Ralph Loura took over as CIO of Clorox a year ago, has cleaned out Blackberries and replaced them with iPhones and Android devices, reports “Computerworld” (http://macte.ch/wPzmp).
Loura so far has replaced 6,000 desktop and tower computers with lightweight HP laptops, and got rid of company-issued Blackberries while letting workers choose between an iPhone or Android or Window Phone 7-powered smartphone the article adds. The company has issued 2,000 smartphones, 92% of which are iPhones. About 6% of the smartphones chosen were Android-based while 2% were Windows Phone 7 devices.
“We live in public cloud for mail and messaging. I don’t have to worry about security because I don’t sync data to the iPhones. It remains in the cloud,” Loura told “Computerworld.”
He added that a select group of employees is piloting a small number of iPads. While he’s yet to find anyone who has said “take my laptop and replace with an iPad,” Loura does believe the tablet can eventually run business applications from the cloud, notes “Computerworld.”