Which Mobile Platform is Best Positioned to Win in the Enterprise Long Term?

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Which mobile platform is best positioned to win in the enterprise long term? We'll give you a hint: the answer is a lot different than four years ago.

According to a freshly published annual study from mobile analytics firm Appcelerator, 53% of developers favour Apple's iOS in this situation, while 38% favour Google's Android. This is a very distinct tiebreak from last year, when the two operating systems were neck-to-neck at 44% each.

Research In Motion's BlackBerry, which not long ago ruled the mobile enterprise world with an iron fist, has seen its support halved in the past year. Already a lowly 4% in 2011, today just 2% of mobile developers believe RIM's OS can regain its enterprise lead in the future. That's well behind even Microsoft's Windows mobile platform, which sits in third at 6%.

RIM hopes to change this with BB10, its next-gen OS. However, that is not slated to release until early 2013. In the meantime, the company's disintegration is creating a gold rush of capital for entrepreneurs in Waterloo.

Company:
BlackBerry
Website:
http://www.blackberry.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry solution in 1999. Since then, BlackBerry products and services have continued to change the way millions of people around the world stay connected. With the launch of BlackBerry 10, we have re-designed, re-engineered and re-invented BlackBerry. Not only did we introduce a... more

Company:
Google
Website:
http://www.google.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's largest search engine --... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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