Apple iOS Platform Preferred by Enterprises Worldwide: Citrix
The report, which also details trends in dealing with apps and security policies, found iOS is the preferred platform in many vertical industries.Apple’s iOS operating system continued to lead in the enterprise as the mobile platform of choice, representing 58 percent of all global devices enrolled, according to a recent report. Android lost two percentage points globally and Windows Mobile remained the same at 7 percent of devices, according to cloud computing company Citrix’s Enterprise Mobility Cloud Report. Android was the fastest growing platform for enrolled devices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with an 11 percent gain from the prior quarter to 36 percent of the region. Apple saw its iOS penetration drop from 56 percent to 43 percent share of enrolled devices in the same region, and Windows Mobile gained 2 percent share to 21 percent. Within iOS, iPad tablets represented more than half (53 percent) of deployed iOS devices, with iPhones at 46 percent and iPods at 1 percent. This represents a 4 percent shift from iPads to iPhones from last quarter.
The report, which also details trends in how enterprises are dealing with apps and security policies, found iOS is also the preferred platform in many vertical industries, such as retail and restaurants. Android was the preferred platform for those with mobile field service organizations, such as in transportation and utilities.