More Than 80% Of Organizations Support Or Plan to Support iPhones And iPads, According To New InformationWeek Reports Research Nearly 80% support or plan to support Mac laptops and desktops

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech's InformationWeek Reports, a service provider for peer-based IT research and analysis, announced the release of its latest research report. Apple Outlook Survey analyzes results from InformationWeek's poll of 574 business technology decision-makers.

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Research Summary:

InformationWeek polled 331 laptop, desktop or mobile device decision-makers and 243 end users to determine how and where Apple gear is being used in the enterprise.  Survey results reveal that iPhones aren't the only Apple devices making inroads; in many cases, OS X gear is riding the coattails of the hugely popular iOS-based devices.

Findings: 

  • 85% of decision-makers report they support iPhones, with an additional 4% planning to do so; 90% currently or plan to support iPads.
  • 87% of those supporting or planning to support Apple smartphones or tablets give the devices high marks for end-user satisfaction, but 45% say the upgradability is poor or very poor.
  • 64% of decision-makers report having no Apple servers in their organizations.
  • 45% say their top gripe with Apple products is the devices are too expensive for the value provided.
  • 23% of decision-makers rate Apple's enterprise security and device management excellent or good; 31% say it's poor or unacceptable.

The report author, Richard Hoffman, is owner of Geomancy Consulting, an InformationWeek contributor and former technology editor for Network Computing.

For full access to the research data, members can download now: http://reports.informationweek.com/abstract/83/9775/IT-Business-Strategy/research-apple-outlook-survey.html?cid=rpt_press_rls

"Our survey results point to a real opportunity for Apple to gain footing in the enterprise," says Lorna Garey, content director of InformationWeek Reports. "The next six to 18 months will be the real test: Will Apple take the necessary steps to further penetrate this market, or will it remain primarily a creator of consumer-class devices?"

For more information:
Lorna Garey     
Content Director, InformationWeek Reports
978-694-1681
lorna.garey@ubm.com

About UBM Tech

UBM Tech is a global media business that provides information, events, training, data services, and marketing solutions for the technology industry.  Its media brands and information services inform and inspire decision makers across the entire technology market— engineers and design professionals, software and game developers, solutions providers and integrators, networking and communications executives, and business technology professionals.  UBM Tech's industry-leading media brands include EE Times, Interop, Black Hat, InformationWeek, Game Developer Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's information products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers.  UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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