They’re at it again, those IT folks who live in the stone-age and use ‘security’ as a reason to resist change.
A recent Computerworld story cites unnamed analysts as giving the iPad an “F” for its security features, then quotes Gartner analyst Ken Dulaney on why iPhones shouldn’t be used in the enterprise:
Despite Apple’s updates and the inclusion of the Cisco VPN, Dulaney said Gartner concludes that the iPad is “not enterprise ready … and Apple would have no problem with Gartner saying this was not enterprise ready. … We don’t endorse use of netbooks, and the iPad is in the same category. … We don’t think it has the security and manageability capabilities for offline applications and, more importantly, the support of Apple for the enterprise.”