“I think there’s a good chance the iPhone will fail to reach a significant penetration level in corporate hallways for a number of reasons,” Dave Mock writes for The Motley Fool.
“First, it should go without saying that the iPhone will have to be offered by Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint Nextel — not just AT&T,” Mock writes.
MacDailyNews Take: That’s Mock’s best point. For now.
Mock continues, “But fellow Fool Tim Beyers made another good point: Information technology (IT) departments hate change. But wait, Tim says, Research In Motion’s BlackBerry has successfully broken through IT resistance, and now has companies issuing the devices to millions of suit-and-tie types. Some believe that Apple has the same — or even better — chance at becoming a mainstay tool for the white-collar workforce.”
“But there’s a big reason why RIM won its long battle to capture the enterprise market: At the time, there was no viable alternative for email on the go,” Mock wirtes. “Apple today would have to do more than just match RIM’s ability to efficiently manage core enterprise applications such as email, calendar, and contacts. Steve Jobs would also have to give corporations good financial reasons to either toss out all those RIM servers or support both devices — partnerships with Microsoft and Cisco alone won’t do it. iPhone junkies caught with their pants down and no ROI to show will be sent back to their offices where their BlackBerrys wait on their desks.”
Full article here.
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Unlike any RIM DingleBerry, Apple’s iPhone offers full web browsing that actually works, Dave. With the one and only Multi-Touch™ UI. And about 50 other reasons. It’s RIM that can’t match Apple. Not even close. Where’ve you been for the last year and a half, Dave?