kongobongo wrote: Wasgo wrote: kongobongo wrote:
It makes no sense for an iPhone. Imagine that you get an iPhone from work. That you use the iPhone with a calendar, etc, from your work computer. Now imagine that you have music at home that you would like to listen to on the bus to work. - But also imagine that you DO NOT want to put any of that music on your employers computer at work.
If you shouldn't be putting it on your employer's computer, why should you be putting it on their iPhone?
Because it is impractical to first move the music to an usb stick, carry that to work, import it there to itunes, and then put it on the iphone. Also, it is a waste of hard drive space since I can use Spotify at work, having all the music available online.
I work in a Fortune 50 company that has strict security protocols. For mobile sales, engineering, IT, etc. there are offered two choices - Blackberry or iOS.
The caveat is that iOS is not provided by the company, but we have a data center full of Good Enterprise servers that push email, contacts, and calendar information to the end users. This way, content is sandboxed only to the Good application. If the user loses the device, they are required to contact the company, who wipes out any connectivity to Good. Attachments are view only, so no proprietary data can be stored outside of Good.
For users who want a furnished device, they receive a Blackberry, and a BES account. Users cannot install third party apps though, unless they are pushed from the company.
The bottom line is that the company believes that if you wish to use your device for personal tasks (such as loading and listening to music onto a device), you need to provide it. Anything the company provides will be locked down and tightly controlled. I am sure environments exist that are more liberal than this one, but this seems typical, especially when proprietary trade information is involved.
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