New data shows interesting examination of mobility in Netherlands
A study from the Netherlands arm of data analyst firm Computer Profile has shown that MobileIron holds a significant lead in the enterprise mobility management (EMM) space in the country, while Android just edges out iOS for operating systems.
The study, which can be found here (Dutch language), showed MobileIron to have a 31.4% market share, based on 1,200 interviews Computer Profile carried out between March and August this year. VMware AirWatch (16.7%) came second, ahead of Good/BlackBerry (13.7%), Microsoft (7.8%) and Citrix (7.4%). The report notes the figures for the top two players are relatively unchanged since last year.
In terms of business smartphone OS, Android leads with 41% of share, just ahead of iOS (38%), while Microsoft (17%) and BlackBerry (3%) trail behind. This goes against the vast majority of research undertaken in recent months, which argues iOS is well and truly ahead. Back in March, figures from Citrix saw 69% iOS share, while Jamf – admittedly an Apple partner – put it at 79%.
What’s perhaps most interesting in a nostalgic sense is to see the figures which go back to 2012; back then, BlackBerry (27%) and iOS (27%) were tied for the top, with Android (22%) in third, and Microsoft (15%) and Symbian (10%) outside the medals.
How times change. Yet Apple was the most popular smartphone manufacturer with 37.8% of the share, ahead of Samsung at 30.9% and Nokia/Microsoft at 16.7%.
“Dutch enterprises are very security-conscious and see mobile as a catalyst for business transformation,” said Ojas Rege, MobileIron chief strategy officer in a statement. “We are honoured that they are increasingly choosing MobileIron as the platform to drive their transformation.”
Back at the end of 2014, this publication focused on how Amsterdam Airport Schiphol moved over to a BYOD policy; in this instance utilising Good. Employees were able to access email, calendar, contacts, document sharing and SharePoint on their devices, while the company headcount changed by a quarter in particularly volatile working periods.
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