Good Technology — a provider of secure and managed enterprise mobility for the iPhone, iPad, Android and other leading smartphone platforms — has released its second quarterly data report detailing the changing landscape of IT and mobile enterprise technology. The trend of personal smartphones infiltrating the workplace is being led by both Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android smartphone platforms.
In the fourth quarter of 2010, this trend continued to grow, but the iPad revolutionized the enterprise mobility landscape going from zero percent of Good’s activations in March 2010 up to 22% by the end of the year.
“If 2010 was all about the consumerization of enterprise, 2011 will be the year of the tablet,” says John Herrema, senior vice president of corporate strategy at Good Technology. “The iPad came out of nowhere to define this new category, and already we are seeing very compelling Android tablets entering the space, with more on the horizon.”
Key points in the Good Technology survey:
° iOS devices represented more than 65% of net new activations from Oct. 1 through Dec. 3, 2010.
° The iPad’s share of overall net activations grew from 14% to 22% over the quarter, and from zero percent to 22% for all of 2010
° Android devices stayed steady at around 30% of all net new activations over the period, but represented over 40% of all smartphone (non-tablet) activations
° Windows Mobile devices dropped out of the “Top 10” activated devices in the fourth quarter of 2010.
° Symbian devices also dropped out of the “Top 10” activated devices.