Sunday, March 23, 2008

iPhone not ready for the Enterprise

Many colleagues and peers across the land continue to debate if we should support the iPhone at work. First of all, let me emphasize that the iPhone is a great device with incredible technology integration and beautiful design. However, the product has some serious short comings when it comes to Enterprise users and requirements. Here are the few important things that Apple has to resolve to get an iPhone that can not only be supported by IT but endorsed by IT.

1 - Security encryption on the device
2 - Remote access for data locking or data wipe out
3 - Deliver native push email support for POP3 and MS Exchange
4 - Deliver over-the-air sync
5 - Removable battery
6 - Make available to all carriers

Apple knows all these requirements and has been working on several others since the device came out last year. We look forward to version 2.

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