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Apple iOS, Google Android Making Inroads in the Enterprise, Data Shows

Quarterly data from Good Technology is showing a game-changing shift in the way enterprises are viewing and adopting mobile technology.

Apples iOS and Googles Android devices are quickly becoming the technologies of choice in the mobile enterprise, with the Apple iPhone 4 being the most frequently activated device among Good customers since its launch in June. The Apple iPad also made it into the top 5 most popular mobile devices as more companies incorporate the technology into their mobile strategies. In all, Apple iOS devices accounted for more than 50 percent of new activations between June and September.

Android devices represented nearly 30 percent of net new activations during the June to September time frame. The Droid X from Motorola, which uses the Android OS, was the most frequently activated Android device in September.

In contrast, Windows Mobile devices represented 15 percent of net new activations between June and September.

The Good Technology Device Activation Report for 3rd Quarter 2010 is based on data aggregated from thousands of Goods enterprise customers. The data shows a shift in how companies are viewing mobility in the enterprise, choosing a multiplatform approach over support for single devices such as the Palm Treo or the RIM BlackBerry long considered the standard for enterprise mobility devices. In particular, the Android OS now represents close to 30 percent of Goods net new activations, up from less than 20 percent in 1Q 2010.


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