New Egnyte figures emphasise enterprise dominance of iOS – and uptick on macOS

Another day, another set of figures which emphasise the continued dominance of iOS in the enterprise.

This time, figures from Egnyte, scraping data from more than four billion 'activities', found 82% of enterprise tasks were performed on Apple’s OS compared with 18% on Android. For desktop, three quarters (75%) of tasks were performend on Windows compared with 25% on macOS, while for browsers Google Chrome, with 61%, was by far the most popular, ahead of Internet Explorer (18%) and Firefox (12%).

“The more interesting finding is negative correlation between desktop and mobile activities,” wrote Isabelle Guis, Egnyte chief marketing and strategy officer in a blog post announcing the results. “These numbers prove how important it is for businesses to implement agnostic solutions that are seamlessly compatible across any devices and any operating system.”

The figures also looked at the different types of content businesses were working with, based on a sample set of 25 petabytes of data. Images were the most popular content by volume (33%), but offering a similar figure in terms of the amount of storage it took up, at 34%, or 8.5 PB. However video, comprising only 1% of all content, takes up 5 PB.

“Because of the popularity of the cloud and all of the benefits it brings, on-premises infrastructure has often gotten a bad rap as being ‘legacy’ or ‘outdated’,” wrote Guis. “While true in one sense, it is not necessarily a negative case.

“While the cloud is a fantastic solution for creating universal access to content and supporting a mobile workforce, the numbers show it will not be enough as a standalone solution in the future – a future that will heavily involve larger files,” she added.

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