Apple enterprise market lead is giving way to Android
posted by Michael H. / Aug 12, 2014, 11:56 PM
The data comes from Good Technology, which is a company that tracks phone activations and more from over 5,000 customers worldwide. According to the latest semi-annual report, Apple's iOS comprised 67% of enterprise device activations in Q2 of 2014. This is still good enough for a wide lead over Android, which accounted for 32% of activations, but it did mark a shift in the market. Apple dropped 5 percentage points compared to the previous quarter and Android gained that same amount. Windows Phone rounded out the numbers overall with just 1% of the enterprise market.
You'll notice that BlackBerry hasn't been mentioned, but that isn't because it has disappeared completely from the enterprise space. Rather, BlackBerry is left out of the numbers because BlackBerry devices use BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate email access, Good Technology cannot track BlackBerry activations. So, it is likely that the numbers laid out above are off by quite a bit, although the general ratios should be about the same. At the beginning of the year, Tim Cook cited IDC reports saying that Apple held 59% of the enterprise smartphone market and 78% of the enterprise tablet market, so Apple has a solid lead, but that lead may be slipping.
source: The Next Web
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I don't know why they do not save their speculation until the new iPhone is released. Its going to be right back to where it was previously. Does anyone get that nobody is buying before the launch.
posted on Aug 13, 2014, 12:32 AM 0
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Wouldn't it be a surprise if iPhone fans before returning to apple scrutinized the extra row of icons as nothing more then a gimmick for the extra dollars they will undoubtedly cost? Most of their base has aged, let's say in last several years. Might not be the gold rush some are expecting it to be, just speculating.
posted on Aug 13, 2014, 12:42 AM 5
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One of the selling points of the iPhone in the enterprise is that it fully supports Exchange-based remote wipe. So if you add an Exchange account to your iPhone, your entire phone can be wiped by your employer (or whomever owns/manages the Exchange server). The promise of the container approach that Samsung offered with KNOX was making it so you could run your Exchange account email in a container and if it was remote-wiped, it would only take out that container, not your entire phone. Of course, KNOX never worked well in practice and made life worse for 98% of the customers who had KNOX on their phone and didn't use KNOX. Hopefully Google/Samsung can fix the issues and make some sort of (optional) container approach work well. The next few years will be interesting as Google makes a big push into the enterprise. Their primary goal is to disrupt Microsoft Office. That's Microsoft's king. If Office falls, so does Microsoft.
posted on Aug 13, 2014, 12:52 AM 1
Nowadays any Android phone can be managed like that. At work we use Airwatch mobile device manager and it doesn't need to be a Samsung with knox. Any Android can be added and only the exchange part will be wiped. Also a password will be mandatory when adding the work exchange. Also when you look at the restrictions you can set on a Knox phone are quite extensive. Even LG and Kindle have quite some security options already. When you consider the minimal set of restrictions you can make on a iOS device without the help of an OSX machine with Apple configurator, it's no wonder Android is catching on in the enterprise.
posted on Aug 13, 2014, 1:52 AM 1
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But yet iOS leading !!!! Isn't it ? That's what matter for me .. :)
posted on Aug 13, 2014, 1:00 AM 0
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