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The iPhone has no place as an office phone, says analyst firm Gartner. This is basically a cellular iPod with some other capabilities, and it's important that it be recognized
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    Default iPhone should stay out of the office
    The iPhone has no place as an office phone, says analyst firm Gartner.
    This is basically a cellular iPod with some other capabilities, and it's important that it be recognized as such.
    Some of the issues he quotes are the lack of secure email, lack of ability to wipe data remotely should the phone be lost, and the big one--lack of support for MS Exchange or Lotus Notes, both huge in the Enterprise world.

    Course, the iPhone does have OTA updates... but who knows what their plans on for this one.

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    My first reaction when I first saw the headline and the murmerings of this was indignance. But upon reflection I agree and I think that also explains the policies put into place by ATT/Apple. So here is my prediction, the first generation is clearly being positioned as a consumer item. The next that everyone talks about coming out in the fall, will be more business oriented. Everyone is expected a price drop, but I think not. It will have an increased feature set, better integration with enterprise systems, more space but the price will be the same 499-599. Apple does a good job of preventing the commodification of its products, and in the long run, if they are successful in doing that with the iPhone, it will show the way for the industry.
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    I should stay out of the office as well, I'm fine with my phone staying out of it

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    Luckily, my office isn't affected by the lack of security, etc., so I'll use my iPhone for all my cell needs. I think my boss wants to pay for at least the voice plan,too.

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    I don't really need mine for work yet either - but I'm hoping to come up with a good enough reason to get them to cover some or all of the data plan though!

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    My office is my work truck

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