iOS continues to dominate mobile in the enterprise – with IT and media biggest movers

iOS continues to dominate the enterprise mobile device landscape, according to the latest figures from cloud storage provider Egnyte.

The figures, which come from more than 16 petabytes of data analysed between 2017 and 2018, found that of the figures analysed, 79% of all mobile activity came from iOS, with three fifths (59%) of that total from iPhones and 41% from iPads.

Since 2017, iOS activity across the board has gone up, with the largest increases being in the IT (up 82%) and media and entertainment (76%) industries. Construction (up 62%), real estate (62%), financial services (61%), business services (55%) and healthcare (50%) also saw a healthy uptick.

While these figures are strong, the overall OS landscape has seen a slight downturn compared with last year. According to Egnyte’s figures from August 2017, iOS then accounted for 82% of enterprise tasks – while macOS and Mac were being seen as something of a rising star. According to Computer World, the figures now are at approximately 9%.

This is something regular readers of this publication will recognise. This time last year, enterprise mobility management software provider MobileIron launched its latest Apple-centric product release, with VP strategy Ojas Rege saying it was a ‘perfect storm’ for Macs. The reasoning was simple; whereas previously Macs were either ‘executive jewellery’, as Rege put it, or only used by certain branches of the workforce, such as designers, the mood has been changing. Helped by the near-ubiquity of cloud services, the differentiation between what could and could not be done with Macs and Windows PCs had diminished.

Take a look at the infographic below outlining Egnyte’s full findings:

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