April 14, 2009 - 12:04 A.M.
Forrester Research *gasp* recommends the iPhone for enterprise
TAGS:enterprise, forrester, Gartner, iPhone, IT Administrators, research
IT TOPICS:Business Intelligence, Emerging Technology, Enterprise Software & Services, Macintosh & Apple, Mobile & Wireless, Personal Technology, Windows & Microsoft
Forrester Research's Ted Schadler put out a report today called “Making iPhone Work In The Enterprise: Early Lessons Learned,” which chronicles three companies' experiences with integrating the iPhone into their enterprise. Kraft Foods, Oracle and Amylin Pharmaceuticals all took the plunge, and their experiences were overwhelmingly good.
So good, in fact, that Forrester opened up the report with the following:
The iPhone’s intuitive interface, superior browsing experience, and rapidly evolving developer tool kit make content-centric applications far more appealing on an iPhone than on a BlackBerry or Windows Mobile device. While BlackBerry is still the email and calendaring winner, iPhone devotees do make the shift to typing on glass.”
They follow with a list of reasons that IT management should consider the iPhone.
Employees like them. “In this era of Technology Populism, where consumer IT is often better than enterprise IT, it sometimes just makes sense to give employees the freedom to choose the tools they want.”
They make mobile collaboration easier. “As anybody with experience on both iPhones and BlackBerry will tell you, the Internet feels natural on an iPhone and a like a chore on a BlackBerry.”
iPhone users need less hand-holding. “All three firms have set up wikis so that employees can support each other. ‘Our early adopters sometimes teach things we’d rather our iPhone users not know, but overall they provide better support than we can,’ said one person we interviewed.”
They can be cheaper in the long run. “In at least one case, an iPhone adopter found that the data plans for previous mobile devices were more expensive than the consumer plans AT&T is offering for iPhones. This company was able to reset its baseline plan pricing 30% lower for all phones because it supported iPhone.”
how can I change ringtone and replace my favorite ringtone on my phone?
my iphone 3g wont connect to the internet.something about cellular data?? i dont no how to rectify this problem.....help :D
Americans and Canadians stop writing stup!dit!es about one another,
we all live on the same planet and are all the same : humans !
Anonymous, 17 Apr 2009Is Apple also imitating the software and the App store from Prada ? How many apps did LG sell... more3Y5K, no they are not imitating that stuff. Apple's iPhoneOS is nothing like the LG Prada. Apple has innovated with the iPhone in terms of software and now LG have copied with their Arena.
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2009Of course mate, I'm a f#%$ing convict.
Come over so I can steal your wallet.bahahaha
thats so pro
mizuchi, 19 Apr 2009no one really has a choice cause everyone thinks if it's from america it's the best since US i... moreThe Internet means you have a choice of where you get your news, you can unshackle yourself from your TV and avoid US news sites altogether, including the one's from Australian ex-pat Rupert Murdoch, i.e. Fox.
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2009So American's are successful at selling stuff, it's your choice if to want to buy it.no one really has a choice cause everyone thinks if it's from america it's the best since US is always on the news about something stupid an non important to the world
mizuchi, 19 Apr 2009hey everyone no what anyone says eveyone that is not american wants to be american plain an si... moreSo American's are successful at selling stuff, it's your choice if to want to buy it.
hey everyone no what anyone says eveyone that is not american wants to be american plain an simple
i'm obviously canadian and i see that crap eveywere
people walking with starbucks in there hand not even taking a sip of just to think there celebs FROM AMERICA
and why do you think canada wanted the iphone so much cause canada wants to be like americans
we even have a few mall that a dedicated to american
i'm still sad that i see and notice is everday of my life
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2009You got no respect for Canada. I guess i shouldn't be surprised. You basically stated once you... moreI may live in a convict colony but at least we don't have three year contracts with our phone companies and I can get iPhones from three of them at competitive rates.
Anonymous, 18 Apr 2009Who cares? Except for Canadians and they are unimportant, about the only good thing they do... moreYou got no respect for Canada. I guess i shouldn't be surprised. You basically stated once your wife nags you. Even if thats true should you go on the net and tell everyone. No respect for your wife and no respect for Canada!
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2009How about crime in austrailia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crime_in_Australia#2000sOf course mate, I'm a f#%$ing convict.
Come over so I can steal your wallet.
Anonymous, 19 Apr 2009Don't go round the world murdering people, eh?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_FurlongHow about crime in austrailia.