Suits with iPhones: Apple activations in the enterprise still command 70/30 share over Android in Q2

Suits with iPhones: Apple activations in the enterprise still command 70/30 share over Android in Q2
Enterprise services company Good Technology, which focuses on the mobile aspect of things, crunched the numbers for businesses and government entities with at least five devices to manage, and found out that the proliferation of iOS in those sectors continues unabated.

The company only services Android, iOS and Windows Phone activations on corporate networks, as BlackBerries have their own server system, of course, so the numbers are not representative of RIM's devices, which still command a huge deal of presence in the corporate and government worlds.

The Good Tech guys logged 70.8% activations of iOS devices in the enterprise during the April-June period, which was down from the 80% logged in Q1, but still very significant. Apple's CFO Pete Oppenheimer also commented on how fast iOS is being adopted there during the conference call yesterday: "iPad continues its rapid adoption within the enterprise. We estimate that the number of iPads in the Fortune 500 is more than tripled in the past year."

Android took the lion's share of the rest of the activations measured by Good Technology, with 10% growth quarter-over-quarter. Policies like bring-your-own-device that is becoming ubiquitous now, have undoubtedly boosted the iOS and Android proliferation in the business and government entities, and Good Tech is even breaking it down by device. The last two iPhones and iPads were the most often activated, followed by the Samsung Galaxy S II and the DROID RAZR for the Android camp.



1. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Android won the consumer market after Apple dominated it. So if history repeats it self, then it's only a matter of time until the same can be said in the business world also.

15. MeoCao unregistered

Agree man, with JB Androids will have good security and their advantage in price, diversity will tell.

16. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

android has had good security for quite a while. its only the iFools that believe that it doesnt. Test after test proves it does though. The graph also shows that apple business acts were down 10% while android acts were up 10%. I bet if they show this graph again after next quarter, we see a wide swing with SGS3 adoption. first they get what everyone around them has (the iphone) because they dont know anything but blackberries. Then they get what works and isnt filled with a lot of "I cant do that" statements, which is a high end android device. Eventually, they will start switching over to W8. I'd be very surprised if W8 doesnt take a large chunk of the business side of life within the next 3-4 yrs. Also, where's the graph that shows actual business USE, not just activations. The 2 are not always the same.

19. Aeires unregistered

MS Office on a phone that used speech to text would be huge for enterprise. I too think this chart will have some major changes in the next year or two.

20. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Not to mention that Motorola provides corporate security on their recent phones which can be just as good as Blackberry phones.

22. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The iPhone has been out long enough, so I'm sure they know by now what works for their company and what doesn't. This isn't 2007 anymore. But I do believe that the numbers will eventually balance out. The SG3 will definitely help with that, but then again we can't count out the iPhone 5/6. A survey with business use instead of activations would be interesting, but that's not something that's easily measured. I'd bet though, that the numbers would still be in favor of the iPhone based soley on mobile browsing %, app downloads, etc. iPhone users just seem to use their phones more don't ask me why.

23. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

So much for iPhone being for kids huh. Another stupid argument debunked.

25. wendygarett unregistered

welcome back taco :D

26. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Thank you, good to be back

2. wendygarett unregistered

Why phonearena adopt the source from APPLEINSIDER?? LOL oh I get it!!! :)

3. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 2012

They're so desperate to promote iphone 5.

5. wendygarett unregistered

Nope, PA just want to troll some mindless fandroid to get more attention to this article :D


Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

And that's u commenting , supporting both side's with along other's...... Truly you are an iFan!

13. wendygarett unregistered

At least im not mindless :)

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

lol +1 for you!!! Something tells me that this information might be very glorified sort of speak. Especially since it's coming from AppleInsider. lol


Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

i say what's the big idear...? it's all news!


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

This makes perfect iSense and iApplaud these findings. Truth is, as iHave learned with my iPhone 4S, since it really can't do much, there's NO risk involved. After all, you can't download anything, browser doesn't support flash (no security risk there), porn sites are iBanned: it's the perfect device for corporations that need to control their employees. It is, though, a hell of a great music player. iAlways chuckle when iSee people on the subway with their iPhones; they're always pretending to be doing something else whilst listening to music but, they're just listening to music. The physical actions that they execute are only done because of a subconscious need to interact with something; it's all about appearances and iValidation.


Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 24, 2012

iLike that. iLmao.

6. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

ok, let me go find a f*** to give...

17. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Well, I believe the real reason that business have adopted the iphone (and that will change soon) is the fact that only one manufacturer makes the phone - creates some stability, which businesses look to, especially for updates. And, I am sure APPLE gives a nice discount to large corporations....

24. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

Or maybe it's a better device for their needs than android

18. romeo1

Posts: 814; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

I think it's like bmw/mercedes/audi the "premium" cars. ever tough there are other cars that are better(better fuel economy, driving smoother, more options for a cheaper price tag) business people will usually buy the iphone/bmw/merc/audi only because they care about status. and according to them people will check out your car/phone and accept you because of that.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

When u read these comments u see that androd users r jus as much the sh**p they say iOS users are. It kills me how much u all want apple, and iOS to fail so much so that u come up with these funny/stupid/crazy comments to blast apple. U guys uphold android like apple users uphold iOS. Yet u call them sh**p... That's funny as hell. Google takes your money like apple takes their users money, last I heard it was called big business and every company practices it. Ish**p ansh**p what's the difference? Please don't give me crap about specs. And customization either cuz sh**p r sh**p no matter who the shepherd is. We all get herded. Quad core dual core widgets no widgets 3.5 in screen 4.8 in screen or more. Doesn't matter anyone loyal to a brand is a sh**p. Androidsh**p included.

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