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Apple has a 76 percent share of the mobile device market among small to medium businesses (SMBs), according to SMB cloud services company Intermedia. Samsung took second place with 12 percent.

The company also reported seeing spikes in new device activations when Apple launched the new iPhones and iPads. Unsurprisingly, most businesses opted for the iPhone 5s over the 5c … 

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Intermedia based its numbers on use of ActiveSync, a means of synchronising mobile devices with Microsoft Exchange. The company has around 700,000 business customers.

Apple sees the business market as an important one for both Macs and iOS devices. The company created a new webpage in June promoting the business features of iOS 7, followed up in August showing how iPad apps can help businesses and in October with a new volume purchasing program for Mac apps.

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2 Responses to “iPhones and iPads make up three-quarters of mobile devices used in small & medium businesses”

  1. PMZanetti says:

    Another stat on a long, long list of stats that show the true market penetration. Android, and Samsung devices running Android, are simply not popular among anyone who cares, or thinks.

    My ongoing statement from day 1 remains true: Android is only for those who don’t know any better.
    The people who buy Android-powered devices simply don’t know the difference between it and an iOS device (nor might they even care), or they’re simply trying to intentionally purchase anything but Apple (stupid). I won’t even mention price because honestly they are close to the same across the board. Most Android phones are $0, $99, $199, or $299…and so are the iPhones. Tablets can see a bit more price differentiation…but with financing offers from carriers it is becoming much easier and cheaper on day 1 to purchase a more expensive iPad.

    And at the end of the day, the usage statistics tell the WHOLE story, and really put Android to shame. I’d be embarrassed to publish such fraudulent sales numbers (Samsung) and fraudulent market share numbers (Google)….meanwhile usage statistics barely register your existence….

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  2. The data here lacks a large number of SMBs that use Google Apps as their base for email, calendars, contacts etc. I’m interested to see what the numbers of Android devices for those companies are like…

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