Apple iOS, iPad, Android: Enterprise Mobility Adoption Accelerates

The trend of personal smartphones infiltrating the workplace is being led by
Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android smartphone platforms, according to Good
Technology’s second quarterly report, which details the percentage of enterprise activations for each platform that the company has seen among its customers. In 4Q 2010, the iPad "revolutionized" the enterprise mobility
landscape, according to the company’s research, by going from zero percent of Good’s activations in March 2010 to 22
percent by the end of the year.

Good Technology is a provider of secure and managed enterprise mobility for
Apple’s iPhone, iPad, Google Android and other smartphone platforms. The report does not include enterprise activations of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry platform.

The report found iOS devices represented more than 65 percent of net new
activations from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2010, while the iPad’s share of overall net
activations grew from 14 percent to 22 percent during the quarter, and from zero
percent to 22 percent for all of 2010. Android devices stayed steady, accounting for some
30 percent of all net new activations over the period, but represented more
than 40 percent of all smartphone (non-tablet) activations. The company’s
research also found Windows Mobile and Symbian devices dropped out of the
"Top 10" activated devices in the fourth quarter of 2010.

Bolstered by the iPad, iOS remained the most-activated platform by Good’s
customers in the fourth quarter of 2010, with roughly twice the activations of
Android for the full year. However, the report also noted that iOS and Android
had "remarkably parallel" growth trajectories from October through
December of 2010, and in the smartphone category Android devices represented 42
percent of all smartphones activated, while various iPhone models represented
58 percent.

For more, read the eWeek article Apple iOS, IPad, Android Platforms Lead Enterprise Mobility Adoption.

CIO Insight Staff
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