BOSTON -- According to recent end-user research conducted by Strategy Analytics, the number of US companies supporting Google Android and Apple iOS has reached unprecedented levels of adoption. At 42 percent and 49 percent respectively, these operating systems still trail the RIM BlackBerry which, at 72 percent, remains the top corporate mobile phone choice.
The Strategy Analytics Wireless Enterprise Strategies (WES) service report, “2011 Enterprise Mobility Mid-Year Recap and Outlook,” also reveals an average of 11 percent employee-owned devices (BYOD—Bring-Your-Own Device) that are reimbursed by US businesses.
“In contrast to the relatively modest, but growing level of reimbursement for BYOD devices, the exponential growth in enterprise support for iOS and Android suggests that Apple and Android devices and supporting ecosystems are gaining credibility in their own right as corporate standard-issue with appropriate levels of IT support,” commented Andrew Brown, Director of Wireless Enterprise Strategies service, and author of the report. “Nevertheless, IT policy management remains a challenge, suggesting a major opportunity for mobile device and application management solutions.
Unless RIM introduces some novel products with unique features in this fierce market of mobile handsets, it will soon become device of past generation. As RIM is becoming fragile, it may become target of takeover for its patents.
Thanks for that. I never new RIM acquired firm called ubitexx - multi platform management, in fact i also share from your add -on " Once the multi-platform features are incorporated with BES, we should expect even higher adoption rates". Though, ubitexx will surely consolidate to already secured end - to - end RIM's Blackberry OS.
Based on the article, the adoption rates by US companies for both Android and iOS is pretty impressive.RIM recently announced that they have plans to support iOS and Android devices and tablets on their BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).With the recent acquisition of ubitexx, RIM is expected to have a muti-platform secure device management, managing a wider variety of devices, all from a single web console.
This strategy will be important for RIM in order to keep their leadership position in the enterprise.Once the multi-platform features are incorporated with BES, we should expect even higher adoption rates.
RIM Blackerry enterprise application will continue to hold the lead for a while. The unique distinguish feature in OS offering by RIM contributing to the market sales of Blackberry smarthone series in the world.
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