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Deutsche Bank: ‘no going back’ to RIM after iPhone trial

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
News Categories: iPhone

Deutsche Bank Equity Research’s Chris Whitmore has said that the company’s recent two-month iPhone pilot was an overwhelming success, according to Finextra. In a note to clients, Whitmore said that pilot involved using iPhones to access corporate email via a secure e-mail application made by Good Technology. Whitmore said using the iPhone “was a fantastic experience as it was easier/faster to access data (touch UI) than on the Blackberry. It was also great to only have to carry one device for personal and corporate email access.” He continued, “after testing corporate email on iPhone for the past few months, there is no going back. We expect a lot of users will feel the same way when iPhones are offered at their workplaces,” adding that he believes his own firm’s trials will “translate into large deployments.” [via 9 to 5 Mac]

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1

I’ve owned a Blackberry, I currently own an Android phone, and I’ve had an iPod touch through both of those devices. And I completely understand this bank’s decision!

Posted by Daniel S. on January 25, 2011 at 5:00 PM (PDT)

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If my firm (a very large multinational) adopted the iPhone then that would be the final item that would make me get one. grin

Posted by Cyberman in nr Heathrow, London on January 26, 2011 at 7:29 AM (PDT)

3

Having started with BB from day one, I can say it’s time seems to have passed in the enterprise.  At least it’s not the de facto standard it once was.
The cost of the BES and the added leg of mail from client to server makes it less efficient and more costly than using an iPhone or Droid using Active Sync.
Forget the personal inability to just use the hardware any longer - that’s more personal I suppose.  The costs and reliability are better using Active Sync.  Yes, MS got something right.  We have almost zero downtime using that as opposed to the BB clients that are more commonly seeing issues.

Posted by sb on January 26, 2011 at 12:24 PM (PDT)

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