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Apple and iPad: The spreadsheet warriors

Jonny Evans | Feb. 3, 2012
The latest Forrester Research data confirms that Apple has become a darling for enterprise users, with the drive to its solutions trickling down from the top of the company, where most of its existing enterprise users already sit.

Is Android Ready for the Enterprise?

To be fair, Google does have some play. In a second report, Forrester tells us that Android has 27 percent, RIM 26 percent and iOS 24 percent of the market, saying:

"As of the fall of 2011, the top three smartphone OSes have essentially the same share of the installed base of smartphones used for work by information workers across the globe (full-time workers in companies with 20 or employees who use a PC, tablet, or smartphone for work one hour or more per day)."

Enterprise users shifting to Google's platform face problems of fragmentation and device management, among others.

"This indicates that Android's smaller and shrinking share among corporate users isn't likely to reverse its course any time soon. Instead, it will continue to meet new competition in the corporate arena from Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 smartphones and its Windows 8 tablets later this year or in early 2013," writes AppleInsider.

Meanwhile a recent Good Technology report shows us that iOS is winning in the enterprise sector.

This suggests that the future enterprise market will be defined by two major players: Apple and Microsoft, with supporting parts played by RIM's BlackBerry and Google's Android.


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