Given a BlackBerry choice, 92% of Clorox employees picked iPhone

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in iPhone edited January 2014
As part of an effort to replace IT designated PCs and mobile phones with devices employees want, Clorox has dropped RIM's BlackBerry and workers have overwhelmingly selected iPhones instead.



According to a report by Compuerworld, the company stopped issuing BlackBerry phones and gave employees a choice between Apple's iPhone, Android models, or Windows Phone 7 smartphones.



Of the 2,000 smartphones the company has issued under the new plan, 92 percent are iPhones, while 6 percent picked Android and 2 percent chose a WP7 model.



RIM's BlackBerry has long been the corporate choice of IT managers, ostensibly because of its centralized management and security credentials. However, messaging had largely become a cloud service, making the device itself less important.



"We live in public cloud for mail and messaging," explained Clorox' chief information officer Ralph Loura. "I don't have to worry about security because I don't sync data to the iPhones. It remains in the cloud.



"My job is about how to be the chief risk officer, yet provide choice and flexibility. It's about putting apps and logistics in the cloud and pushing the user interface to the edge," he said.



Loura is also beginning an iPad pilot program, and notes that while nobody volunteers "take my laptop and replace with iPad," he does think it can be used to run cloud-based business apps.



"What I want [to do is] figure out how to take that business intelligence app or workflow app and figure out way to have it be accessed in an intuitive way from the iPad," he stated in the report.
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  • Reply 1 of 54
    92% sounds about right.
  • Reply 2 of 54
    If I were Clorox's employee, I'd be extremely happy to get an iPhone instead of a Blackberry, but if I were Clorox's management, I'd definitely ask my tech team to block every non-business related app from the employee's iPhones. Otherwise prepare to hire more people because efficiency is going to drop very quickly in the near future.
  • Reply 3 of 54
    wovelwovel Posts: 956member
    All Clorox employees are just delusional fanboys.
  • Reply 4 of 54
    bcahill009bcahill009 Posts: 163member
    "Given a BlackBerry choice, 92% of Clorox employees picked iPhone"



    If anyone were to read the title only they would think the employees chose between iPhones and Blackberry's and 92% chose iPhones.



    Wow. I guess it pays to actually read the article.
  • Reply 5 of 54
    MacProMacPro Posts: 18,294member
    I assume most wanted white ones.
  • Reply 6 of 54
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bcahill009 View Post


    "Given a BlackBerry choice, 92% of Clorox employees picked iPhone"



    If anyone were to read the title only they would think the employees chose between iPhones and Blackberry's and 92% chose iPhones.



    Wow. I guess it pays to actually read the article.



    no sarcasm, no offense, but is that not what happened? ie even reading the article, seems like out of 2000 so far, 92% were iPhones
  • Reply 7 of 54
    nagrommenagromme Posts: 2,834member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Right_said_fred View Post


    no sarcasm, no offense, but is that not what happened? ie even reading the article, seems like out of 2000 so far, 92% were iPhones



    No, that’s not what happened. The choice was between iPhone and Android (and iPhone and Windows), not iPhone and BlackBerry as the headline suggests. There WAS no BlackBerry choice at Clorox anymore. bcahill009 is right.
  • Reply 8 of 54
    kenhawkkenhawk Posts: 7member
    Smart employees.
  • Reply 9 of 54
    wovelwovel Posts: 956member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by nagromme View Post


    No, that?s not what happened. The choice was between iPhone and Android (and iPhone and Windows), not iPhone and BlackBerry as the headline suggests. There WAS no BlackBerry choice at Clorox anymore. bcahill009 is right.



    Adding the word replacement to the title might have helped
  • Reply 10 of 54
    Holy crap!



    Meanwhile, in other news toilet paper deliveries to RIM HQ have increased!





    Best
  • Reply 11 of 54
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post


    92% sounds about right.



    Very dry...I love it!



    PS. Best first post in awhile!



    PSS. They should make a note in the personnel file of the 8%!
  • Reply 12 of 54
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    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    I assume most wanted white ones.



    *lol* This was a good one. Very well done, digitalglips.
  • Reply 13 of 54
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wovel View Post


    All Clorox employees are just delusional fanboys.



    Your delusional because You just don't know, that next to the RIM, the iPhone is the safest device. A jailbroken iPhone beats every smartphone. Including all crapDROID Devices
  • Reply 14 of 54
    hill60hill60 Posts: 6,991member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by AppleInsider View Post


    According to a report by Compuerworld...



    Who's "Compuerworld"?



    I've never heard of them.
  • Reply 15 of 54
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post


    Very dry...I love it!



    PS. Best first post in awhile!



    PSS. They should make a note in the personnel file of the 8%!



    It'll be on their next performance evalutation as "needs improvement"
  • Reply 16 of 54
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bcahill009 View Post


    "Given a BlackBerry choice, 92% of Clorox employees picked iPhone"



    If anyone were to read the title only they would think the employees chose between iPhones and Blackberry's and 92% chose iPhones.



    Wow. I guess it pays to actually read the article.



    I don't get it?



    Edit - Ah I see - BB was not one of the options going forward.



    Isn't THAT news though? Why wouldn't they allow BB for at least continuity's sake?
  • Reply 17 of 54
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Suddenly Newton View Post


    It'll be on their next performance evalutation as "needs improvement"



    Yep! And it will be "Sent from (their Supervisor's) iPhone."



    Best
  • Reply 18 of 54
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 31,187member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by digitalclips View Post


    I assume most wanted white ones.



    Sounds like the iPhone really cleaned up.
  • Reply 19 of 54
    cameronjcameronj Posts: 2,357member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by christopher126 View Post


    Very dry...I love it!



    PS. Best first post in awhile!



    PSS. They should make a note in the personnel file of the 8%!



    That's PPS
  • Reply 20 of 54
    skottichanskottichan Posts: 193member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by bcahill009 View Post


    "Given a BlackBerry choice, 92% of Clorox employees picked iPhone"



    If anyone were to read the title only they would think the employees chose between iPhones and Blackberry's and 92% chose iPhones.



    Wow. I guess it pays to actually read the article.



    But, at the end of the day, it's still 2000 Blackberries that were replaced. Sure, it wasn't an active choice made, but there was still a choice of iPhone or Android over returning to RIM. So while the title may be a bit misleading, RIM is still losing footing in the business contract world.
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