


to many reason that make the iphone and ipad the best, but the main reason its so easy to use ( user friendly), even an old man still can use the iphone and ipad. dont know but i feel that next year WP going to kick some A.... ?!

Ps. Android still doing a good :)

posted on 14 May 2011, 00:32 1

37. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


yeeeesssssss!!!!! wp7 is gonna be the shit!!!!! but i have a feeling it will be in europe and in the later part of 2012...

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:16 2

4. box (unregistered)


yeah I'm calling b.s. on this one too; where's BlackBerry? And these are new activations, not existing users

posted on 13 May 2011, 14:19 1

5. temp (unregistered)


Most Blackberrys don't use activesync.

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:05 2

8. Gawain (Posts: 370; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


BlackBerry doesn't use ActiveSync. In the "enterprise" it uses BES, which still has the lion's share of that segment.

This statistic is based on those that use Exchange and ActiveSync, not BES.

posted on 13 May 2011, 16:23 5

11. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ya, if they included activesync and BES together for a total look at the corperate market, you would see blackberry with a 60%+ share of the market. This is just shown in a way to make iOS look better than it is.

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:01 2

7. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Yea box this doesn't include blackberries because they don't use active sync. I'm sure blackberry still has a very large part of this market. I don't see android making much headway into this market. Windows phone 7 will start picking up so I think windows and apple will be the top two in enterprise for active sync use. Android isn't stable enough and not as secure. Android will do much better in the consumer market.

posted on 13 May 2011, 15:54 3

9. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


I still dont get why the iphone is like 3 years behind in tech. and yet its winning??? this is another charlie sheen event :\

posted on 13 May 2011, 16:24 5

12. remixfa (Posts: 13973; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


its not winning. BES is still king in corperate by well more than half.. and thats blackberry only.
Androids exept motoblur enabled sets, didnt get full exchange support until android 2.2 froyo. Since that just got pushed out to the bulk of handsets, technically android just got on the playing field and is already making a lot of headway.

posted on 13 May 2011, 17:23 2

17. clevername (Posts: 1429; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


how is it 3 years behind? it matches or passes 90% of android devices with a 1ghz processor, and half a gig of ram. the display resolution surpasses any android device except one. the battery is better than any android, berry, symbian, or windows smartphone. the only place it lacks is with the os, and thats because of design differences not inferior design.

posted on 13 May 2011, 17:56 1

18. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


and thee Brain washed isheep said: "the battery is better than any android, berry, symbian, or windows smartphone" Hahaha Your so funny Sybian and Blackberry have the best battery lives of all phones!!! Especially Blackberry! And iphone is behind in screen size, call quality, flash, durability, and phone features(without Apps and Data/wifi Iphone is Useless and boring) OH yeah the biggest mistake is... NO Expandable memory!!!

posted on 13 May 2011, 21:32 1

30. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


you're dumb as a rock you'll never get it

posted on 14 May 2011, 13:50

43. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


Your retarded as yourself because your obviously being brainwashed inside an apple bubble.

posted on 13 May 2011, 16:34

13. IOS5 (unregistered)


iphone is like 3 years behind! lol Android does has more feature than iphone but still when it comes to OS IOS still the best and more optimzed and funcational than Android.

posted on 13 May 2011, 17:01

15. jbash (Posts: 342; Member since: 07 Feb 2011)


"but still when it comes to OS IOS still the best and more optimzed and funcational than Android." -How so?

posted on 13 May 2011, 17:59 1

19. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


There are like hundreds of android enabled devices and your saying all of them are dysfunctional??? Have you ever played with the G2, G2X, Nexus one, Nexus S, Samsung galaxy, Motorola Droid X, HTC Incredible 1 & 2, Droid Eris, LG Optimus black, Motorola Atrix, HTC INspire/Evo/Thunderbolt ect... Im sorry but i think you cant tell a difference between Low end and high end devices.

posted on 13 May 2011, 18:37 1

20. TOdoubleD (Posts: 114; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


I would probably give the iPhone a shot if it was bigger. After using the 4.3" screens its difficult to use the little guys.

posted on 13 May 2011, 21:18 1

25. Fazliddin (unregistered)


Yeah IPhone it's good phone

posted on 13 May 2011, 21:19 2

26. Fazliddin (unregistered)


yeah IPhone it's good phone

posted on 13 May 2011, 21:44 1

32. Mike S (unregistered)


"...smartphone of choice..." those are very strong words. The Blackberry remains dominant since they were first. The iPhone is coming up fast since they were the first with touch screen. However, I work for a major corp. with over 300K employees worldwide and as soon the IT dept. announced a beta test version of their Android e-mail and calendar app, they had over 5,000 beta test requests whiting the first two days.

posted on 13 May 2011, 23:23

35. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


Every time PA provides article regarding success of Apple, not less than 30 comments will automatically posted. Most of them contains hatred for Apple. I guess my comment is not one of them because I don't hate Apple. I hate PA for being so biased towards the company.

posted on 14 May 2011, 10:29

42. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I agree with your first statement. Every Apple article is full of trolls commenting hate on Apple (see sniggly). I don't get it and why people are so emotionally invested in cell phones and carriers.

posted on 14 May 2011, 03:26 1

39. Kamen (unregistered)


Haven't seen real enterprise not using Blackberry

posted on 14 May 2011, 06:00

40. IOS5 (unregistered)


I meant by optimized and functional there's no lag, no malware, less processr power and still fast without any noticeable lag or crash ( iPhone 4 1ghz clocked @800Mhz) and still fast. That's what I meant, and still I think the best Android phones till date HTC and Motorola, but Android OS still need more optimization.

posted on 14 May 2011, 16:47 1

45. i hate lie (unregistered)


I don't believe it. Where did they survey? Disneyland? If they really DID the survey in other places but Disneyland, the result will be Blackberry.

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