Here’s how Mac and iOS absolutely dominated the enterprise in 2015

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The 2015 survey shines some light on Apple's reign in the enterprise.
Photo: Quattro Vageena/Flickr CC, cropped

Apple didn’t just see a standard year-over-year improvement in the enterprise market in 2015. iPhones, iPads and Macs all saw significant growth and adoption rates over the competition. JAMF Software published its annual survey for 2015 that reveals trends about Apple products and their role in the enterprise. The findings are excellent news for the folks in Cupertino: enterprise users adore OS X and iOS.

“Driven by user preference, increased productivity capabilities, and security advantages, Apple is no longer requested by users and executives—it’s demanded,” JAMF reports.

The survey reveals that 67 percent of IT pros believe that over the next three years, Mac will cut into PC share. In fact, despite the iPhone now being at the forefront of Apple’s entire business, the Mac consistently performed favorably in the enterprise. 68 percent of enterprises reported Mac growth in 2015 and 96 percent of companies support the Mac — 4 percent more than those that support PC.

Best of all, the top reason why the Mac has seen continued growth is actually because of user demand. 81 percent of those surveyed say adoption continues because users prefer it. 49 percent of survey participants say they can be more productive on the Mac, making that the second most popular reason for adoption.

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The Mac received extra love and affection from the enterprise market this year.
Photo: JAMF Software

iOS advocates, fear not, because iPhone and iPad also received plenty of love from the enterprise. 84 percent of the enterprise say they support iPhone while 64 percent support Android. iPad is also by far the most popular tablet at 81 percent support. Windows tablets come in second all the way down at 46 percent support. Once again, 84 percent of participants agree that iOS is the user preference in the enterprise and 44 percent claim better productivity over other platforms.

More reasons for the domination are over ease and security. Both OS X and iOS received high praises for being easier to use and also more secure than other platforms. 75 percent of respondents agreed OS X is more secure than competing operating systems and 82 percent agreed iOS is more secure as well.

“With the prediction that Mac will cut into PC share over the next three years, IT is taking the proactive approach to support both Apple platforms and implement the easier to manage and more secure Apple operating systems,” the report declares.

JAMF Software later concludes the report stating that it’s “clear that Apple has forever changed the way business is conducted.” It’s a bold statement to make for sure, but looking at these numbers it’s difficult to disagree.

Head over to JAMF Software’s website to download the full 2015 survey report and check out all of the statistics that should make Apple swoon.