The article is called, “Why IT Hates the iPhone,” and there are some interesting points in the piece. IT departments believe the iPhone is “less secure than business-oriented” phones such as the Blackberry or others. There is also speculation about the compatability with the companies’ current software. However, with the popularity of the device only rising, most believe pushing against the use of the iPhone is a losing cause.
The more important message about the article, and the reason I am putting it up on our blog, is some technology experts say the iPhone could cause major changes in the way businesses adopt new technologies. If more and more people continue to switch over to the iPhone, businesses such as IT consulting firms would be smart to adapt their software in order to increase compatibility. It is becoming a user driven market, and this must be addressed in order to not lose out on this business.
Here is the URL for the article: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB120647580478363231.html?mod=yhoofront. Let me know what your thoughts are on the issue as a whole.