Why IT Isn't Buying the iPhone

It's hard to accomodate this vogue
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2007 2:55 PM CST
A visitor to the Apple Store West 14th Street uses her iPhone on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 in New York. The latest Apple retail outlet in New York, which opens Friday, has two floors of Apple products and...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Your company's IT department isn't just being snotty when it refuses to support iPhones. Fortune runs down 10 ways Apple's new baby is problematic for business:

  1. Your infrastructure has to be configured to get business email and calendars
  2. It won't support third-party apps
  3. You can't encrypt data or otherwise secure it
  4. IT can't remotely lock or wipe an iPhone when it turns up missing

  1. The lack of a tactile keypad is a real pain
  2. Has limited service provider support and no flexibility
  3. There's no business discount on the price tag
  4. It's not good business to buy error-prone first-generation devices
  5. The battery's irreplaceable
  6. No company has done it yet