iPhone and iPad push iOS adoption to 79% in mobile enterprise market

iPhone and iPad push iOS adoption to 79% in mobile enterprise market
When it comes to enterprise customers, Microsoft undeniably holds the crown in regards to the desktop portion of the market thanks to the popularity of Windows. But switch over to a smartphone or a tablet and it’s a completely different story, according to a new report by Egnyte.

Thanks to data compiled over the past twelve months, it’s been revealed that over 46% of all enterprise customers have chosen one of Apple’s various iPhones as their preferred device, while a further 32% have opted for an iPad. This means that, in total, just under 80% of all enterprise users use an iOS device. For comparison, only 21% of users are said to own a device running a different OS such as Android or Windows 10 Mobile.

In regards to which devices were actually the most popular, Apple once again dominated the list. In fact, the top 5 most used products were Apple-branded. These were, in descending order, the iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPhone 6. Elsewhere, it’s worth noting that the iPhone 8, iPhone X, and iPad Pro were also among the top 20 in use.

Overall, it seems as though Apple’s ever-improving ecosystem and its ability to provide a fast and secure experience are sufficient to attract a wide variety of enterprise customers, with the IT sector perhaps being the brand’s biggest market. When it comes to desktops, though, the company only commands a 9% share of the market, something that isn’t showing any signs of significant growth.

source: Egnyte via: 9To5Mac



1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1550; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Those numbers make no sense unless the iPad owners don't have phones.

3. Leo_MC

Posts: 7213; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

"Enterprise" means one uses the device for work related tasks. Some people don't have a work profile or apps on personal devices such as phones.

6. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Considering Apple has been losing ground overall in the world market. To the point that Apple fell to third spot globally in terms of the most smartphones sold. Even though Apple made an iPhone assembly plant in India, they continue to shrink to the point that Apple has almost 1% in India these days. Plus Apple continues to shrink in China. The two largest growing smartphone economies in the world. India this year is suppose to be second to China, and take the US's second spot this year in total smart phone sales. I guess the iPhone users need to hear some good news about their platform, especially with stories like these.

7. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Profitwise who makes the most money?

8. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

Ahhhh yes, the profit thing. Well it stands to reason that Apple always makes a lot of profit, especially when they overcharge for every piece of hardware they make. No one can deny that fact. But, sure Apple does make the most profit. Now are you extra happy about that extra profit that Apple makes?

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Give it a rest Sgodell’s alt. Nobody cares.

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah he does really sound like sgodsell. So much hate for Apple even though it doesn't benefit him in any way....

13. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

You sound butthurt but ok

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 7213; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You (and I am talking about a multitude of people) really don't understand the markets, do you?! Apple's market share is untouched by Huawei rise, because the 2 companies simply don't target the same clients; on the other hand, Samsung's global market share has dropped with an alarming 2 figures rate. Enterprise has other requirements than root, change icons, personalization etc, that's why BB was still relevant there even when it sold (almost) 0 devices globally. Think about all that.

20. whatev

Posts: 2204; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Did you know that Samsung sold like 11 million phones less last quarter compared to the same quarter last year? Apple sold like 500k more, now you can take several seats be a good girl and close your big mouth < 3

19. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

That's what's meant by "enterprise market". That means one mobile device, be it a phone or a tablet, used to do office work. But only one. Not two. These studies are based on that premise.

2. toukale

Posts: 624; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Not surprising at all in the enterprise world. What IT folks want is uniformity and the known more than anything else. Too many options are not welcome in that environment for obvious reasons. The iPhone is the ideal phone for enterprise environment in most businesses.

4. Leo_MC

Posts: 7213; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

It's the only device that offers the guaranty that the employee can't run with the company data.

5. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

That is BS. Really? Offers the guarantee that the employee can't run with the company data. Stop lying. Their is no guarantee for that stuff. Do you honestly believe what you spew out?

11. whatev

Posts: 2204; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Wow your bum is so red and hurt, use that famous cream, it will end your suffering

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 7213; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

In the grownup's world there is hardly any room for error in things one "spews out"; powered by Android, only Samsung with Knox is to be considered and BB with DTEK, but neither comes close to the power of Apple's MDM+MS solutions. Do you think that a (multi) million € business decides to implement security measures for its IT system without the guarantee that its data is almost impossible to be breached? Dude, we have 20 mil € or 4% of the global revenue fines if we are not careful, do you think we care about setting Puffin as a default browser or the ability to block the export of important files from the enterprise cloud?

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

DTEK isn't BlackBerry's MDM solution, BlackBerry UEM is, and it is miles ahead of what Apple offers in terms of MDM solutions. Apple isn't even in the top 5.

22. Leo_MC

Posts: 7213; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

UEM is just a part of BB EMS; DTEK is the solution (the implementation of their enterprise software suite on their devices) BB has to offer. Other than that... unless you have been researching those solutions, you have no idea what you are talking about.

