NEWS: Gartner to IT: Avoid Apple's iPhone

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spacerog

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Gartner to IT: Avoid Apple's iPhone
http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/06/21/gartnerit/index.php

“We’re telling IT executives to not support it because Apple has no intentions of supporting (iPhone use in) the enterprise,”

Say it with me now "Appple is not an Enterprise company. Apple is not an Enterprise company."

The high price tag — up to $599 — is exorbitant for most enterprises, he says. Even if the iPhone met the security requirements of an IT executive, there’s no real reason for employees to have one. To make it worthwhile, an enterprise would expect firewalls to prevent unauthorized access, long-term maintenance and support commitments, support for an e-mail client like Microsoft Outlook, and PBX integration.

Here we go with the security argument again. If I can get iPhone to do SSL then it will be more secure than your crappy Blackberry.

That said as an IT Manager I'm not helping anyone connect their iPhone to the corporate email server (and we already use IMAP over SSL) for several weeks after release, at a minimum.

- SR
 

Marksman

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So dumb.

Use it because it does the job and does it well.

Most devices are horrible and a waste of owning in the first place.

Finally a device that might actually be useful, and they are saying don't support it.

Sounds like a genius strategy sure to propel any company to record productivity.