Enterprise Mobility Sector Continues to Evolve Even Though Apple Seen as Winner in Enterprise Mobility for Now
It is not game-changing technology that is raising the stakes in the world of enterprise mobility. Instead, it is threats of malware and fragmentation that have made one company stand out as the clear winner for now. CIO discusses the findings of the Appcelerator/IDC 2Q 2012 Mobile Report in "Apple Wins Enterprise App Devs, Android Vies for Consumer Devs (Where's Micosoft?)."
This survey includes 3,632 developers around the world. In terms of their perceptions over who will win in the enterprise, a 16 point difference now stands between Apple and Android as compared to just three quarters ago when they were neck to neck.
In regards to Windows 8, director of Enterprise Strategy for Appcelerator Michael King states:
'We see an opportunity for Windows 8 in the enterprise. Our developers think the Metro UI is cool. They're optimistic about Windows 8, but they're also very cautious. They're not really excited about developing for Windows 7, and they also believe the Lumia launch has been pretty lame to date. While they're very optimistic about Window 8, they're not committing a lot of resources yet.'
The influx of mobile apps in the enterprise is creating quite the arena for vendors to compete for an OS monopoloy. With the attention on HTML5, this seems unlikely to happen. Non-native and hybrid apps create the perfect space for enterprise mobility vendors like PolySpot to flex their muscles and deliver these solutions.
Megan Feil, August 3, 2012