Apple’s iPhone is taking a slice of the enterprise market, with news that huge multi-national banking giant HSBC is considering deploying maybe 200,000 of the Apple devices across its global workforce.

The move would be a slap across the face for the bank’s current mobile supplier, RIM, which supplies BlackBerry handsets to HSBC, ZDNet Australia informs.

"’We are actually reviewing iPhones from a HSBC Group perspective … and when I say that, I mean globally,’ HSBC’s Australia and New Zealand chief information officer Brenton Hush reportedly said

HSBC has 300,000 staff internationally – if the bank chose to standardise around the Apple mobile, the move would instantly become one of the world’s largest iPhone orders, and would significantly boost Apple’s bid for a space at the infrastructure table in the enterprise markets.

What we’re waiting to find out now is if HSBC makes this decision – and if other Fortune 500 firms known to be testing the device follow suit: Fox Interactive Media, Walt Disney Co., the US Army and Genentech Inc.

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