We’ve been saying for some months to expect a shift back towards Microsoft in Enterprise Apps and this is validated by a new survey by Aberdeen Group. The survey looked at mobile app deployment plans by platform—Apple iOS, Android, Windows 8/Windows Phone and BlackBerry—covering both tablets and phones.
The data show Microsoft Window
s Phone 8 and Surface tablets are about to make a big leap, with iOS devices reaching a point of saturation. As for BlackBerry, the future looks bleak.
35 percent of respondents are planning to develop apps on the Surface tablet over the next 12 months, in addition to 8 percent currently deployed. Windows Phone fared well, too, with 25 percent planning to develop apps on Windows Phone, in addition to 26 percent already deployed.
It will be interesting to keep track of this development over the course of the next 12 months.