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A new survey of small- and medium-size business smartphone activations found that Apple's iPhone controls the lion's share of growth, while the iPad represents nearly all tablets sold.

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Intermedia manages more than 500,000 premium-hosted e-mail accounts with Microsoft Exchange. According to the company's data collected from September through November, Apple's iPhone represented 68.2 percent of smartphone activations by small and medium businesses.

Apple's control of this segment of the enterprise market left Google Android in a distant second place, with 25.1 percent of activations during the three-month span. Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform accounted for 4.1 percent, while Windows Phone took 2.6 percent.

Intermedia told AppleInsider that the launch of the iPhone 5 in late September helped Apple's number of new device activations surge 22 percent.

Among tablets in small- and medium-size businesses, the iPad was dominant, representing 92.6 percent of new activations. In second was BlackBerry's PlayBook, with 5.3 percent, while Microsoft Surface came in third with 2.1 percent.

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While the Surface's presence over the three-month span was small, Intermedia noted that Surface activations grew 45 percent month over month after the device arrived in stores in late October.

Apple routinely notes during its quarterly earnings reports that almost all Fortune 500 companies are deploying or testing both the iPhone and iPad, but the latest data from Intermedia shows that Apple's iOS devices are also seeing strong growth among smaller businesses.
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Wait, so… ZERO Android activations?

 

BA HA HA HA HA HA!

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Wait, so… ZERO Android activations?

 

BA HA HA HA HA HA!


That's a premium-hosted business that is reporting this. Android tablet users are probably using Gmail.

 

But, yeah...hahahahaha

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That's a premium-hosted business that is reporting this. Android tablet users are probably using Gmail.

 

What self-respecting business trusts Gmail?!

 

I knew a guy, was doing some work for Lockheed-Martin, didn't think twice about sending them a file using his Gmail account: they called him up immediately and almost fired him on the spot.

 

No business wants Google to know what they're doing.

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That's a premium-hosted business that is reporting this. Android tablet users are probably using Gmail.

But, yeah...hahahahaha

They are managing email accounts with MS Exchange so we're talking about businesses. I doubt there are many medium sized businesses that setup free Gmail accounts for all their employees.

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This is for small and medium businesses. Did I miss the news on large businesses and government purchases?

I also can't believe no Android tablets were even mentioned. I guess the overhyped Kindle HD doesn't get any respect. ;-)

This news doesn't surprise me because Apple iOS devices have good (no pun) MDM solutions available allowing businesses to easily manage their devices.
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That's a premium-hosted business that is reporting this. Android tablet users are probably using Gmail.

What self-respecting business trusts Gmail?!

I knew a guy, was doing some work for Lockheed-Martin, didn't think twice about sending them a file using his Gmail account: they called him up immediately and almost fired him on the spot.

No business wants Google to know what they're doing.

No self-respecting security-conscious company uses email for confidential communications period.

But, there is a pretty significant selection bias that should favor Microsoft and Apple given the Exchange platform.

Our company (currently) uses gmail to host email. It is a great option if you pay zero for it, but most businesses should outgrow it when they need more flexible policy, archival, and discovery options. At that point, Exchange starts to become viable if you have metro ethernet for your internet access.
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Android is winning!
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Wait, so… ZERO Android activations?

 

BA HA HA HA HA HA!

 

There isn't a need to activate a paperweight.  It's just...a paperweight.

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Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post

... iPad was dominant, representing 92.6 percent of new activations. In second was BlackBerry's PlayBook, with 5.3 percent, while Microsoft Surface came in third with 2.1 percent.

 

This is the price Amazon and Google pay for shipping spamtastic loss-leader Android padlets.

Not suitable for business because they would make your company look cheesy in user-facing

situations, and they're not powerful enough for road warrior employees to use for productivity.

 

The post-PC era has barely even begun, and only the fullness of time will reveal its effects.

But Apple certainly seems to be off to an extremely strong start.

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The most shocking thing about these numbers is that the Playbook is listed at all.

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It's interesting that of the two impressive stats mentioned in the article the one that AI went with was the iPhone taking 68.2%, not the iPad taking 92.6%. Is it really that dire for anyone competing against the iPad that 92.6% domination of a market gets added at the end of the article?

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
Is it really that dire for anyone competing against the iPad that 92.6% domination of a market gets added at the end of the article?

 

Well, remember, this has nothing to do with anything. The percentage of iOS devices being used is a complete lie. As we all know, Android devices ARE being used—more than iDevices—just not being connected to the Internet at all for any reason at any time. So the numbers are skewed.

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Well, remember, this has nothing to do with anything. The percentage of iOS devices being used is a complete lie. As we all know, Android devices ARE being used—more than iDevices—just not being connected to the Internet at all for any reason at any time. So the numbers are skewed.

 

It's not that they are being used unconnected, it's that people are buying them and not using them. According to Android enthusiasts and shills, Android tablets make up half the tablet market, or half the tablets owned are Android tablets, or something like that. They even post numbers that include the secret Amazon Fire sales numbers, including them in Android, even though they aren't Android. But, apparently, no one uses all these Android tablets at all, for anything, because they never show up in any usages stats, except maybe those for door stops.

