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Citrix has a crush on Apple’s iOS. Enterprise iOS adoption Expert

Mobile Enterprise Adoption News. [MEAN] Summary: Citrix’s Q4 Enterprise Mobile Report shows Apple winning in enterprise mobile Great Point: Apple for 1-to-1 mobile business consumer engagement. Internal fleets? Android aka cheaper to outfit large fleets. Paging BlackBerry. “Where you at, bro?” Enterprise iOS adoption is here to stay. (Sadly. Signed, DroidFanBoy98) By: James Bourne According to cloud provider Citrix, in its Enterprise Mobility Cloud Report Q4 2012, Apple devices continued to dominate the mobile enterprise, although Android certainly had its advantages. The report, which surveyed Citrix customers currently with EMM (enterprise mobility management) in the cloud, concluded that iOS platforms proved better for those enterprises where there was a lot of one-on-one customer engagement, such as retail, whilst Android was better for mobile field service organisations. The research also emphasised the ever-continuing importance of tablets in the enterprise – tablets globally accounted for 53% of iOS devices, with the majority being found in North America and EMEA. Enterprises differed in their OS choice dependent on geographical region, yet iOS was dominant in all cases. Asia Pacific saw the most Apple adoption, with three quarters of respondents on an iDevice, whilst 62% of those in North America used Apple. The EMEA region showed more inflection, with Windows Mobile (21%) showing relatively sophisticated integration compared to Android (36%) and market leader Apple (43%). Globally, iOS was ahead on 58%, compared to Android (35%) and Windows (7%). The Citrix research also showed intriguing insights in terms of OS adoption by specific vertical. The energy sector, entertainment industry, insurance, legal and leisure sectors had 90% or higher iOS adoption, whilst communications, healthcare and transportation was 75% or higher Android. Startlingly, according to respondents, the oil and gas sector utilised Windows Mobile in the vast majority, whilst intriguingly the “high tech” sector was a near 50-50 split between iOS and Droid. The research also revealed that the most popular third party apps in enterprise app stores, excluding Citrix’s own Receiver, were NitroDesk TouchDown, Adobe Reader, Numbers and Box, with Salesforce, Dropbox and Evernote making the top 10. Interestingly, Facebook was in the top 10, the only social media app to chart. With the consumerisation of IT going further into full...

SAP and Ingram Micro team up to bring mobile enterprise solutions to VAR community.

Mobile Enterprise Adoption News. [MEAN Summary] Ingram Micro and SAP at it again. This time teaming up to for VAR community.  SAP boosted numbers y $1 billion in 2012 from partner-driven sales DH Kass | The VAR Guy Distributor Ingram Micro’s (NYSE: IM) channel partners will gain access to enterprise application software maker SAP’s (NYSE: SAP) mobility portfolio in a collaboration the two have blueprinted to extend the developer’s reach to SMBs. Starting next week, SAP will open its mobility folder—including the SAP Afaria mobile device management solution and some 300 mobile apps on the iOS, Android, Windowsand BlackBerry platforms—to Ingram VARs in a deal from which both parties expect significant benefits. SAP gains access to Ingram’s large distribution ecosystem that will position the developer’s apps as available on demand to VARs, a model that both companies believe will benefit SMB customers with greater access to mobile software applications. Ingram, in turn, gains another big vendor marker for its mobility offering to tout to channel partners. “We expect the mobile revolution will benefit our joint customers and resellers, while also allowing thousands of small development firms and individual developers to innovate on top of SAP’s industry-leading mobile platform and solutions,” said Sanjay Poonen, SAP technology solutions president and mobile division head. To augment the SAP partnership, Ingram said intends to leverage the mobile device lifecycle management services it acquired through its BrightPoint purchase last July. As part of the agreement, the distributor is tasked with educating its channel partners on building mobility business with the SAP mobile platform. “We expect this relationship will greatly benefit both companies,” said Bashar Nejdawi, Ingram Mobility president. “SAP can further leverage its extensive mobile product portfolio through Ingram Micro to more cost-effectively reach small and midtier companies that are looking for better ways to mobilize their business. We have the strongest track record in developing viable go-to-market strategies across multiple technology practices and no other mobile channel player can provide as broad of a connection with the VAR community as Ingram Micro.” SAP’s channel organization, headed by Kevin Gilroy, the company’s Global Channels senior vice president, has posted some impressive growth numbers in the past year, generating more than $1 billion in partner-driven sales in 2012, an 86 percent year-over-year growth...

