Apple Mobile Devices Continue SMB Market Dominance, According

Apple Mobile Devices Continue SMB Market Dominance, According to
Leading Cloud Service Provider's Data Reveals the iOS Mobile
Operating System Remains Clear Leader Among SMBs 
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 --   Mobile devices running
Apple's iOS operating system continue to dominate the small and
medium-sized business (SMB) market according to Intermedia, a global
leader in cloud services and the largest Microsoft hosted Exchange
provider. For the last three months of available data (September
through November 2012), Apple's iOS operating system was the clear
leader in new device activations among Intermedia SMBs with 68.2
percent of all mobile device activations. Google's Android operating
system followed Apple with 25.1 percent, while BlackBerry ranked
third with 4.1 percent, and Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating
system ranked fourth with 2.6 percent.  
Intermedia's SMB Mobility Trends Snapshot
 Intermedia, which manages
more than 500,000 premium hosted Exchange email accounts, including
the newest platform Exchange 2013, reviewed the number of smartphones
its customers activated to sync their email, contacts, and calendars.
Intermedia's business email and collaboration cloud services support
the full range of smartphones and tablets, including iPhone, Android,
BlackBerry, and Windows. The leading business cloud service
provider's latest mobile operating system activation data includes
numbers from September, October, and November.  

--  Total breakdown of smartphone activation:
    --  Apple: 68.2 percent
    --  Android: 25.1 percent
    --  BlackBerry: 4.1 percent
    --  Windows: 2.6 percent
--  Total breakdown of tablet activation:
    --  Apple iPad: 92.6 percent
    --  BlackBerry Playbook: 5.3 percent
    --  Windows Surface: 2.1 percent
--  Windows Surface popularity: Surface activations grew 45 percent
    month-over-month since it arrived in stores in late October.
--  iPhone 5 helps spike Apple activations: iPhone 5 hit stores in late
    September and in the first month Apple device activations jumped 22

"Our customers are using their smartphones and tablets like never
before," says Michael Gold, president, Intermedia. "For example, they
are using Hosted PBX to route calls to their mobile devices; they can
read voicemails as emails while in a meeting; and they can access
their data via Cloud Server. Just as importantly, admins can log in
to the HostPilot(R) Mobile App and manage their accounts without
being tied to the office. With their business communications in a
secure, business-grade cloud, users have anywhere, anytime mobile
access to their messaging, contacts, calendars, files, and
applications. Without Intermedia's platform of cloud services, this
would be a resource challenge for small and mid-sized businesses to
set up, secure, and manage on their own." 
Intermedia brings Fortune 50-level IT services to small and
medium-sized businesses, giving them the tools and resources to
compete like much larger enterprises. The company's Office in the
Cloud(TM) offering combines Intermedia's services for backup,
mobility, security, voice, and more, with popular Microsoft services
such as Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint. This integrated suite of
cloud communications and collaboration services is managed from
Intermedia's proprietary HostPilot Control Panel, providing customers
a single point of communications control in an intuitive user
interface. The company recently launched hosted Exchange 2013,
SharePoint 2013 and Lync 2013 -- the newest versions of these popular
For more information, contact Intermedia at 1-800-379-7729. 
 Intermedia is the premier provider of cloud
services to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and the world's
largest provider of hosted Microsoft Exchange. Intermedia's cloud
offering is business grade and built specifically for the SMB.
Delivered from Intermedia's secure datacenters, the company's Office
in the Cloud(TM) suite combines Microsoft tools such as Exchange
email, Lync Secure Instant Messaging, and SharePoint document
management with Intermedia's proprietary offerings for complete
mobile freedom, backup, security, voice and more. The company's
proprietary cloud infrastructure assures high reliability and a
certified support team is available around the clock. Intermedia also
empowers thousands of partners -- including managed service providers
and select Fortune 500 companies -- to sell cloud services under
their own brand. Founded in 1995, Intermedia was the first to offer
hosted Microsoft Exchange business-class cloud email and now has over
500,000 premium hosted Exchange mailboxes under management -- more
than any other provider. For more information, visit  
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