Up to one-third of UBS’ 18,000 BlackBerries could be upgraded to Apple iPhones

“In an unusual note to clients, UBS (UBS) analyst Maynard Um reported Thursday on the results of a panel discussion with his own bank’s senior information technology personnel,” Phillip Elmer-Dewitt reports for BusinessWeek.

Elmer-Dewitt reports, “The bit that caught my eye was what his IT folks had to say about the ‘strong’ desire among bank employees to get to both their personal and business data on a single mobile device: ‘UBS panelists noted it is currently testing software from Good Technology that works with a multitude of devices such as Apple’s iPhone, and allows for personal and business content to be accessed in a secure way on a single device. Our panel felt that as much as 1/3 of UBS’s 18,000 RIMM devices could possibly migrate to other platforms once the technology is fully integrated.'”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Inevitable.

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18 Comments

  1. My wife uses a Blackberry for work and (in two weeks) an iPhone 3GS at home. She prefers to keep the two separate because unlike her co-workers who only have one, she never wants to have the conversation with her boss over personal cell phone use.

  2. Misleading headline. The article clearly states: “Our panel felt that as much as 1/3 of UBS’s 18,000 RIMM devices could possibly migrate to other platforms once the technology is fully integrated.'”

    1/3 is not all. While it may end up being close to all, that’s not what the article states, so the headline shouldn’t state otherwise.

  3. …and it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine.” -Steve Balmer

    RIM will be a memory soon, and as the quote above points out, MS will never get back into the mobile space in a meaningful way, as he wouldn’t recogniz a successful product if it came to him on top of a plate of doughnuts.

    Steve Jobs should be thanking God every day for his competitors.

  4. “……….analyst Maynard Um……….”

    u-mmm… what ??..

    did he forget his last name… or something ? .. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  5. Maynard complained all the time about kids at school making fun of his name, so when he was old enough he got it legally changed. He used to be named Fred Um.

  6. @ leodavinci–

    Seriously? You, my friend, are a moron.

    No, school sports should not be cancelled. Neither should music.

    And yes, sports do teach kids about team work, and character. They also teach kids a little something about life–It isn’t fair. Some people are just better at somet things than others.

    What’s wrong with that? Do you think the kids can’t handle that?

    Well, I sucked at sports, and I turned out okay.

    Kids need exercise. Too often, a sedintary lifestyle is promoted to our youth.

    You are the part of the population that makes me scratch my head and wonder what the hell is wrong with people.

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