Posted by: kurtsh | June 5, 2009

NEWS: “iPhones in the enterprise leaving IT pros at wit’s end”

[taken from Network World]

iPhones in the enterprise leaving IT pros at wit’s end
iPhone Security, management concerns at top of the list

LAS VEGAS–Executives smitten with iPhones are forcing enterprise IT departments to come up with ways to support the mobile devices even though big security and management questions abound…

…One healthcare IT pro said supporting iPhones would be a nightmare given industry data protection regulations and the ability of end users to relatively easily "jailbreak" their iPhones. Another IT pro pointed out that supporting a bunch of native apps on iPhones would seem to run counter to other IT trends, such as the move toward desktop virtualization and centralized applications control…

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