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"Intermedia manages more than 500,000 premium-hosted e-mail accounts with Microsoft Exchange."

 

Wow, and yet Windows devices are down to 2.6% for phones and 2.1% for tablets?

 

Ouch.

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No self-respecting security-conscious company uses email for confidential communications period.

But, there is a pretty significant selection bias that should favor Microsoft and Apple given the Exchange platform.

Our company (currently) uses gmail to host email. It is a great option if you pay zero for it, but most businesses should outgrow it when they need more flexible policy, archival, and discovery options. At that point, Exchange starts to become viable if you have metro ethernet for your internet access.

 

Crap. With decent encryption, information security policies and a matching infrastructure email is as secure as most businesses need it to be.

 

No self-respecting security-conscious company would use a hosted exchange-based system at all. Period.

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I'm starting to think that there is a huge difference between "phone market share" and "mobile computing market share".

Android has clearly become the dominant firmware / embedded OS for mobile phones.

iOS seems pretty dominant (at least in the US) in the realm of mobile computing.

Another way to look at it is that the iPhone is really an iPad Nano that comes with a phone app.
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Ah, so that is why apple stock is down another 7 today.

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Android is winning!

 

As long as Android doesn't lend any money to Lindsay Lohan it will be doing all right.

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Can you read this: Didn't this so. 

 

So whats it matter if you have gmail or anything else?

 

Because Google can.

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Originally Posted by BNZ V3 View Post
You really think Google is going to dedicate their time to cracking 2048 bit encryption when every single message has been encrypted? 

 

Yes. They have the servers to do it, the time to do it, and the business model that demands it.

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"Intermedia manages more than 500,000 premium-hosted e-mail accounts with Microsoft Exchange."

 

Wow, and yet Windows devices are down to 2.6% for phones and 2.1% for tablets?

 

Ouch.

2.6% for phones is an ouch.

 

2.1% for tablets is a mystery.

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But . . . isn't Android supposed to be "winning"?

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Android is winning!


Yep!! The race to the bottom!!!  :)

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Off brand tablets gather dust, as shown by both web search and web purchase metrics (provided by IBM and others).

 

Samsung is competing with the iP5 using the "give it away" model.  Businesses are more keenly interested in trouble-free integration.  This is vastly more economical in both the short and long run.

 

The press has been very vocal of late regarding Samsung's increasing share, but ignoring the fact that the vast, vast preponderance of apps, app developer revenue and innovation are iOS phenomena.

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You know you can't use "premium" and "Android" in the same article.  That alone dismisses Android.

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What's really funny is that Fandroids don't say anything when Microsoft fans to come to these forums and sling Windows' enterprise marketshare around.
But as soon as Apple has some favorable enterprise share numbers, the Fandroids come out of the woodwork dismissing enterprise as "not overall marketshare." Of course, if Google posted strong enterprise adoption numbers, they would exalt it.

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This is for small and medium businesses. Did I miss the news on large businesses and government purchases?
I also can't believe no Android tablets were even mentioned. I guess the overhyped Kindle HD doesn't get any respect. ;-)
This news doesn't surprise me because Apple iOS devices have good (no pun) MDM solutions available allowing businesses to easily manage their devices.

 

Several hundred thousands large corporations structure themselves for tax purposes as either small or medium businesses. There will quite a few large corporations in this survey set.

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But...

Android is winning...

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Can you read this:

[...]

Didn't this so. 

So whats it matter if you have gmail or anything else?

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Then apparently you don't have much knowledge of how hard it would be to break. You should read a little.

Google, much less the NSA does not have the resources to be cracking each and every email encrypted.

 

http://www.digicert.com/TimeTravel/math.htm

 

http://harvardcollegetechreview.com/2012/the-end-of-cryptanalysis/


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What self-respecting business trusts Gmail?!

 

In fact, what businesses actually use third-party Exchange providers? Don't they manage their own servers?

 

The charts shown above don't really say much about the market as a whole. My employer's activations wouldn't show on Intermedia's charts. I can't imagine any Fortune 500 company would either. The trends may be similar, but there's no way to know that from this kind of data.

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Judging from today's IDC report, you may be right:

My point is why are the Android numbers low/non-existent in this article?

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
เพียงเพราะมันไม่สามารถอ่านได้โดยคนคนหนึ่งไม่ได้หมายความว่ามันจะไม่สามารถอ่านได้โดยคนอื่น ๆ

 

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The Bin Laden hard drives were decoded... it was just photos of goats dressed up in Victoria Secret lingerie.

 

See, goat nudity's forbidden in their interpretation of the Quran, so they had to do something about that. And what better way to mock the Americans than to order directly from one of their companies!

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Well as many will say, more percentage of devices bought are android, just not activated, yes but did they forget to mention they are deactivated and replaced by IOS or was that insignificant.
Who else is there to compete with then, of course these statistics are true, now, wait a few months, see how different this will probably, be.
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