Apple iPad adoption drives mobile device deployments in enterprise


The trend of personal smartphones and tablets
infiltrating the workplace is being led by both Apple’s iOS and Google’s
Android smartphone platforms, but in Q2 of 2011, iOS extended its rally from
Q1, increasing in that time from just under seventy percent to just under
eighty percent of total device activations, according to Good Technology.


For the first time ever, Q2 also saw more iOS tablet
(iPad and iPad 2) activations than the total amount of Android smartphones
activated in the same period.


“In the second quarter of 2011, the most striking
thing is Good’s users activated more iPad tablets than Android smartphones and
tablets combined,” said John Herrema, senior vice president of corporate
strategy at Good Technology.


While Android may be gaining smartphone market share with
consumers, our business users are clearly gravitating to the iPad and doing so
in large numbers. This is especially true in the Financial Services
sector, which drove nearly half of all Good’s iPad activations over the


In Good Technology’s Q2 2011 metrics report, they take a
look at the mobile devices activated by Good Technology’s enterprise customers
over the second quarter of 2011.


Due, among other things, to the strength of having
multiple SKUs available at multiple price points and compatibility with the top
two US carriers, Apple’s iOS platform dominated with 78.7 percent of net
activations, while Android accounted for 21.3 percent.


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