Apple surpasses BlackBerry in enterprise

Apple surpasses BlackBerry in enterpriseIt must be pretty depressing being Mike Lazaridis or Jim Balsillie, opening up the Canada Times each morning and invariably seeing – yep – even more bad news for Research In Motion.

Today we’ve got research guys iPass telling us that Apple now dominates the enterprise market, snatching the number one spot quite emphatically from RIM.

In 2010, BlackBerry just pipped the iPhone, with 34.5% vs. 31.1% share of the enterprise market.

Now, one year later, Apple has soared ahead to a nice round 45%, while Canada's RIM has dropped a couple of points to 32.2%. To be fair, that’s not exactly the end of the freakin’ world.

Bad news too for Symbian/Nokia, Windows/Microsoft, and "Other". Android, however, leapt 10 points to a very respectable 21.3% share.

The iPass study yielded some other interesting stats, including:

  • 95% of mobile workers have smartphones, compared to 85% in 2010
  • Tablet ownership has risen from 33% in Q2 2011 to 44%
  • 62% of mobile workers have some choice in which smartphone they use
  • 42% leave their laptops in the office and work from their smartphones in the evenings
  • 40% would feel disoriented, 34% distraught, and 10% lonely without their smartphone

Interesting stuff. Head over here -> to check out the full PDF report.

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ConexionPoint  Nov. 18, 2011 at 14:01

For a period of time I missed some of the features of my Blackberry after moving to the iPhone. Today however I only have one devise. No more home line and the removed all our business phones several months ago. At work I’m only on the AVAYA Mobile app for my business extension and we dock our phones in a iFusion Smart Station. Afterhours I’m using all the great applications I have downloaded over the months. The only issue now is that this phone keeps you completely tethered to work 24/7.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 18, 2011 at 18:03

I wonder how this research is being done. Everyone I know only has a choice of BlackBerry they can get. I don't know a single person where employer would buy and provide service for iPhone or Android device. I know people that have non Blackberry fully paid, but those are dumb or feature phones that fall out of this category. Yes, you are allowed to use personal phone for business, but then it's not a work phone.

you2  Nov. 19, 2011 at 06:47

What?? Canada Times? I stopped reading from that point...

mobonet  Nov. 19, 2011 at 07:00

CTPAHHIK - You should get to know your people. Your circle must be very small if you haven't seen people migrate from BB to something else.

CTPAHHIK  Nov. 22, 2011 at 09:00

I know a lot of people with non-BB phones used for work, I use Android myself. However, this is personal expence and not subsidized by work. Some people get charges partially paid. Do you have non-BB fully paid by employer? Which one?

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