Samsung is number one in the enterprise according to a new assessment from ABI Research.
The tech company beat out Apple in a vendor matrix that ranks companies based on scoring in implementation and innovation. The assessment compared nine smartphones on 18 criteria, including workspace management solutions, partnerships and business customer adoption.
While Samsung took the top spot, due to its diverse parent network and integrated enterprise solution, Apple came in second by less than a single point. According to the vendor matrix, Apple received high marks in implementation, but Samsung was ranked as more innovative with a wider range of enterprise devices and better security features. All that said, BlackBerry, somewhat surprisingly, took third place. While the company saw low implementation scores, it still scored highly in the innovation category.
“There are two sets of OEM (original equipment manufacturer) battles that need to be watched closely: Apple and Samsung and Nokia and BlackBerry,” said senior analyst, Jason McNicol. “Apple and Samsung are quite interesting considering Apple’s smartphone innovations drove its lead in the enterprise over Samsung. But Samsung has learned quickly and has stolen the innovator role from Apple. BlackBerry and Nokia are battling for the number three spot in the enterprise mobility market. BlackBerry has more enterprise mobility experience; however, Nokia now has the backing of Microsoft. Couple these advantages with the recent struggles by Apple and Samsung means that opportunity exists for BlackBerry and Nokia to gain market share and subsequently improve their ranking."