Thanks to the iPad, iOS in general has grown in popularity and use among enterprise customers, which can be seen in the graph below according to a new survey from Good Technology, a company dedicated to a push e-mail and device management along with security products for mobile phones. Good's enterprise mobile clientele includes 49 of the Fortune 100.
Here are some of the highlights from the report covering activations in enterprise during the third quarter of 2011:
iOS tablets represent over 96 percent of total tablet activations
Android tablets increased slightly to 4 percent of overall tablet activations for the quarter
iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch), accounted for over 70 percent of activations
Android smartphones represented nearly 39 percent of all smartphone activations, whereas the iPhone nabbed 61 percent
Among the top 10 industry verticals, financial services continued to see the highest level of iPad activation, accounting for 46 percent for the quarter—more than tripling the amount of activation in any other industry
The findings are overwhelmingly more obvious when demonstrated in this graph below:
Yet somehow, despite all of this, iPad 2 sales have still been construed as somewhat disappointing. The bar is definitely high for the iPad 3 and any other device that means to challenge it.