iPhone, iPad, Android Platform Lead Enterprise Mobility Adoption
The trend of personal smartphones infiltrating the workplace is being led by both Apple's iOS and Android smartphone platforms, according to Good Technology's second quarterly data report detailing the changing landscape of IT and mobile enterprise technology. In the fourth quarter of 2010, this trend continued to grow, but the iPad "revolutionized" the enterprise mobility landscape by going from zero percent of Good's activations in March 2010 to 22 percent by the end of the year, the company's research found.
Good Technology is a provider of secure and managed enterprise mobility for Apple's iPhone, iPad, Google Android and other smartphone platforms.
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 over the quarter, and from zero percent to 22 percent for all of 2010. Android devices stayed steady at around 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.