Computerworld

Another Computerworld article for y’all….

July 20, 2007 (Computerworld) With hundreds of thousands of iPhones flying off the shelves in the U.S. in the last three weeks — and numerous Apple stores reporting renewed shortages of the popular device — chances are good that IT staffers will be asked sooner or later to get an iPhone working on the corporate network. Given that Apple has a reputation for making consumer-focused products that — at least in the past — didn’t always play nice at work, most IT managers are likely skeptical of letting iPhones on their networks. Even without enterprise purchasing plans, a real keyboard and slow EDGE network speeds, the sheer form and function of this revolutionary piece of technology may soon have your management team pushing you to evaluate it for mass deployment.

Whether that new iPhone is company property or was bought by rogue employees, don’t panic. By following a few easy steps, IT staffers might find that iPhone can make their lives easier — and your colleagues (or boss) ecstatic.
Just follow these simple steps:

1. Lock down the iPhone. As your employees are going to be accessing corporate assets….

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