iPhone or Blackberry: Which is Better for Business

iPhone or Blackberry: Which is Better for Business?

Artwork: Chip Taylor
The Blackberry has been the smartphone of choice in the enterprise for some time, and for good reason. It mastered the most important business app, e-mail, and comes with all the controls IT requires. But enter the iPhone, stage right. A slick device that everyone craves and the dev world is smothering with new apps. So the question is, what ultimately wins in the enterprise? Arguing for the the BlackBerry: Brian Reed, CMO and VP Products, BoxTone, and on the iPhone side Chuck Goldman, CEO Apperian.

Blackberry article

By Brian Reed, CMO and VP Products at BoxTone

With about 36 million BlackBerry devices in use globally, half of which are enterprise-connected, BlackBerry has about a 17 million to 18 million device lead on the iPhone in the enterprise. Hundreds of organizations around the world have 5,000 or more BlackBerry devices, and a few run more than 50,000. In the past decade, BlackBerry has set the standard for enterprise-grade, reliable and secure mobility. Entire article.

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By Chuck Goldman, CEO, Apperian

The iPhone has invaded the enterprise fueled by consumer-sales success. There is no going back.

According to recent surveys, when companies give employees a choice between an iPhone and other smartphones, users choose iPhones more than any other device. Although Blackberry has historically been the backbone of enterprise mobile deployments, the single-vendor model is eroding. Entire article.