“While some corporations have worried about the ability to secure and manage iPhones used by their workers, Forrester Research Inc. says three major companies are successfully deploying thousands of the Apple Inc. devices,” Matt Hamblen reports for Computerworld.

“The key benefit? The iPhones make workers happier and more productive, the research firm said in a report released today,” Hamblen reports.

Hamblen reports, “But that’s not all, added Ted Schadler, author of the 12-page report on the three companies — Kraft Foods Inc., Oracle Corp. and Amylin Pharmaceuticals Inc. ‘The companies say that the benefits of iPhone over other mobile devices include a happier, more productive workforce and lower support costs,’ Schadler wrote.”

Hamblen reports, “”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,’ he added. ‘If an iPhone makes an employee happy, then supporting it will deliver collateral benefits of a happier workforce and a new line of communication between IT and employees.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: If a Mac makes an employee happy, then supporting it will deliver collateral benefits of a happier workforce and a new line of communication between IT and employees.