Ok………So I finally traded my Blackberry for an iPhone 3GS with 32 gigabytes. There is very little that I can say that the press and reviews have not said already. But let me add that for me the iPhone 3GS rocks!
And I did try the Blackberry Storm 2 a few times before my final decision. Verizon is faster in my city.
The majority of the key enterprise issues that I had highlighted over and over since the iPhone came to market can be now resolved with third party software ala BES. Still BES is the better product.
1 - Security encryption on the device
2 - Remote access for data locking or data wipe out
3 - Deliver native push email support for POP3 and MS Exchange
4 - Deliver over-the-air sync
The last two issues still remain, but I have to say that they are not as big of a deal. BTW, I cannot imagine the market cap of apple if the iPhone sold on any carrier worldwide.
5 - Removable battery
6 - Make available to all carriers
The third party solutions that I suggest are:
Sybase is committed to offering device-agnostic solutions that support a broad range of operating systems, including iPhone. By providing a mobile platform that offers capabilities for device management, security, applications, messaging and development, Sybase enables enterprises to further adopt the iPhone. This platform approach provides a solid foundation to mobilize your business and provides the tools for a long term strategy that helps to protect your valuable IT budget. http://www.sybase.com/products/mobileenterprise/iphone
Good for Enterprise is a powerful, secure and easy-to-use enterprise mobility suite that provides IT with the mobile security and control it needs and users with a great experience for mobile collaboration and connectivity on devices they want like iPhone and Android. Good for Enterprise combines Good Mobile Control, Good Mobile Messaging, and Good Mobile Access to provide IT and users with a secure and flexible enterprise mobility solution that will evolve to meet your needs for years to come. http://www.good.com/enterprise
Of these two, Good for Enterpise is faster, more matured, and better integrated with the iPhone native features and capabilities.
The iPhone is finally ready for the Enterprise. Enjoy!
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