Enterprise app use up 20 percent, iOS dominates Android

More apps than ever are being used by staff

Activations of applications grew 20 percent in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest Good Mobility Index Report, which tracks apps being used from within its secure container.

The report found that iOS dominates the enterprise market. Despite losing four percent market share to Android, iOS enterprise app activations still had 88 percent of the market during the quarter.

Windows Phone devices have remained stagnant at just one percent for five consecutive quarters. BlackBerry activiations was not included as Good does not have access to BlackBerry Enterprise Server data.

Tablet apps presently account for 58 percent of the market but, as mobile phone sizes increase and performance improves, the gap between tablets and smartphones is closing significantly, despite a five percent rise in iPad activations in the public and government sectors.

Apple also dominates the tablet app market for enterprise users, with 90 percent of all activations for iPads compared with just 10 percent across the whole Android tablet portfolio.

Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt said that the data underlined the challenges facing enterprises as staff use various platforms and devices for business purposes. However, he said these challenges also bring plenty of benefits.

“It’s more apparent than ever that cross-platform enterprise mobility is disrupting legacy desktop and mobile environments,” he said.

“We continue to see companies deploying a breadth of devices and a diverse set of applications to drive higher value for their business, across all vertical markets.

“Most exciting to us is the rapidly growing segment of customers creating and deploying their own secure enterprise apps, across platforms, to fuel their business needs.”

Last week, we reported on the 240 percent increase seen by the London Borough of Camden in use of BYOD over the past three years and how it presented issues for IT managers’ need to support legacy operating systems.

For more information on mobility, visit the Intel IT Center.

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13 August 2014 | 1:10 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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