Apple Products Outshine Windows, Android in Enterprises, Survey Shows

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2015-12-11
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    Apple Products Outshine Windows, Android in Enterprises, Survey Shows

    This slide show looks at how enterprises are embracing Apple computer products, and why IT professionals now see great value in their use by employees.
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    2 - Apple Products Are Everywhere in Enterprises
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    Apple Products Are Everywhere in Enterprises

    This one may come as a surprise, but a whopping 96 percent of companies surveyed by JAMF Software say that they are currently supporting Apple products within their companies. That's a staggering figure, considering that little more than a decade ago, Apple products were typically deployed in limited numbers in enterprises.
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    3 - Apple Product Adoption Is Still Rising
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    Apple Product Adoption Is Still Rising

    JAMF said that corporate adoption of Apple's core products is on the rise. The company found that Mac adoption in the enterprise is up 68 percent compared with 2014, topping the 46 percent growth rate for the iPhone and 36 percent rate for the iPad.
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    4 - iPads Outshine Windows, Android Tablets in the Enterprise
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    iPads Outshine Windows, Android Tablets in the Enterprise

    Approximately eight in 10 companies now support the iPad, easily besting competing platforms. By comparison, 46 percent of companies are currently supporting Windows-based tablets, according to the survey, while 35 percent are running Android slates in the office. The iPad, in other words, is nearly twice as popular as competing Windows-based tablets.
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    5 - iPhones Rule the Roost in Corporate Offices
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    iPhones Rule the Roost in Corporate Offices

    The iPhone is by far the most popular smartphone in the corporate world. In fact, JAMF found that 84 percent of companies currently allow iPhone usage in the office. The IT professionals say the iPhone benefits from its "intuitive design" and overall "better user experience."
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    6 - Android, Windows Support Trail iOS Handsets in Enterprises
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    Android, Windows Support Trail iOS Handsets in Enterprises

    JAMF took a closer look at how other mobile operating systems are being deployed in the enterprise. The company found that Windows-based smartphones are supported in 35 percent of offices, while Android handsets are supported in 64 percent of companies.
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    7 - Macs Cutting Into the PC's Enterprise Dominance
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    Macs Cutting Into the PC's Enterprise Dominance

    Windows may still be king in the enterprise computing market, but that lead is starting to shrink. In fact, two-thirds of IT professionals say that the Mac "will cut into PC share over the next three years." JAMF added that the rapid adoption of Macs means Apple computer deployments will rise more sharply than Windows PCs in the coming years.
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    8 - Here's Why Macs Are Growing in Popularity
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    Here's Why Macs Are Growing in Popularity

    So, why are Macs gaining so much ground in the enterprise? Eight in 10 IT professionals say they've moved to the Mac because employees prefer the computers to Windows PCs. About half of respondents say that Macs can increase productivity, while a third were impressed by their ability to reduce maintenance time. Mac adoption is also getting a boost from "executive mandates" and reputed security advantages offered in OS X.
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    9 - Why iOS Is the Chosen Mobile Platform
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    Why iOS Is the Chosen Mobile Platform

    There's much of the same to say about iOS adoption. A whopping 84 percent of IT professionals say that they're bringing the iPhone into the office to satisfy employees who want to use the device. Nearly half of the IT professionals say the iPhone increases productivity, and a third say that the decision to adopt iPhones was made by top executives.
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    10 - OS X Wins Enterprise Support for Ease of Use, Security
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    OS X Wins Enterprise Support for Ease of Use, Security

    JAMF asked IT professionals to compare OS X to Windows. The company found that 64 percent of respondents believe Macs are "easier to manage" than computers running Windows or Linux. In addition, three-quarters of IT professionals said that their interest in Macs is due to OS X being "more secure" than Windows.
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    11 - iOS Earns Even Higher Trust for Ease of Use, Security
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    iOS Earns Even Higher Trust for Ease of Use, Security

    JAMF's survey found that 78 percent of IT professionals believe iPads and iPhones are easier to manage than devices running on other platforms. More than eight in 10 IT professionals also said that they believe iOS is more secure than Android and Windows, making it a more desirable option.
 

It's difficult to remember these days that there was a time when the deployment of Apple computer products in the enterprise was limited and in some cases officially restricted. Windows PCs ruled the enterprise market, and Macs were supported in limited numbers in particular departments. Even Apple seemed willing to accept its limited role in the enterprise by focusing its efforts on the consumer market. But those times have long passed with the ubiquity of Apple mobile devices and on the strength of desktops and laptops running OS X 10. A new survey by JAMF Software of 500 enterprise IT professionals shows the degree to which enterprises have embraced Apple computer products, and IT professionals now see great value in encouraging corporate staff to use them. Apple has acknowledged that it's making inroads into the enterprise and is proving that it can be a crossover star that appeals to both consumers and corporate users, even as Windows PC makers struggle with slowing sales. Read on to learn more about JAMF Software's study on the adoption and use of Apple products.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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