By Ed Sutherland on Apr 17, 2013
A pair of reports issued yesterday really put the growth of mobile in perspective. Currently, the mobile landscape is dominated by two players – Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android.
While Apple is increasingly favored by companies big and small, Android has become the go-to vector for mobile malware, it seems.
Attacks involving mobile devices has risen dramatically in the space of just one year, skyrocketing to more than 36,000 instances in 2012, up from only 792 cases, according to a security research firm.
Meanwhile, large companies are adopting Apple devices at a faster clip than Android, according to another report… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Feb 27, 2013
Remember the days when corporate IT departments looked at the iPhone as some kookie West Coast toy bound to mess up their networks? You know, when RIM – that is, BlackBerry – had a lock on big biz. Those days are definitely gone. Today, more than three out of four mobile phones in enterprises bear the Apple logo.
What’s more, Android’s presence in business has fallen to the point where Microsoft is nibbling at its heels. During the fourth quarter of 2012, Apple’s corporate presence rose to 77 percent of mobile device, up from 71 percent during the same period in 2011, according to Good Technology. Even better for Apple executives, the iPhone and iPad took five of the top five mobile devices in businesses… Read More
By Ed Sutherland on Feb 4, 2013
A convergence of mobile trends is setting the stage for a day when more than half of the applications will support both HTML5 and native iOS/Android environments. That’s the word from research giant Gartner, who predicts companies must support multiple platforms as well as native features, such as mapping, cameras and location-based services. Additionally, the researcher forecasts brand-name smartphone makers could be pushed out of the low-cost market as countries such as China and India produce home-grown alternatives priced as low as $50… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 28, 2012
According to a new study by market research firm IDC, the iPhone will combine with Android handsets to overtake BlackBerry’s enterprise marketshare for the first time ever this year. This is a major threat to RIM’s struggling mobile platform, which has been using its popularity in the enterprise market to stay afloat as its consumer sales have plummeted… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Nov 24, 2012
Another significant win for Apple’s popular tablet brand: British multinational banking and financial services company Barclays has confirmed it’s purchased 8,500 iPads “to assist our branch colleagues to interact with customers, improving the customer experience”.
The announcement couldn’t have come at a worse time for Microsoft, whose Surface tablet hit store shelves on October 26 but so far has generated only “modest sales”, per CEO Steve Ballmer… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2012
The news that Apple bought AuthenTec for $356 million is making rounds today, leading many to speculate that AuthenTec’s technology will help turn into reality Apple’s patented and yet unreleased iWallet and iTravel mobile apps that rely on NFC technology.
One analyst has a different take, saying Apple simply snapped up the NFC and smart sensors maker to keep it from falling into Samsung’s hands, potentially making Galaxy tablets and smartphones more appealing to enterprise customers who above anything demand strong security… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 24, 2012
Apple’s iPad and iPhone are picking up steam in enterprise lately as big business abandons RIM’s sinking BlackBerry platform. Apple’s main rival in the enterprise market is of course Google, whose Android is lagging behind iOS in corporate email and security features, but Google makes up for it with its online suite of Office replacement apps called Google Apps, something Apple doesn’t have in its offering.
Despite this advantage, developers polled by the mobile platform company Appcelerator and market research firm IDC think iOS has a significant lead over Android. Moreover, 53.2 percent of respondents think iOS will win the battle for enterprise versus 37.3 percent saying that Android will win… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 23, 2012
When Apple first launched the iPhone back in 2007, it completely ignored the enterprise market. Heck, the handset didn’t even get exchange support until mid-2008.
But that’s definitely not the case now, as Apple’s smartphone has made great strides in enterprise over the last 5 years. And the company continues to push with its new ‘iOS in business’ websites… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Apr 3, 2012
The ailing BlackBerry maker Research In Motion today released the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion enterprise server software, first announced last November.
Among the features is built-in support for tablets and smartphones running Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android software.
This is the first time RIM comprehensively supported iOS mobile devices in a major corporate enterprise server software. Read More
By Jake Smith on Mar 5, 2012
The iPad is a great tool for small businesses to take notes, create spreadsheets, word documents, charge clients, and more. Many businesses have already made the smart choice to move over to iOS, from platforms like RIM’s Blackberry. Even the US. Air Force chose the iPad for its pilots.
