Good Technology: Enterprise app adoption surges 42% in Q3

Growth credited to the adoption of custom enterprise applications, which grew 52% quarter over quarter.
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Mobile enterprise application adoption is on the rise, jumping 42 percent between the second quarter and third quarter of 2013, according to mobile security provider Good Technology's latest Mobility Index Report.

Good Technology credited the surge to the adoption of custom enterprise applications, which grew 52 percent quarter over quarter. Increasing app adoption corresponds with ongoing mobile device activation growth: Apple's iOS led all operating systems as enterprise activations grew 30 percent during the third quarter, followed by Google's Android at 27 percent.

As FierceMobileIT reported on Thursday, Apple's iPad continued its dominance of the enterprise tablet market, making up 90 percent of total tablet activations in the third quarter.

Apple's iOS also dominated enterprise application deployment, driving 95 percent of total app activations between July 1 and Sept. 30. Android enterprise application deployment is experiencing more significant growth, however, with app activations nearly tripling quarter over quarter.

"As we continue to see tremendous adoption of secure enterprise mobility across our customer base, platform diversity remains a key theme," said Good Technology President and CEO Christy Wyatt. "It's promising to see our extensive base of Good customers embracing the transformative opportunity that comes with harnessing the power of mobile apps, not just mobile devices."

Document editing was the largest single enterprise app category across all platforms, fueling 56 percent of activations. File access and syncing are next, with almost 20 percent of all activations.

The financial services segment continues to lead net app activations by industry, accounting for 37.9 percent of downloads during the third quarter, up from 35.6 percent in the second quarter. The business/professional segment is net at 19 percent, up from 17.3 percent, followed by manufacturing, which slipped from 14.7 percent in the second quarter to 13.3 percent in the most recent quarter.

Tablets are now the most popular device for mobile enterprise app usage, driving 81 percent of all activations in the third quarter. Of all apps activated on tablets, 91 percent were document editing apps, followed by file access and custom apps.

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