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

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





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40 Comments

1. NIPSEN unregistered

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

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

6. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

10. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

31. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

34. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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!!"

47. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 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.

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

16. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

ZING!

29. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

33. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

36. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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!!!!!!

38. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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?

46. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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...

41. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

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 :)

37. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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...

4. box unregistered

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

5. temp unregistered

Most Blackberrys don't use activesync.

8. Gawain

Posts: 438; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

9. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 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 :\

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

17. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

18. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 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!!!

30. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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

43. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

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

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.

15. jbash

Posts: 345; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

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

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