For Enterprise, The Only Thing That Tops The iPad Is The Phone

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The iPad is being trounced in the enterprise. Good news for Apple, the iPad’s rival is another Cupertino product: the iPhone. The competitors are single-digit cellar-dwellers, according to a new study of business-oriented mobile devices.

A survey by enterprise cloud services provider Intermedia finds 57 percent of its connections are from iPhones, while 21 percent are from iPads. Motorola devices account for just nine percent with HTC handsets registering 8 percent of connections. Samsung, Nokia, Palm and LG collectively account for less than four percent, according to the numbers. The survey is of ActiveSync smartphones and tablets on Microsoft Exchange servers, eliminating BlackBerry counts.

Between the end of May and August, iPad enterprise activations jumped 102 percent over the previous period. The rise could be accounted for the adoption of “bring your own device” policies in more and more small enterprise firms. A number of enterprises, ranging from Wells Fargo to Mercedes Benz have adopted the iPad.