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[ISN] JPMorgan Said to Test IPhone, BlackBerry Alternatives

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Sep 13 2010 - 05:40:06 GMT

By Hugo Miller, Elena Logutenkova and Adam Satariano
September 10, 2010

JPMorgan Chase & Co. may soon let employees use iPhones for corporate
e-mail, making it an alternative to Research in Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry
at the bank for the first time, two people familiar with the situation

JPMorgan is testing the Apple Inc. device and smartphones based on
Google Inc.’s Android software, said the people, who didn’t want to be
named because the plans haven’t been made public. The bank is the
second-largest in the U.S. by assets and has about 220,000 employees

UBS AG, Switzerland’s biggest bank, said it is also considering allowing
its staff to use iPhones for company messaging as more of them opt for
the Apple product. UBS has more than 63,000 employees.

Apple and Google are making inroads in RIM’s traditional stronghold with
corporate customers, after their devices first caught on with consumers.
Standard Chartered Bank Plc said in May it’s switching from the
BlackBerry to the iPhone for employees and expects to have 15,000
distributed by year-end.


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