“Its sleek design, elegant interface, and trove of mobile apps has made the iPhone one of the top smartphone choices for consumers. Corporate IT departments have been a different story, as Apple has done little to actively court the enterprise. While many admins are waiting for improved security and over-the-air management tools, the steady improvements Apple has made to the platform over the last couple years has made the iPhone a workable mobile solution for some corporate enterprises,” Chris Foresman reports for Ars Technica.
“Apple still needs to address some specific needs, though, before it can expect to make serious inroads in the corporate world. First, Apple needs to lock the bootloader to eliminate jailbreaking. Despite features like remote wiping and on-device encryption, these can be disabled as long as the iPhone can be jailbroken. Jailbreaking can also defeat any security policies put in place by IT staff,” Foresman writess. “Also, Apple needs to offer enterprise a tool to control and manage iPhone over-the-air.”
Foresman writes, “With improved security and remote, OTA management, the iPhone could become a first-class enterprise mobile device.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]