SECURE ENTERPRISE APP activations grew 20 percent in the second quarter, according to the latest Good Mobility Index Report.
As businesses embrace the so-called "post-PC" era, the report also shows that 70 percent of businesses believe that mobile support needs to increase over the next 12 months.
Tablet apps presently account for 58 percent of the market, but as mobile phone sizes increase and performance improves, the gap between tablets and smartphones is closing significantly, despite a five percent rise in iPad activations in the public and government sectors.
The report found that iOS dominates the enterprise market. Despite losing four percent market share to Android, iOS enterprise app activations still had 88 percent of the market during the quarter. Windows Phone devices have remained stagnant at just one percent for five consecutive quarters.The type of encryption used by Blackberry is encrypted in such a way that it cannot be monitored in this report.
Dave Gurle, co-founder of Skype, launched the enterprise mobility focused Perzo service at the end of 2013, which has been offered as open source to allow white labeling for businesses to offer encrypted communications between colleagues and stakeholders.
Gurle said, "Using so many tools is causing people spread their emotional and intellectual properties across multiple databases. This needlessly fragments the very information that defines our relationships - and we forget the value of what we've collected. Perzo aims to bring this consciousness together in one, secure, private place."
Perzo is just one example of a burgeoning market in bespoke mobile productivity software. Customer Relationship Management (CRM) apps have increased sevenfold during the quarter, which can be attributed to the boost in Salesforce support for mobile devices that rolled out in the spring.
"It's more apparent than ever that cross platform enterprise mobility is disrupting legacy desktop and mobile environments," said Good Technology chairman and CEO Christy Wyatt.
"We continue to see companies deploying a breadth of devices and a diverse set of applications to drive higher value for their business, across all vertical markets. Most exciting to us is the rapidly-growing segment of customers creating and deploying their own secure enterprise apps, across platforms, to fuel their business needs."
Last week, we reported on the 240 percent increase seen by the London Borough of Camden in use of BYOD over the past three years and how it presented issues for IT managers' need to support legacy operating systems.
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