Ridiculous hit whore headline from Silicon.com and Natasha Lomas. The headline says no, but the details say yes. The CIO Jury:
IT chiefs were asked whether they’re planning to offer Apple’s touchscreen device as part of their range of corporate mobile phones – and the vast majority of IT chiefs said they are not.
The assumption here is that the 12 IT chiefs speak for the rest of the IT world. They do not. The iPhone is already in use by business, and that usage will grow, whether IT groups living in the 20th century want it to or not.
Tech chiefs dismissed the iPhone option for a variety of reasons ranging from the fact it’s only available from a single mobile provider, to poor battery life and even a fear of appearing profligate.
Ridiculous on its face. What of the Jury’s vote?
Only two of the 12 IT chiefs were willing to give it a vote of corporate confidence.
Last I saw that’s about 16-percent. Two years ago it was zero. Look at the CIO Jury list—it’s not exactly representative of corporate IT groups. What a crock.