Apple Inc. (AAPL) iOS Dominates Corporate World
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has every reason to feel proud about its operating software, iOS, as new data shows it is dominating the corporate world.
In the post-PC period, smartphones and tablets are dominating computing. Though the number of companies that indicated to deploy tablets in the current year is said to be fewer, Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS continues to be the leading platform.
Recently, Piper Jaffray analyst, Troy Jensen, undertook a survey among the 112 Chief Information Officers of difference size companies. Interestingly, he found that 98% of them used iOS. This showed the near-ubiquitous support among the business community.
In comparison, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s Android was adopted by 79% while Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s Windows had 58% support. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) got a mere 24% support among the corporate world.
As far as providing devices to employees concerned, 89% of the companies surveyed indicated that they preferred their employees to have iOS devices. It was followed by Google’s Android with 57%. Microsoft’s Windows and BlackBerry enjoyed the support of 30% and 25% respectively.
Analyst, Gene Munster, said that he expects iOS market share in enterprises to surpass the overall smartphone share since the cost would not likely come in the way of enterprises preferring the software.
Significantly, the survey revealed that 50% of the firms planned to deploy some tablet hardware in the current year. Last year, it was 60%. However, there seems to be a plenty of growth opportunities since only 18% of the surveyed companies indicated that they were using tablets among their employees.
Munster believes that the slight fall in the predicted deployments of tablet could be attributed to the continued deployment of phablet mobile device, as well as, ultralight notebooks. Analyst also believes that the penetration of tablet would continue to fuel among the enterprise of the sub-20% penetration presently.
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