SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In its eleventh quarterly Mobility Index Report, Good Technology™, the leader in secure mobility, today announced key findings showing that organizations are mobilizing apps and content at a rapid and accelerating pace. Over the past year, total app activations grew 160 percent as companies enable their workforces with enhanced collaboration tools and corporate content across an increasing range of mobile devices. Insurance emerges as an early adopter of custom apps with over a third of all apps activated focused on mobilizing custom business processes. Over 1,600 Good-secured apps have been built on the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform.
"As organizations continue their secure mobility journeys, our customers are realizing that they can transform their businesses with custom apps," said Christy Wyatt, chairman and CEO at Good Technology. "The Good Dynamics Platform enables forward-thinking industries and companies with new business processes to drive new revenue, productivity and access into new markets through mobile."
Mobilization of Key Business Processes Accelerates Rapidly Across Industries Insurance, in particular, is going through rapid business transformation that has resulted in aggressive custom app development, with 34 percent of all apps activated by insurance organizations being custom built. Financial services showed that speed to decision is a desirable feature, with secure IM representing 27 percent of all apps activated. Business and professional services demonstrated a preference for apps that help mobilize content, with document editing, document access and secure browser making up 64 percent of all apps deployed by these firms. In manufacturing, almost half (47 percent) of activated apps were secure browsers, indicating secure access to intranets and web apps. All of these trends illustrate that while usage patterns in unregulated and regulated industries may differ, mobilizing key business processes is a key priority.
iOS Retains Lead; Android and Microsoft Make Tablet Gains The "bring your own device" (BYOD) movement continues to mature with more personal tablets joining employee-owned smartphones as the devices of choice for business productivity on the go. iOS continued to show the strength of iPhone 6 devices in the enterprise with 72 percent of all device activations in the quarter. Android market share grew to 26 percent, while Windows Phone® held steady with one percent of the market share in total device activations.
Specific to tablets, iOS maintained its lead with 81 percent of all activations in the quarter. After checking in with 92 percent during the same quarter last year, iOS surrendered market share to Android and Windows, which grew to 15 percent and 4 percent of the total tablet market share, respectively, in Q1 2015. This demonstrates a continuing trend of increasing diversity in the tablet marketplace.
For the second quarter in a row, iOS significantly outpaced Android in regulated industries such as education (83 percent), public sector (80 percent) and financial services (76 percent), though its dominance in those industries dropped across the board from the previous quarter. Android again saw wider adoption in less-regulated industries, such as high tech (47 percent), and jumped significantly in energy (44 percent). Microsoft operating systems increased in certain verticals for the first time, with Windows tablets making ground in retail at 5 percent, and Windows Phone grabbing share in entertainment and media to reach 7 percent.
About the Good Mobility Index Report Good Technology serves more than 6,200 organizations worldwide, including 100 percent of the FORTUNE® 100 commercial banks, aerospace and defense firms and more than half of the FORTUNE 100 companies. The quarterly Good Mobility Index Report leverages data collected from our extensive customer base, the broad portfolio of apps supported through our Good Secure Cloud, as well as third-party and custom-built apps on the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform, Good is uniquely positioned to provide insight into the adoption of new mobile apps, platforms and devices. The full report is available to view in PDF.
About Good Technology Good Technology is the leader in secure mobility, delivering solutions across all stages of the mobility lifecycle for enterprises and governments worldwide. Good offers a comprehensive, end-to-end solutions portfolio, consisting of a suite of collaboration applications, a secure mobility platform, mobile device management, unified monitoring, management and analytics, and a third-party application and partner ecosystem. More than 6,200 organizations in 189 countries use Good Technology, and we are trusted and deployed in 100% of the FORTUNE® 100 commercial banks and aerospace and defense firms as well as leaders across healthcare, manufacturing and retail. Learn more at www.good.com.
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