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iOS represented 73% of all devices activated by the enterprise in Q4

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iOS represented 73% of all devices activated by the enterprise in Q4
Good Technology has a customer base that includes the biggest names in business.The company provides mobile device management, similar to what BlackBerry offers with BES. As a result, Good has the ability to see what is happening in the enterprise when it comes to mobile. For example, from the third quarter of 2013 to the fourth quarter, the use of mobile apps on the enterprise increased 54% Good says that these apps are making employees more productive.

Most businesses find that apps for document editing are the most popular. Of the top five most popular apps in the enterprise, Business Intelligence is surging, hitting the top five by moving ahead of cloud storage. The top three apps for tablet use and smartphone use in the enterprise were the exact same: document editing, custom apps and file access. 

Apparently, you can't spell business without iOS. 54% of total device activations in the enterprise were for the Apple iPhone. The top ten most popular devices in the business world are all powered by iOS. According to Good, a lot of this is due to the launching of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c before the fourth quarter of 2013. iOS powered devices represented 73% of all devices activated in the enterprise for the fourth quarter. Android devices were responsible for 26% of business device activations in the three month period. Windows Phone activations accounted for 1% of the total.

On a sequential basis, tablet activations in the enterprise for the fourth quarter were flat, while smartphone activations declined by 1% from the third to fourth quarter. Financial Services was the top industry for iPad activations in the fourth quarter, with a 46% share. The industry was also the top for total device activations in the quarter, representing 39% of the total number of tablets and smartphones turned on in the business world during the last three months of the year. Wall Street apparently loves its gadgets.


source: GoodTechnology (PDF) via AppleInsider

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posted on 13 Feb 2014, 02:44

1. sianto (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


This is a Good report not a good one. No precentage in the enterprise for BlackBerry, this is just not true, otherwise BlackBerry wouldn't exist.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 03:09 2

3. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Blackberry is slowly going away....

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 03:37 3

5. androiphone20 (Posts: 1451; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


I assume you're not very familiar with Good and it's relations with the corporate world, Blackberry has lost a great deal of the enterprise market to Apple, it's not even in a very good state as we speak

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:08

6. jonesinaeus (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)


BlackBerry's market share is certainly tanking but this article leaves out one crucial fact (or at least leaves it as an exercise for the reader to deduce, which is dangerous in this day and age): most enterprises that use BlackBerries are not using "Good" technology because BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a competing technology and BlackBerries tend to be religiously adopted where they are adopted; that is, in businesses where essentially everyone is using one and is synchronizing through BlackBerry Enterprise server. Now that the newer devices use ActiveSync directly that's another option, but the likelihood of supporting BlackBerry and using Good technology in a given business is low.

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 03:31 7

4. androiphone20 (Posts: 1451; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


A great deal of the enterprise market has to do with quality productive apps not customizations and all that stuff that's not really productive so the 73% is quite legit

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 07:15

7. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Gooo apple !

posted on 13 Feb 2014, 08:58

8. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


No surprise iOS dominates the quarter after each iPhone is released. I'm more interested in the yearly totals, where quarters are averaged out.

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