Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Apple, Android Enterprise Activations on the Rise in 4Q 2010
By Don Reisinger | Posted 02-14-2011
Enterprises are increasingly activating mobile devices running the Apple iOS and Google Android platforms, according to a recent report from Good Technology. The company, which offers enterprise mobility management solutions, analyzes activations by month across its corporate and government user bases. It uses the data to compile quarterly reports on the top smartphone platforms among its customers. The latest report -- which covers 4Q 2010 -- dubs Apple's iOS as the most-activated smartphone platform in the enterprise for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2010. It's important to note that the report is reflective of mobile device activations undertaken by customers using Good's solutions, and therefore do not include activations of RIM's BlackBerry OS or Windows Phone 7. Even so, the increase in the number of enterprise activations for non-BlackBerry platforms -- particularly the iPad -- is striking. Apple said in mid-2010 that 80% of the Fortune 100 companies were testing or deploying iPhone. The Good Technology findings are also consistent with trends in smartphone market share reported earlier this month by research firm Gartner.