It 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.