Good Technology: iOS reigns in enterprise; Android has growth

Summary:Custom apps are the fastest growing category in the Good Technology network with a 52 percent growth sequentially in the third quarter. Those custom apps are mostly iOS.

Apple's iOS continues to dominate the enterprise with 72 percent of the activations in the third quarter, but Android is growing at a rapid clip and has 27 percent share, according to Good Technology's mobile index.

Windows Phone activations remained at 1 percent in the enterprise, but Good Technology CEO Christy Wyatt, however, said that Microsoft is likely to get tablet traction in the months ahead.

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Good Technology's report revealed the following:

  • Custom apps are the fastest growing category in the Good Technology network with a 52 percent growth sequentially in the third quarter. Secure mobile app activations were up 42 percent from the second quarter to the third quarter.

  • Apple's iOS is the platform of choice for enterprise apps with 95 percent of total app activations.

  • Document editing is the largest commercial app category with 56 percent of activations. File access and synching were second with nearly 20 percent of activations.

  • Tablets dominated mobile app usage with 81 percent of activations. Of those activations, iOS dominates. Of the apps activated on tablets, 91 percent were document editing apps.

Topics: Mobility, Android, iOS, Mobile OS

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