Does your IT department support the iPhone? If so, you aren’t alone (anymore).
When Apple first released the iPhone in 2007, a lot of experts warned the device wasn’t suitable or secure enough for use in a corporate environment, compared to competitors like the BlackBerry.
Since then, though, the iPhone’s becoming more popular with IT folks. Currently, 29% of IT departments support the device, according to a recent Forrester survey. That’s a small number compared to the 70% that support the BlackBerry, but it’s a big jump from the mere 17% that users work on the iPhone a year ago.
Why the change of heart? One driver is that users are clamoring for the iPhone — and even offering to front the costs themselves, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Other factors included recently added features such as encryption, remote wipe and the ability to connect to a Microsoft Exchange server (all of which used to be reasons businesses preferred the BlackBerry over the iPhone).
Does your company support the iPhone? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments section below.