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

No, that’s not it, and I have been researching those solutions. It’s YOU that have no idea what you’re talking about. For example: DTEK is an app only available for BlackBerry branded smartphones. BlackBerry’s UEM encompasses so much more, and is used to manage BlackBerry, iOS, Android, and Windows devices. And they offer a whole lot more than that. Apple doesn’t BEGIN to touch what BlackBerry has to offer as far as MDM services and software goes. YOU need to be the one doing the actual research. There is much more going on in life besides your precious deity Apple, especially as far as enterprise solutions go. https://us.blackberry.com/enterprise You’re welcome.

24. Leo_MC

Posts: 7213; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Dude, UEM is a panel for EMS (just like cPanel is for a RHEL web server). I'm sure BB offers much more, but 79% of us, being the dumbest people in the world, prefer to use Apple's solutions. Do you have a problem with that? Don't worry, I'll dump Apple - from managing my mobile fleet (for cloud and mail I use MS, for BI I use SAP - soon to be MS, for VPN I have Cisco etc) - the next day somebody offers me something better. Cheers!

25. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Dude, do you even understand what this article is about? 79% prefer to use an iOS DEVICE, as in an iPhone or an iPad, in enterprise. That has NOTHING to do with MDM solutions. Did you even read the article? Hell, did you even read the title??? The majority of iOS devices managed in enterprise are managed by a company that was known as Good Technology, and guess what? They are now wholly owned by BlackBerry, and that's been for sometime now. Even with the FACTUAL link I provided you, you still choose to shove your fists in your ears and close your eyes to the truth, choosing to believe whatever the Apple RDF places before. Lmao!

26. Leo_MC

Posts: 7213; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Even though you (I have just read your pseudonym) are one of those that constantly made stupid comments in the past, I respect too much the art of conversation not to respect the subject, so I have read the article again. "Enterprise" means companies and their needs; well I have a (small) company in tech and I use enterprise solutions. I can't have one of my sale people leave the company with all the email database that he has access to, so they are using tablets when they are mobile; I can't risk having the mail app (the cloud service, company phone book etc) out of their soundboxes so I can either use iOS, or Knox (BB is not a solution, because of their low specd devices); I also can't allow that the people on sales access the server rooms (which can be unlocked, using my engineers phones). I need to control the apps that an employee can install on the device, I have sensitive copyrighted material that they need to access sometimes and I need to update regularly (or to revoke access) remotely; I need to install/start/stop apps remotely; I need to gather instant data (when one goes in the field to repair a device, my technicians needs to get the data, analyze in real time and provide the solution while my men are still on the field, otherwise my costs go up). My employees don't need to carry 2 devices; they have both business email account and personal account in the same app; they open the same Contacts app where they have both their personal list of contacts+the company contacts (which I can also wipe remotely anytime I need to). All this is dome through Apple's MDM; it's equally ok to have all this on your mobile devices in Knox (or through DTEK in EMS), but Apple's solution is superior, because it offers the protection through the entire iOS.

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely not going to read that wall of hot garbage and fabrications that you just posted. I linked the actual factual for to read, but you choose to ignore it. You are one of the flock that refuse to see any truth in anything other Apple, and you often post nonsense and drivel that supports what I just said about you. This is the reason why you recently sent on an inpromtu vacation for one week. It's a waste of time to discuss anything logical with you, so I'm going to just cut this short right here. You'll of course respond, as your megalomania and comment history here suggests, but I'm done here. Refer to my previous comments when you respond. You may now respond, little puppet.

28. Leo_MC

Posts: 7213; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I was (rightfully) banned for swearing too much. Has it ever crossed your mind that Apple products are really good (maybe the best) for the people that are choosing to use them? Can't you just be happy with "your UEM" and let me be happy with my Apple (in mobile) +Linux+Cisco+MS solution? If you want to talk to me about enterprise, tell me how can I have all the contacts (personal and the company address book) in the same app on a BB and only share the personal contacts with Facebook. If your answer is a link to nowhere, it is clear that only one of us knows what is talking about.

10. Valdomero

Posts: 666; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Back in the day it was Palm that dominated the enterprise, then RIM (Blackberry), now that Blackberry went Android, the crown goes to Apple. Android has business profiles as well but I've known some companies that don't spend time and effort (=$$$) to make their IT guys to enforce that profile to the employees' phones, they just give the Android phones with no business profile, allowing the employees to do whatever they want to do with the phone. A high security risk for companies. My GF's business phone is a regular Huawei (can't remember the model) with no restrictions whatsoever, meanwhile my phone is an iPhone 7 and is totally restricted, it even has the current app store disabled to have the company's own app store.

16. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Business wants reliability, after sales support, easy to manage device and premium for their enterprise. Apple will lead in this market too as many businesses now offer macs against wondows.

21. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That jet black iPhone 7 looks so elegant.

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