Apple’s iOS still rules the enterprise space, even after having fallen 5 percentage points to 67 percent of total device activations in Q2 2014. Android device activations increased the same amount to 32 percent of total activations last quarter, while Windows Phone activations remain consistent with the five previous quarters: flat at 1 percent.
The latest findings come from Good Technology‘s semi-annual Mobility Index Report. It’s worth noting that since BlackBerry devices use BlackBerry Enterprise Server for corporate email access, Good Technology does not have insight into BlackBerry handset activations.
As such, if you take BlackBerry out of the equation, iOS holds two thirds of the enterprise market, Android holds a third, and Windows Phone barely registers. Microsoft clearly has work to do.
Breaking down the numbers further, Android smartphone activations saw the largest increase (4 percentage points) quarter-over-quarter and came in at 30 percent of total device activations. iOS smartphone activations remained consistent quarter-over-quarter at 51 percent of total activations, while iOS tablet activations saw a slight decrease, coming in at 16 percent of total activations.
Document editing continued to maintain the top spot for most widely-used enterprise app. That being said, secure instant messaging edged out custom apps as the third most activated app category.
The report highlighted three other interesting findings:
- The total number of enterprise app activations continued to see significant double digit growth, increasing 20 percent quarter over quarter.
- The gap seen in previous quarters in the number of tablet app activations versus smartphone activations significantly closed in Q2, coming in at 58 percent and 42 percent respectively.
- Government and public sector recorded an increase of five percentage points in total iPad activations.
Good Technology’s reports are an ongoing initiative to track activations across the breadth of mobile platforms and devices. They are based on data aggregated from all devices from more than 5,000 customers worldwide.”
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