Perhaps to everyone’s surprise, Gartner reports that smartphone growth is slowing down in 2015. The future looks especially grim for Samsung, with sales actually down from last year’s numbers. For Apple, however, there seems to be little to worry about. An impressive 36% increase in sold units means it’s an increasingly attractive option for both work and home users.
Apple’s App Store is a vibrant ecosystem. There really is “an app for that”, be it for the office or for leisure, explaining why iPhones and iPads are becoming the top choice for people wearing many hats. On top of that, the recent additions to the management side made possible by iOS 9, together with Apple’s Device Enrollment Program is now making iPhones a favorite among IT departments as well.
Some analysts are going as far as predicting that iOS will be the enterprise OS of the millennial generation. This may be hard to stomach for IT managers still entrenched by decades of PC platform wars, but it’s high time to accept Apple as a serious contender in business computing.
Check out the business apps
While more IT minded colleagues might have looked down upon iPhone users in the past, today’s impressive array of business apps for iOS have put a quick end to that. New iOS killer apps are cropping up for industry after industry, be it the 3rd party logistics apps for controlling your shipments or the patient data apps for healthcare companies.
As for true office staples, Microsoft now offers Excel, Word and Powerpoint for free, along with the new Skype for Business collaboration app.
You can even download the mobile version of Outlook if you’re not happy with Apple’s own Exchange integration, as well as Google’s Gmail app. And with OneDrive you can complete the picture by syncing your work files across all your devices.
Add to that Apple’s own list of recommended business apps, and your productivity will likely go through the roof. Evernote lets you share to-do lists and notes across your devices, Workflow compresses your routines into single clicks, and if you’re on the road, MileIQ keeps track of your travels while you concentrate on driving.
Make the perfect match
Now that we’ve established that iPhones and iPads will increase people’s efficiency, how about keeping track of all their devices? That’s where Miradore comes in. With Miradore Online, you’ll have a single tool to achieve all your device related goals: control, secure and automate. Apple’s worked hard on accommodating iOS for specialized management tools, and it now works in perfect harmony with Miradore MDM.
From keeping an up-to-date device inventory to securing your corporate data and automating your processes, Miradore has it all for iOS. While iOS itself is loaded with pretty impressive cryptography and security features out of the box, Miradore Online will help you automate your these in fine style. When necessary, our Supervised mode lets you go as far as to disable iCloud, AirDrop, device pairing and app installations altogether. To see for yourself how easily we can make a difference to your apple-shaped IT ecosystem, enroll your iOS devices to Miradore Online today. It’s super simple and 100% free.