Our Friends at Good Technology are Beefing Up! Adds to enterprise executive bench.

 Mobile Enterprise Adoption News. [MEAN] Summary: Now up to bat for Good Technology enterprise executive bench: Lynn Lucas in the role of CMO. Dan Stoks, as  CRO. Cheryln Chin sVPO Keep up the good work! Glad to have you on the enterprise executive bench Good Technology has always been ahead of the curve, even back in the BlackBerry days – and its good to see nothing is going to change that in the enterprise security world. Good Technology Strengthens Executive Bench with Extensive Enterprise Software and Mobility Expertise New Senior Leadership from Cisco, HP, and Motorola Brings Expertise to Drive Customer Success and Global Scale   SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 10, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — Good Technology™, the leader in secure enterprise mobility, today announced the addition of Lynn Lucas as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Dan Stoks as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), and Cheryln Chin as Senior Vice President of Operations to its executive team. Together, these new additions bring more than 60 years of experience leading strategic marketing, sales and channel programs. All will report to Christy Wyatt, President and CEO. “Good is driving a new secure mobility platform designed for a world dominated by innovative new devices, cloud, and collaborative workflows,” said Christy Wyatt, CEO.  “These additions to the executive team build on deep enterprise software and mobility expertise at Good.  We remain focused on the success of our customers and are ready to support their aggressive plans for secure mobility with a relentless focus on innovation, execution, and global scale.” “Good is at the forefront of reimagining how organizations use mobility to work with customers, constituents and partners,” said Lynn Lucas, CMO.  “With analysts predicting that smartphone and tablet shipments will reach a billion units worldwide this year, I’m excited about the opportunity in the marketplace for Good and our customers.” Today, more than 3,800 organizations worldwide including eight of the top 10 financial services firms and five of the top 10 healthcare organizations in the FORTUNE 100™ use Good to securely collaborate and manage their information on leading mobile devices. “What attracted me is the global customer base that relies on Good’s award winning technology platform every day for mission critical, secure mobile collaboration...

Samsung’s Enterprise Knox. Know the facts. Enterprise Mobile Adoption.

  Mobile Enterprise Adoption News. [Mean] Summary: Samsung’s enterprise Knox is getting a warm welcome for Asian-Pacific enterprises trying to run Samsung Devices. But, Blackberry BES is still on top over there. (Did I just say BlackBerry is on TOP of something? has market share?!)   Samsung’s Knox rides Asia BYOD wave to draw enterprises By Kevin Kwang | April 9, 2013 — 07:18 GMT (00:18 PDT) Samsung is expanding its presence on the enterprise front with its Knox offering pre-built into the Galaxy S4 smartphone, which will be rolling out worldwide at the end of the month, and this will be well-received by Asia-Pacific companies. However, while helpful for companies’ IT departments to better support the South Korean company’s mobile devices, Knox “cannot compete” with BlackBerry’s mobile management solution yet, said analysts. According to Ian Song, research manager for client devices at IDC Asia-Pacific, Samsung is alreadyplaying heavily in the enterprise market in the Asia-Pacific region, contrary to popular belief. “There has always been a misconception that Apple’s iPhone is more proliferated among Asia-Pacific enterprises, but it just isn’t the case. While iPhone is the market share leader for enterprise usage in developed markets such as Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, that lead is shrinking. Across the region, [however,] more Samsung smartphones are being used in enterprises than iPhones,” Song stated. “Think of Samsung as the arms dealer. Not only does it have the best weapons, but it also makes them available to all factions, in this case MDM vendors, so it doesn’t matter who wins the enterprise mobility war as [long as] Samsung wins.” – Ian Song, research manager for client devices at IDC Asia-Pacific With the introduction of Knox, which evolved from theSamsung for Enterprise (SAFE) initiative, more organizations in the region will likely consider supporting mobile devices from the South Korean giant, he added. Elaborating, he said the aim of Knox and SAFE is to deliver additional manageability so Samsung becomes the de facto Android choice in the enterprise space. Since Knox is pre-built into the Galaxy S4, end-users can start compartmentalizing the services on the mobile device according to work and personal use without involving support from the company’s tech team. The other...