Today, The Business Journal has posted a study showing that iPad usage has almost quadrupled among small businesses. From 2010 to 2011, iPad use in small businesses quadrupled… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 6, 2012
Halliburton, based out of Houston, Texas, is one of the largest energy services companies in the world. It has operations in more than 70 countries and employs over 60,000 people.
Given that information, you can see why it’s such a big deal that the company has recently announced its intentions to ditch RIM’s BlackBerry platform in favor of the iPhone and iOS… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jan 26, 2012
Apple may appear to be the biggest tablet vendor on the planet with the company selling iPads hand over fist, but it seems that end-users are not the only ones taking a shine to the tablet.
According to new figures from enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology, the iPad made up 96% of the tablets activated at the 2,000 companies that use its services.
The iPhone is proving popular in the enterprise also, with 53% of the smartphones activated being of the Apple variety… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Nov 29, 2011
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s the approach BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is taking with its ailing smartphone market. The company has announced that it will be offering an easy way to get iPhones and Android users plugged into its enterprise tools.
The move by the once-dominant force in the business smartphone industry illustrates the relevance that Apple and Google have made in a sector that was almost entirely owned by RIM not that long ago.
Perhaps more importantly, this may well be the first sign of RIM trying to move away from offering hardware, in an attempt to concentrate on the software and security their past successes were built on. Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Nov 17, 2011
While Apple is undoubtedly the darling of the consumer market, the enterprise has traditionally been one area that Apple has struggled to make a real impact.
It looks like Apple is going to succeed in the enterprise market, with the iPhone becoming more of a business tool than has been the case thus far. Improved Exchange support, strong security, and that all important ‘cool factor’ has led to more IT departments being happy to add iOS devices to their systems, and Apple is reaping the benefits… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 22, 2011
In a market that was once dominated by RIM and CrackBerry smartphones, Apple is fast becoming the provider of choice for businesses, according to a new report.
With RIM suffering somewhat of a downturn in sales, Apple’s iPhone and iPad are filling the void, with Android currently a smaller player in the world of power ties and pinstripe suits. Apple’s iPad is doing so well, in fact, that it made up 95% of tablet activations in the enterprise for the months of March through June of this year, with Android tablets making up just 3.1%…
By Alex Heath on Jul 21, 2011
Awhile back, we told you that Apple was preparing its App Store B2B volume purchase program in the US, and the service has officially gone live for businesses wishing to enroll.
This new program will allow businesses to purchase and distribute apps in bulk to employees. Pricing will also be volume-based, meaning that bulk App Store purchases will also become more affordable for enterprise customers. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 14, 2011
Apple has announced Volume Purchasing for Business in the App Store. The new Volume Purchasing program will allow businesses and educational institutions to buy apps from the App Store in bulk and easily distribute them to employees.
This is great news for large corporations that need a more streamlined way to distribute their B2B (business-to-business) apps in the workplace. Apple is clearly making itself more compatible with the corporate world… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2011
There were 2 major arenas that RIM had all to itself for the better part of a decade, and that was the government and enterprise users. And why wouldn’t they? BlackBerries were secure and had a solid email system- it seemed like a no-brainer.
It looks like years of falling behind the curve, among other mistakes, have cost RIM their place at the top in those 2 markets. We’ve already seen the U.S. government drop their aging BlackBerries in favor of iPhones, and now it looks like Apple is prepared to move onto the enterprise space… Read More
By Guest Author on Aug 25, 2010
I wondered when the App Store would produce a hit so huge that it would crossover into a cultural phenomenon. It seems that time is now, and the characters in the the limelight will be the fierce and feathered Angry Birds.
Variety reports that the developers at Rovio have been in talks with Hollywood executives about expanding the iPhone success of Angry Birds to the next level. The following is from the original article… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Jun 9, 2008
At the beginning of his keynote, Steve Jobs highlighted the interest the iPhone got from companies.
According to Apple, 35% of the Fortune 500 contacted Apple regarding the capabilities presented, including:
- top 5 commercial banks
- top 5 securities firms
- 6 of 7 top airlines
- 8 of 10 top Pharmaceutical companies
- 8 of 10 top Entertainment companies
Credit Photo: Mac Rumors