Eight of the top ten devices activated for enterprise use in Q4 were Apple devices

Eight of the top ten devices activated for enterprise use in Q4 were Apple devices
Who says that iOS isn't represented in the workplace? According to Good Technology's quarterly Device Activations Report, iOS devices accounted for a whopping 77% of activations in the sector, an improvement of 71% from the prior year. Android's share was 22.7%, down from 29% in 2011's fourth quarter. The study was made by Good Technology which provides security for mobile devices and analyzed activations made by its clients which includes half the Fortune 100.

The top three devices activated for enterprise use in the fourth quarter of 2012 were all Apple iPhone models. The Apple iPhone 5 accounted for about 33% of activations, and that was followed by the better than 20% of all enterprise based activations that belonged to the Apple iPhone 4S. The first non-iOS model in the top ten was the Samsung Galaxy S III which finished 6th with slightly more than 5% of enterprise based activations. The only other non-iOS model in the top ten was the Motorola DROID RAZR which finished tenth. If we extend it out to the top eleven, then we would include the Samsung Galaxy S II which finished eleventh.

Tablet-wise, iOS crushed Android in the enterprise with nearly 90% of all tablet activations in the fourth quarter. While about 55% of all activations in the fourth quarter for enterprise purposes were iPhone models, slightly over 20% were Apple iPad variants. Slightly less than 20% of all activations were related an an Android smartphone. Windows devices accounted for less than .5% of activations in the period. Will we see a comeback by BlackBerry once the BlackBerry Z10 launches in the U.S.?

source: GoodTechnology via AppleInsider



1. redmd

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12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What exactly does that have to do with this article? U feel u had to list something negative to offset the positive huh?

20. hepresearch unregistered

Actually, it has a lot to do with it. If you are in enterprise, and expect any level of propriety while using your enterprise device, whether that is for corporate or government use, then why would you get and use a device that has a known security issue/exploit involving the passcode functionality? If the device was ever stolen (which iOS devices most often are the favored targets for lifting mobiles off of people in public places) it would present a serious security and intelligence leak risk. It is a perfectly legit question, and is just that... a question that needs to be answered, and not just ignored with a denial, or a wave of the wrist, or some name-calling, or whatever. I am not saying that there is no answer... I am just saying that it is a question worth asking when billions of dollars and/or millions of lives are on the line in a world where cybercrime and cyber-espionage are exploding in both effectiveness and prevalence.

22. hepresearch unregistered

That said, this data is still very interesting, and is very telling with respect to the composition of the enterprise community. It is also very telling in terms of the perception of products to people who are decision makers in systems relying on mission-critical infrastructure, and in terms of the epic effectiveness of Apple's branding when presented before these same decision makers and other enterprise users in the same organization chains. It appears that Apple has a huge following among these folks, that they are willing to pay the premiums that Apple demands, and that, sadly, among this crowd, Android is listening to the saddest strains played upon the world's smallest violin...

26. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

It's also an Alan article, and he is a known apple apologist, so the stats are likely useless. I believe BB is losing share, and there is a fair likelihood ipads are selling decently, but I would guess that will cease as more Windows [computer] tablets'/convertibles' reliability is proven.

2. ama3654

Posts: 295; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

Good luck to them, with the amount of bugs and security issues affecting iOS, there's gonna be a lot of hacking, missing roads and coming late, cancelled meetings, waking up late, i just hope they don't adopt in crucial facilities like nuclear power plants

3. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Do you know what periods are? Proper punctuation helps others better understand you. Troll on...

6. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Relax... not everyone's native language is English... What's with all the grammar professors on this web site...

21. stealthd unregistered

Remember this article?http://www.phonearena.com/news/Study-shows-Apple-iPhone-to-be-300-more-reliable-than-Samsung-models_id40093 It's not that the iPhone has more bugs than any other phone, it just gets way more attention than any other phone for obvious reasons.

4. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

8 out of 10 Enterprise users are noobs.

7. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Agreed, "most" of them are old people that barely know how to check their e-mails.

23. hepresearch unregistered

Simply not true. If anything, the opposite is true... or else the ranks of the employed are still filled mostly with the ranks of the already-retired, and that is a ridiculous assumption.

28. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

iPhone is just simply more easier to use for them. They don't have the time to learn and customize a phone, not sure if they actually want to. Everything has to be pre-customized by the IT department. I probably exaggerated a bit on the e-mail part, but most high up enterprise users aren't exactly tech savvy unless they're actually in the technology industry.

35. hepresearch unregistered

Right. I guess I was just taking issue with the 'old' part... I agree that a lot of folks in business don't feel that they have the time or the interest to manage their own device settings or features, and so just plugging an iPhone into that slot, as managed by the IT dept., fills all of the needs that they really can imagine using or having, at that point... and all their coworkers love being Apple hipsters, too, no doubt...

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Denial isn't just a river in Egypt

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

OMG.....look who is talking ! you, my friend, are epic !

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Mxy you know the haters can be counted on to do what they do best. That's come up with the usual corny apple disses, so their buddies can give them green thumbs and lol's

24. hepresearch unregistered

Maybe... but either way, they still prefer the iPhones and iPads for whatever their reasons are, and they are voting with far more dollars, in this free market, than non-enterprise users.

27. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

Yup, those 8 products are basically the same product

36. hepresearch unregistered

... and have the same form factor, mostly in just two different characteristic sizes. Lovin' the blank slate look, apparently.

31. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

They aren't noobs, the guys in the IT departments probably don't want the employees customizing their phones so it would be easier to provide support. iOS is locked down so you can't sideload apps and the UI is non-customizable, it's a IT departments wet dream.

32. kellkeezy

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 17, 2011

I like this post only because its simple yet entertaining at the same time

5. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

The company I work for is switching us all to iPhone devices. They chose between the gs3 and iPhone. I didn't care because it was free for me either way.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Tre u can't beat free lol

18. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

Yeap, that's why i'm not complaining. They could have bought bb10 as long as it stayed free:)

11. Lakuta1978

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

iOS rules ^^

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I don't know about rules, but its a great OS. I enjoy its core functionality.

29. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I enjoy its open file system and launcher customizability.

16. omar300

Posts: 210; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

as a great man said. fashion over functionality. no surprise iphone and is top seller.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31616; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Who said that?

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