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?