Apple maintains enterprise dominance; Windows Phone lags

Summary:Good Technology's fourth quarter mobility index shows Apple's iOS activations in the enterprise remain strong with Android No. 2 and Windows Phone failing to make a move.

Apple's iOS smartphones accounted for 54 percent of enterprise activations as Android's share dipped to 26 percent, according to data from Good Technology. Overall, custom enterprise mobile applications surged.

Good's fourth quarter report highlighted that enterprise application activations were up 54 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the third. Custom enterprise application development was up 55 percent in the fourth quarter sequentially.

Document editing remained the most activated enterprise application, but more advanced applications are gaining. Overall, document editing, custom apps and file access tools were 63 percent of total mobile apps.

File access apps account for more than 20 percent of activations.

Financial services leads in total iPad activations and accounted for 46 percent of total tablet activations.

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Topics: Mobility, Android, Apps, iOS, Windows Phone

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