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Apple Blows Away Android In Enterprise Activations

iOS has moved well ahead of Android, when it comes to enterprise usage in the first quarter of 2012 - according to the latest piece of research from Good Technology.

The mobile security firm has analysed activations, in over thousands of corporate and government organisations, with the findings being that iOS was much preferred over Android, by enterprise customers.

80 per cent of activations were iOS devices, which includes both smartphones and tablets. When it came to looking at smartphones in isolation, the iPhone accounted for 74 per cent of all activations, with Android on 26 per cent.

Unfortunately, Good Technology's research doesn't include RIM or Windows Phone devices, so the report fails to give an overall picture of the business market - as it just focusses on the battle between the Apple and Google platforms. Windows Phone activations will be included in the next report for Q2, however, because RIM devices use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the company can't really gauge them.

Research In Motion is likely to still be top in the enterprise market, but given the company's current woes, that might not be the case for much longer.

Apple is already positioning itself to attempt to unseat RIM; just last week the company opened up a new section on its website entitled "iPhone in Business". This details the various ways Apple's smartphone is highly suitable to a business environment.

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Darren Allan

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