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Analyst: iPhone just getting started in the enterprise

Chris Whitmore, an analyst at Deutsche Bank, told clients in a note — as reported by “ZDNet” (http://macte.ch/G1LjQ) — that the iPhone 4 just seems to be getting started in the enterprise.

“We have been testing iPhone 4 and 3GS hardware running a Good Technologies application for the past 2-3 months to trial enterprise email on iPhone for DB,” he writes. “Our experience has been overwhelmingly positive. Email is served using Microsoft exchange through a Good Technologies interface which looks and feels like accessing a Gmail account on the iPhone. We found enterprise email on iPhone was a fantastic experience as it was easier/faster to access data (touch UI) than on the Blackberry. It was also great to only have to carry one device for personal and corporate email access. There were two drawbacks to the enterprise App on iPhone using Good: 1) ‘pull email’ was limiting as it doesn’t fetch emails in the background (other UIs like MobileIron allow ‘push email’), and 2) the hardware could use a blinking light or some other discreet way to notify user of fresh email. In aggregate, the ability to carry a single device with a great UI and have access to multiple apps (like Bloomberg, for example) far outweighed these issues.”

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