According to a new "Good Technology" report, Businesses of all sizes continue to evolve from point solutions to a full platform approach for mobility. As they do so they continue to adopt additional apps and the business impact of these apps continues to increase. Already this year, we've seen enterprise mobility move well beyond simple mobile device management (MDM) and basic email on smart devices. Noteworthy is the fact that the Good Technology report noted that Apple's iOS activations in the enterprise continued to grow in Q3 thanks to the iPhone 6. The report further noted that iOS reversed a decline in activation share and won share from Android.
Apple's iOS reversed a decline in activation share and won share from Android. The release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus accounted for all of this gain.
Apple's iPhone 6 outpaced iPhone 6 Plus in its first partial month, representing 85 percent of these new devices to be activated.
Custom app activations more than doubled quarter over quarter and grew by over 700 percent year over year becoming the most widely activated app category.
Behind custom apps, secure IM and secure browser dominated the smartphone. They ranked #2 and #3 respectively on this form factor.
On tablets, users are increasingly utilizing document editing and document access tools. They ranked #1 and #3 respectively on this form factor, with custom apps in between.
Good Technology analyzed both the mobile apps and devices activated by its customers over the third quarter of 2014 to highlight trends in mobility, app and device preference.
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Shifts Net Activations in Q3'
Total iOS activations increased this quarter, now representing 69 percent, up from 67 percent in the quarter previous. Android activation share dropped by an equal amount.
The introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus appears to have made a significant impact on the overall share. While iOS made up 66 percent of all activations in the months of July and August, a drop of one percent from the previous quarter, iOS activations comprised 73 percent of September activations.
Windows Phone activations remain consistent with the six previous quarters and made up one percent of total device activations.
For more charts and data, see Good Technology's press release and related PDF.