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Old 07-21-2010, 07:17 AM   #1
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iPhone and iPad in use at most Fortune 100 companies

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles...companies.html

"More than 80 percent of Fortune 100 companies are using the iPhone, and about 50 percent of the Fortune 100 are deploying or testing the iPad, Apple revealed Tuesday.

Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook announced those figures during the company's quarterly earnings conference call Tuesday evening. He said that the company is selling iPads and iPhones "as fast as (they) can make them," including those sales to the enterprise market"
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:53 AM   #2
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Those are pretty interesting stats, Bremen. There is a lot of talk about "early adopters" driving iPad and iPhone sales, but Fortune 100 companies tend towards..whatever is the opposite of "early adopter" ;p
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The article is a bit vague and the source is apple itself. Then I am usually sceptical.
It doesn't say for instance which percentage of the employees is using an iphone and for what purposes. If only the CEO has one, you have sold 80 iphones
I can understand that the ipad would have some benefits for sale persons on the road, as it less heavier than a laptop. But still some more accurate figures would be better for the overall credibility
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i have to say i doubt this claim a bit. i work with plenty of fortune 100 companies and don't see them in any sort of use, testing or even considering. since i've had mine i've taken it to a dozen or so companies. i've had a few questions here and there. maybe apple counts that. lol.
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AT&T announced earnings today (3.2 million iPhones activated)..and in the earnings call:
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/07/...od=rss_WSJBlog

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One "surprising" thing about the iPad, he says, is the "level of interest from business customers." "When we first introduced the iPhone, businesses and in particular [chief information officers] were reluctant ... Over time that has changed dramatically," he says. But "right from the beginning with the iPad, we've had a number of business customers express interest," and Lindner says he thinks that some businesses might use iPads to replace laptops.
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Old 07-22-2010, 02:08 PM   #6
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I think this statement is actually true, but it simply seems more impressive than it actually is, you only need a few iphones or ipads in use for the claim about a particular company to be true, whereas many people would tend to read it as they were in widespread use.
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I think this statement is actually true, but it simply seems more impressive than it actually is, you only need a few iphones or ipads in use for the claim about a particular company to be true, whereas many people would tend to read it as they were in widespread use.
@Crowl, I don't disagree with you - it is a valid point.

Anecdotally, however, I will say that my organization is as conservative, stuck-in-the-mud, wholly devoted to Windows as it gets. And I was shocked to take note of the fact that our CIO and our Director of Data Center Services (two people who I think have Intel chips embedded in their DNA) both have acquired iPads (from the company treasury, not personal discretionary buys). And our Vice-President, Legal. And others in our senior staff. Apple tends to be scoffed at in my organization, and yet... what have we here? A veritable invasion is what!
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i have to say i doubt this claim a bit. i work with plenty of fortune 100 companies and don't see them in any sort of use, testing or even considering. since i've had mine i've taken it to a dozen or so companies. i've had a few questions here and there. maybe apple counts that. lol.
I agree. Question to me is, whether (as with my employer) it's just a general agreement, being able and allowed to use iPhone or iPad. Or whether actually the entire sales force for example gets equipped with iPhones.
My employer for example would need 20k iPhones. I don't see that happening.
And when being asked, I'd never trade in my BlackBerry for an iPad or iPhone. iPhone as a business phone still is inacceptable. A few days ago I wanted to copy and paste within webmail. I don't know about iPhone. But at least iPad isn't able to copy from one browser window to another!

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Old 07-26-2010, 08:04 AM   #9
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AT&T announced earnings today (3.2 million iPhones activated)..and in the earnings call:
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/07/...od=rss_WSJBlog
As with many things about the iPad, it's groundwork was laid by the iPod Touch/iPhone. The businesses are simply more open to the idea now that the iPhone is a proven format.
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