American energy giant Halliburton will be switching to the Apple iPhone from the Research In Motion BlackBerry for its company-issued smartphone to employees, a new report suggests.
According to AppleInsider, the move by Halliburton to switch to the iPhone was revealed in an internal newsletter distributed to employees this February.
“Over the next year, we will begin expanding the use of our mobile technology by transitioning from the BlackBerry (RIM) platform that we currently use to smartphone technology via the iPhone,” AppleInsider quotes Halliburton saying in its newsletter.
According to the publication, Halliburton also considered switching to the Android platform.
Halliburton reportedly made “significant research” into whether its choice of a next platform to adopt will be Apple’s iOS on the iPhone or Android.
Halliburton supposedly “determined that the iOS platform offered the best capabilities, controls and security for application development,” AppleInsider writes.
Furthermore, it seems as though Halliburton will be leaving the BlackBerry fold as AppleInsider says that “supporting multiple platforms is not currently seen as feasible option.”
BlackBerry was once the most dominant platform among enterprise users because of its promise of better security.
However, BlackBerry has seen a decline in market share not only in the consumer space but also in its prized enterprise client base.