Iphone and business

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lsvtecjohn3, May 13, 2008.

  1. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    When Apple comes out with the new Iphone with the sdk and all the application, do you think business people will trade in there blackberry and other phones for the Iphone? do you think the Iphone will be big in the business world?
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Big companies are typically very slow to move to new technologies especially if the ones they use at the moment are doing a good job. Enterprise take up would require connecting to Exchange so we will have to wait and see how the ActiveSync angle works out before any company will even start testing.
     
  3. lindsayanng macrumors 68000

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    Our company applied for the enterprise beta version, im not sure our application would be approved, but if so that would be a GREAT move for the business world. Right now, even with the limited capabilities in business compared to the blackberry, there is A LOT you can do. HOWEVER, we are a small business, and nothing like the giants out there, so the iphone is BETTER than good for our situation. The web apps that are out now that let you do work orders and such through one click are GREAT, and the quixkbooks access is also a great application to have.

    I think that with some more apps and the new enterprise coming out, it will give blackberry a run for its money, thats for sure.. but the above poster is right, for a big company to change its way of communicating completely just because there is a shiny new device out there is very unlikely.
     
  4. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Indeed. Big companies don't even buy the newest Blackberries, much less an entirely different device that would require retraining, new infrastructure, etc.

    People often think the only cost is the phone, or a Mac for development. But that's usually the least expense.

    And re-doing an in-house application for a different OS could cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take years.
     

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