Deutsche Bank "no going back to BlackBerry" after iPhone, iPad trial
Following a pilot of iPhone and iPad, Deutsche Bank's Chris Whitmore says there is no going back to BlackBerry:
They're using Good for messaging so users complain about the lack of background email receipt, and they do miss the BlackBerry notification light but the positives "far outweigh these issues".
Apple reported over 80% of Fortune 100 were piloting or deploying iPad, an unheard of adoption rate for new technology.
For any of you in enterprise, is iOS an option yet?
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Oh a more practical note, I can't believe that Apple hasn't deployed a corporate sync client. To have to install iTunes in an enterprise environment solely to deploy iPhones and iPads is pretty ridiculous.
It was interesting to me, too, but for a different reason.
Accessing both types of email from a single device has been possible for a very long time - on Blackberries and other manufacture's devices.
Maybe I just need to follow the link (which I assume exists and leads) to the original article, but I don't see what exactly made iPhones stand out. The touch interface comment left me more baffled. If anything, I could see the tablet form factor being compelling in a business setting, among others, but there are many phone options...and have been for some time.
Regarding installing BES vs iTunes...BES is a server side installation. If I am not mistaken iTunes would have to be on each user's PC. I could be wrong though...has Apple come out with an Enterprise ready configuration utility?
Never recovered from the Storm fiasco? Are we talking reputation or profits? If it's the later, RIM's profits continue to grow. As for reputation, I would agree that the Storm does not have a good one, but the reputation of the rest of their devices is intact.
My company lets me connect both my iPhone 3GS and my iPad. I do have an iPhone 4, but I keep that purely for personal purposes. They are also going to deploy the ability to support Instant Messaging through Microsoft Office Communicator, which is something I have been missing since I left the BlackBerry about 2 years ago.
We are also looking to deploy iPads to our sales workforce so that they can use them during presentations with customers to showcase our products and capabilities. This is something that our sales force is excited about. Since getting iOS as an approved mobile device, the experience has been fantastic.