Goldman Sachs' Take on Hardware, No Siri for IBM Employees
In a research report published today by Goldman Sachs, employees at IBM (NYSE: IBM) are required to disable Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) Siri application in an effort to make sure information is not recorded.
According to Goldman Sachs, "IBM Chief Information Officer Jeanette Horan gave an interview to MIT's Technology Review to discuss IBM's Bring Your Own Device policy. Over 80,000 IBM employees have opted to use their own smartphones and tablets, she said, although IBM does require them to make some modifications in order to keep the network secure. Employeeowned devices must have certain third-party cloud features disabled and the remote wipe ability enabled. Employees must also disable Siri, the digital personal assistant that Apple introduced in the iPhone 4S, to assuage IBM of concerns that their spoken queries might be stored someplace."
IBM is currently trading at $196.81, while AAPL is trading at $567.50.
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