CIO’s not tempted by forbidden fruit

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It looks like I’m not the only one who’s relaxed on the whole “iPhone” excitement. An article found on SearchCIO.com has a cornucopia of CIO’s giving their opinions on Apple’s mobile offering, all of them saying they’ll stick with the BlackBerry until Apple’s proven themselves to the business market (something a lot of our readers have been batting back and forth on this post).

Michael Carper, divisional vice president of technology operations at Coeur d’Alene, Idaho-based retailer Coldwater Creek Inc., said he has no intention of taking away his company’s BlackBerrys. Carper doesn’t like the idea of managing the desktop software he thinks will be required for integrating iPhones with messaging systems.

“In general I think that’s bad for corporate IT environments. We generally don’t need one more application to install on corporate computers,” Carper said. “And [BlackBerry maker] RIM has already solved that with their integration to Exchange.”

Who’s with him?

  • Thought

    I am amazed that anyone would even think that the iPhone could or would replace the BB in the enterprise market.

    BB still has the world class leading email solution for the enterprise, which is not just hardware, but the back end server software.

    Then there’s cost and features. Companies are not going to fork over the bucks to provide their employees with the iPhone, esp. when the phone contains so many entertainment features.

  • Thought

    I am amazed that anyone would even think that the iPhone could or would replace the BB in the enterprise market.

    BB still has the world class leading email solution for the enterprise, which is not just hardware, but the back end server software.

    Then there’s cost and features. Companies are not going to fork over the bucks to provide their employees with the iPhone, esp. when the phone contains so many entertainment features.

  • http://www.situationterminal.com/ m

    Apple hasn’t even announced any sort of enterprise email solution.

    The only thing they have announced is internet email (with special support for Yahoo) but general support for POP3/STMP email accounts.

    RIM has direct enterprise email integration, including synchronization, security, and IT management. They are YEARS ahead of their competitors.

  • http://www.situationterminal.com m

    Apple hasn’t even announced any sort of enterprise email solution.

    The only thing they have announced is internet email (with special support for Yahoo) but general support for POP3/STMP email accounts.

    RIM has direct enterprise email integration, including synchronization, security, and IT management. They are YEARS ahead of their competitors.