Apple dominant in enterprise apps, business tablets

Jonathan Stewart
15 May, 2014
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Business and enterprise users continue to prefer Apple’s ecosystem for work according to a Good Technology report, with the iOS App Store providing 93 percent of enterprise apps and Apple holding 92 percent of business tablets.

The mobility solutions vendor’s global report showcases the continued dominance of Apple in business despite the significant growth in the field and cheaper options on the market.

Focusing on the first quarter of 2014 and surveying members of the banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, government, aerospace and defence sectors, the ‘Good Technology Mobility Index Report’ claims that enterprise application activations saw a 57 percent growth in Q1, an increase from 54 percent and 43 percent in the previous two quarters.

Despite a one percent drop from the last quarter, Apple holds 72 percent of enterprise device activations, with Android trailing at 27 percent. The Windows Phone is well behind with one percent of new devices.


Smartphones led the way for Apple with 51 percent of activations in the quarter being iPhones. Android smartphones were second with 26 percent, a one percent rise from last quarter, and iPads were third with 21 percent. The remaining two percent was shared by Android tablets and Windows smartphones.


In the tablet sector, iOS has 92 percent of the market with Android taking the remaining eight percent.

The breakdown of iPad activations per sector in Q1 were as follows:


The apps that business-minded iPad users sought were document editing and document management, while iPhone companions sought out mobile unified communications and document management.

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