Apple vs. Microsoft: The battle for the office heats up
An edge in security
But it's not just consumer adoption that is driving IT departments to implement Apple devices, it's also because Apple is increasingly considered to have a safer platform than other vendors.
Enhanced security features like the new fingerprint sensor in Apple's new iPhone 5S to unlock the device are likely to make it more appealing to IT heads, Schadler said. Developers still can't use the new feature in their apps, but that's likely to change in the future and in the interim there is an extra layer of security because the user's fingerprint is required, he said.
In addition, mobile's ecosystem is more heavily guarded than its competition.
"With Apple, you have the walled garden of iOS, which is much more secure than Android, which is an open platform" said Timothy Lesko, a principal at Granite Investment Advisors, which owns more than 20,000 Apple shares. "Most companies are being dragged to Apple because it makes more sense."
"Apple is a much better platform, Android is much less secure and Microsoft is just woefully late," Lesko said.
A similar argument can be made when a corporation is rolling out new laptops, Chowdhry said. Corporations have to consider what tech companies will provide lasting support and which ones have a working strategy, he said.
"Have you come across any laptop manufacturer that has said 'this is my strategic focus?' No, HP is struggling, Dell is struggling, Sony is going into the gutter and Acer just missed its numbers," Chowdhry said.
"If you are a CIO, CEO or another executive and you are sitting here and you have to make a decision between Apple, Microsoft and others, are you going to bet on Hewlett Packard, Windows, or are you going to Apple?"
—By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson.