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Citrix: Windows Phone is barely making a dent in the workplace

Published Mar 28th, 2013 8:04AM EDT
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If Citrix’s mobile device management customers are any indication, then Microsoft (MSFT) has its work cut out for it in making Windows Phone devices staple features of workplaces. Citrix, which specializes in developing cloud, networking and virtualization technologies, reports that 62% of its North American MDM customers use iOS as their mobile platform of choice versus 35% for Android and just 3% for Windows. Although Citrix’s picture of mobility in the enterprise is incomplete since it doesn’t measure BlackBerry (BBRY) use, it does give an interesting glimpse into what industries use which platforms for their mobile computing needs. Among all the industry categories surveyed, Citrix found that only the oil and gas industry used primarily Windows-based mobile devices while iOS or Android topped every other industry.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.