iPhone not ready for Business prime time?

This comes from a recent Sunbelt’s WServerNews e-letter, but the remarks are similar to what’s being said all around the web:


Just Say NO to iPhone


You are going to be asked (or already have been) to hook up the iPhone to your network’s email system in some way. The problem is that the only protocol the iPhone supports is IMAP and that just does not cut it. The iPhone cannot work like a RIM BlackBerry or Windows Mobile. There is no built-in sync with Outlook that is secure enough. It does not work with Lotus Notes either. I think that is a major omission of Apple’s part and they should know better if they want to sell to the business community.


For the moment the iPhone is is an attractive, expensive consumer device. Keep it out of your networks until Apple licenses software from either RIM or Redmond to act like a Blackberry or Windows Mobile. Another major drawback is that an iPhone user needs an iTunes registration, which means a music directory on the user’s desktop (or lord forbid on the network share). That’s a disk space problem and legal can of worms as which of these songs are stolen or violate copyright? Apart from all the above, block any other access because these things can slurp down a good chunk of corporate confidential data. Just say no.

2 thoughts on “iPhone not ready for Business prime time?

  1. I BOUGHT THE I PHONE AT THE LOCAL AT&T STORE THE GUYS AT THE LOCAL SARASOTA FLORIDA AT&T STORE HATE THE PHONE.
    I WAS TOLD THAT EVEN AS A LONG TIME CLIENT I CAN NOT REGISTER THIS PHONE USING MY BUSSINES NUMBER> I WILL HAVE TO GET THE NEW NUMBER
    I PHONE IS ANOTHER MISS JUST LIKE ITV FOR MAC PEOPLE

  2. Hey Peter, another miss? You’re kidding, right? You may want to stumble out of your double-wide, buy a newspaper (yes, the thing your hound dog urinates on) and see just how much Apple missed the boat on this one. The sales numbers, stock figures and satisfaction levels are staggering–almost as staggering as your stupidity for making such a misguided comment.

    Before posting a comment, learn to write a complete sentence. After all it is possible, albeit unlikely, that somewhere buried deep within your grammar school-level writing is a somewhat lucid thought. I doubt it but I’m open to the remote possibility.

    I’m finished, so you can resume watching The Dukes of Hazard.

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