Gartner to Enterprises: Keep Apple iPhone away from the network

Gartner to Enterprises: Keep Apple iPhone away from the network

Market sources say that Gartner is scheduled to come out with a report next week in which they would be suggesting to the enterprises to keep the Apple iPhone away from their corporate networks.

Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney has been quoted as saying: “We’re telling IT executives to not support it because Apple has no intentions of supporting (iPhone use in) the enterprise. This is basically a cellular iPod with some other capabilities and it’s important that it be recognized as such.”

Apple is scheduled to launch the Apple iPhone device later this month and AT&T is going to be the exclusive service provider for the device.

This new mobile phone device from Apple also works as a digital media player along with an internet device.

Gartner’s report also reported mentions that the device has no redeeming qualities from the perspective of a business user. It would probably lack any security features like a firewall and is unlikely to support Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes.

Dulaney further says: “The iPhone is not positioned at all for the IT world. It’s a very personal device. Most corporations are probably not going to support the iPhone on their networks.”

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