NASA: iPhone isn't "enterprise-ready," but BlackBerry 8800 sure is
Information Week's Paul McDougall reports that NASA's Outsourcing Desktop Initiative for NASA (ODIN) has determined that:The iPhone is not enterprise ready, but:The BlackBerry is. At least the BlackBerry 8800.
Minutes of a NASA meeting held July 10 point to a decision by acting ODIN project manager Jeff Stephens speaking to the decision.
Stephens is not alone in his perception. Gartner wrote a report earlier this month citing the iPhone's lack of support from major device management and mobile security software suites, lack of removable batteries, and Apple's exclusive contract with network provider AT&T.
But plainly, NASA employees need their smart phones.
Information Week notes the July 10 meeting minutes indicate that the agency is planning to support the BlackBerry 8800, as well as the Palm Treo 750.