How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-27-2012

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

Surprise, surprise: Apple's iPhone owns 53% of the enterprise market, up from 45% last year.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

For the first time, RIM's BlackBerry smartphones have been relegated to third place, as its enterprise market share has fallen from 32% last year to 26% this year.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

Which operating system is now in second place in the corporate world? It’s Android, which has 34% ownership of the enterprise, up from 21% last year.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

A total of 95% of employees say they own a smartphone. One-third of respondents say their employer provides them with a smartphone that is their only handset.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

Just how important are smartphones? According to iPass, employees rank their handsets as the third most important product in their lives behind their wallet and keys.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

As for tablets, 58% of workers say they would rely more on tablets next year than they did this year.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

A whopping 54% of companies say they plan to buy an iPad in the next year, easily besting the second-place device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which has 11% market share.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

More disappointing news for RIM: Just 2% of respondents say they would pick up a BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

Surprisingly, 17% of respondents say they plan to use laptops less next year, and one-quarter of those surveyed say they would use their desktops less in 2013.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

Uh oh: One-quarter of respondents say they spend between 15 and 30 minutes each day distracted by non-work activities on the products they use in the office.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

Beware of distractions: 14% of respondents say they waste one to two hours each day on non-work-related technology distractions.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise

So, what is the biggest distraction affecting employees? Keeping up with their e-mail.

How Mobile Devices Are Impacting the Enterprise