Enterprises are aggressively firing up mobile apps, says Good

Enterprise mobile app activations grew at a healthy 54 percent sequentially in the fourth quarter, with document editing apps, custom apps and file access apps leading the way, according to the latest Mobility Index report from enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology.

Customer apps in particular saw strong growth, increasing at an aggressive 55 percent sequentially. Enterprises are increasingly turning to advanced custom apps, such as those for business intelligence, secure browsing and social business, according to Good's data gathered from customers of its Good Dynamics Secure Mobility Platform.

According to Good data, the iOS platform made up 72 percent of total mobile device activations in the fourth quarter, while Android lagged at 26 percent of activations and Windows Phone limped along at 1 percent of activations.

In terms of industry segments, the financial services industry made up 39.3 percent of net mobile device activations in the fourth quarter, followed by business and professional services with 19.6 percent and manufacturing at 11.6 percent.

When it comes to iPad activations, financial services made up close to half, followed by business and professional services with 13.8 percent and manufacturing with 9.4 percent.

"Our customers are becoming more sophisticated in their approach and implementation of a complete secure mobility solution, as they learn there are new ways to extract value from the devices their employees are carrying with mobile workflows. We are living in a transformative era for mobility where enterprises are implementing smarter apps, and developing custom apps, that are improving the way their employees engage with customers and collaborate with each other," concludes Good CEO and President Christy Wyatt.

For more:
- see Good's release (with link to report)

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