There was a time almost seven years ago when Microsoft, Palm and BlackBerry dominated the enterprise market. As a matter of fact, one of the biggest reasons why we all panned the iPhone when it launched, was precisely because it wasn’t even designed to cater to enterprise users. That changed gradually as Apple pushed newer and more powerful versions of iOS, up to the point where you’d never guess who dominates the enterprise market today.
According to Good Technology’s Mobile Index Report for Q4, 2013: “From a device perspective, we continued to see an increase in iOS activations this quarter, which we can attribute to two new iPhone models coming to market just before the start of the quarter. The overall number of device activations has increased 34 percent from Q1 to Q4 of this year, indicating strong, continued growth and adoption of the Good Secure Mobility Solution. As many organizations are migrating away from BlackBerry to meet end user demand and embrace newer platforms like iOS and Android, they are deploying Good’s cross-platform solution to secure both their data and devices.”
The report is a bit subjective, as it depends mainly on the amount of devices that use a specific enterprise service provided by Good Technology, though given the fact that almost every Fortune 500 company uses it, the number isn’t that lost either. These statistics could change soon though, as Windows Phone 8.1 is reported to make some major leaps in order to make enterprise mobility more secure. Let’s see how these numbers continue as we doubt that BlackBerry will see the light of day in this department any time soon.