Attention Focused on Securing Proper Enterprise Mobility Infrastructure in Lieu of Worrying About OS Winner
Mobile platform vendor Appcelerator is doing some research to predict the winner of the mobile world; will it be Apple or Android? According to Appcelerator's report there is not much competition. ZDNet reported on their research in, "Apple Set to Take the Lead on Mobile Enterprise Apps."
Apple has a 16 percent lead over Google's Android as far as the operating system that will conquer them all based on the 2Q 2012 Mobile Developer Survey. If that were not enough, 53.2 percent of mobile developers that participated in the survey believed that iOS will win.
The article referenced states that:
Analysts added that this is the culmination of a significant shift over the last three quarters. In the Q3 2011 report, both iOS and Android tied for developer predictions at 44 percent each. Thus, the rise in Apple's favor is being attributed to the strength of the iPad in the enterprise matched by growing concerns and threats surrounding malware on Android, among other concerns.
Despite the shift from a tie to Apple being the favored iOS, we do not see much room for such a silly conversation. A technology monopoly over such a new sector would be unheard of. The cause for concern lies in securing proper enterprise mobility infrastructure in order to enable storage and analytics from all data sources at any time.
Megan Feil, July 26, 2012