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Apple iPhone surpasses BlackBerry as number one phone for enterpise use

Apple iPhone surpasses BlackBerry as number one phone for enterpise use
Information from iPass suggests that businessmen on the go are no longer turning to BlackBerry as the smartphone for enterprise use. The latest information shows that the Apple iPhone now has a 45% share of the mobile enterprise market compared with a 32% slice of the pie belonging to BlackBerry. Over the past year, Android has more than doubled its presence in the business market and now has a 21% share which surpasses Symbian and puts Google's open source OS in third place. It is a far cry from December 2010 when Apple could only look into the future and hope to take enterprise share from BlackBerry. At the time, RIM had over 50% of the mobile business market.

According to iPass, there is a price to be paid for the 91% penetration that smartphones have in the enterpise market. Mobile employees are now "hyperconnected" and are willing to pass on sleep in exchange for their job. 33% of these workers say that they sleep less because of work, with 25% saying that they grab less than 6 hours of shut eye a night. More than 50% of employees say that their exercise schedule is not stable or that they don't exercise at all while 60% blamed work for that erratic exercise schedule. What is most telling is that 59% of mobile employees said that they would feel disoriented, distraught or lonely without their smartphone. With more companies allowing workers to use their own smartphone to work, mobile employees are feeling more attached than ever to the device while on the job.

Smartphones are obviously a very necessary part of today's business world as employees who carry one contribute 240 more work hours a year than those without a handset. And for those bosses who think that letting an employee carry a smartphone would lead to workers wasting company time watching YouTube videos and playing games, the study shows that only 28 minutes are wasted on such distractions. Work related issues account for the first two distractions, going through company email and technical issues. The third is social media which obviously has a personal bent to it. As far as tablets are concerned, the device is also making inroads in the business world as 44% of mobile employees now use a tablet for work, up from a 33% share in the second quarter of this year.

source: iPass

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posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:01 3

1. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Not surprising as blackberrys market share is dwindling greatly in general so many platforms are taking its enterprise share. Plus these days many blackberry phones are as competively priced for upgraded in contracts as other smartphone platforms and also have not been advertised as much. The awful blackberry storm ranges proved highly troublesome also and certainly put a big dent in the view of blackberry by corporate users

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:01 1

2. blackrose (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


did you apple now as a patient over the use of nfc.. sharing contacts and so on.. just like android beam and the many others... wth is going on in the patient office

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:16 5

7. Paden (Posts: 262; Member since: 07 Jul 2011)


This is a completely off-topic, poorly spelled, and irrelevant post.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:42 3

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


He's posting this over and over and different threads

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:03 2

3. hepresearch (unregistered)


\"It was inevitable.\"

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:06 3

4. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Every businessman must have iPhone. It's a part of the image. They don't actually do nothing more than they could on BB, but hey, the power is with those who own Apple. It's a symbol of succesfullness.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:19 2

8. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


unfortunately working in the phone industry on a daily basis you see that what you said is actually true,most of these are the exact same business folk who complain that they can't understand why they cant get another iphone months into the contract of a previous iphone,d'oh!

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:45 6

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


Yes because only iPhone users want to upgrade early...

Quit trolling andro

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:54 2

16. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


if only we could call these customers trolls as easy as apple fans throw the name about continually ,it'd be hilarious day in day out!

these troll hunters are coming for you taco

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJACFMc-Rb4

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:43 3

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


They actually do a lot more than blackberries

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:06

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Before not too long, there won\'t be anywhere that RIM can take comfort from. It wasn\'t too long ago, that the enterprise market was referred to as RIM\'s safe harbor.

Buh-bye RIM. Do the co-Bozos hear the flushing sound in the background?

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:09 2

6. cupcake (Posts: 106; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


''More than 50% of employees say that their exercise schedule is not stable or that they don't exercise at all while 60% blamed work for that erratic exercise schedule.''

This is sad. Too bad employeers cannot give their employees some time to exersise.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:25 1

9. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


ha, even if they did, most employees would still say they dont have time to actually do it.

:)

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:26 2

10. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


blackberry's last hold out is completely eroding away from them. QNX phones better be amazing.. thats all i can say about that.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:44 4

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


QNX will most likely be too little to late. At this point blackberry has to leap frog the competition to start winning customers back. I don't see them doing that.

iPhones and iPads are the future of the enterprise market.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 14:50 4

15. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Three words: Ice.Cream.Sandwich.

My company already offers managers a choice of devices (as long as they\'re available on AT&T). One chose Blackberry because he was a long-time user, the other two chose Androids. With ICS closing the user-friendliness gap, and companies like Motorola adding enterprise features, Android won\'t be on the sidelines.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:04 5

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


Yes let's use your personal co workers as "proof" while we ignore the official numbers where Apple dominates.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:07 3

18. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Did he say anything about it being proof? Or was he trying to debate what the numbers are right now?

I'm pretty sure he was disputing what you said regarding "iPhones and iPads are the future of the enterprise market" using his own personal experience. He even concluded by saying that Android won't be on the sidelines. He didn't say #1. He didn't say #2. He just said that the situation would improve.

MMMMMMKAAAAAY?

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:16 3

19. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


What he said I said.

I said nothing negative about the iPhone or iPad. I happen to think they're both solid devices. I was merely pointing out that with Android's current dominance in smartphones, the likelihood of the enterprise market going entirely to Apple is highly unlikely. The future will be a mix of iOS and Android.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:37 2

21. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


let me educate you .. please... the only reason Android.. or one fo the top reason Android dominates is because they offer a gazillions of mid to low end devices... and professionals will not consider and OS that can be on a high end device and a low end device. too confusing.. lets keep it simple.. iphone mustards that....

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:58 2

23. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Thanks for educating me but if I needed a lesson in bulls**t i'd be watching the republican debates.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 16:41 1

28. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


agreed,they never learn though,they keep up with the same stereotype of apple 'image' sells response.
Its what keeps them buying apple products and what makes apple keep up the image branding pr mental advertising techiques to try sell the same products each year. From apples point of view it work i guess.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:59 4

25. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Just like professionals don't use PCs because they're offered at low, mid and high end, right?

I'm not arguing that Android is the best, I'm arguing that it's competitive. Read the press on the Razr - it's a high-end, high-quality and professional-ready device. The existence of the LG Optimus does not negate the existence of the Razr and Galaxy SII.

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 16:44 1

29. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


wow wow wow.. you are twisting my comment... all am saying... is that most professionals are not aware of the latest Android device... but are aware of the latest Apple device... so when choosing the phone that will represent.... give me an A.. for Apple....

posted on 17 Nov 2011, 01:05

44. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


But in mainland China, they have RAZRs with better specs, a larger display, etc. Motorola isn't giving the US consumer their best stuff!

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 17:17 2

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yet gallito, when you look at the top 10 android sales lists when they come out, they are dominated by EXPENCIVE handsets.. some of them 300 bux.. which is way more than the i4s. Yet, the iOS is a near 50/50 split between 200 and free on the Q3 chart.

Did you have a point?

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 18:17 1

36. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


this is the only point I need...to make

"Apple iPhone surpasses BlackBerry as number one phone for enterpise use "

so save all the writting that i didnt bother to even read... and read the article...

ps.. i already gave you the title... please read the rest

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:28

20. DROIDX0430 (Posts: 468; Member since: 24 Nov 2010)


I dont believe this...impossible to conduct business on a iphone...they just got gmail....what email client is the phone using for corporate sync

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:38 1

22. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


if you are going to troll ...at least be confident about it...

posted on 16 Nov 2011, 15:59

26. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Hail to the troll king! :D

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