Its called "responsible management".
I do some work for a large Corp. that gets a 42K bill every month.
They need to ensure the bills are as low as possible while still allowing their users to do their Jobs efectively.
They are also responsible to make sure that company a nd legal rules and regulations are followed and security is always a concern.
They are a Blackberry house, they can dissable any phone at any time. They can also control what apps get installed on the phones and what Web sites users can visit. All in the name of security.
This is also a productivity tool. Did I mention employees shouldnt be wasting their time Texting with friends, or playing games or watching videos all day. Of course end users all want this but in most cases it is not required in business. When it is required thats a different case.
What would allowing a single or multiple iPhones to be introduced here. Would it make the users more productive? Would they call and talk faster. No. Would they save money by purchasing a cheaper phone, no the iPhone is mor expensive. Would they save money with cheaper plans. No, the iPhone almost always have more expensive plans. Would theu save money re-training IT supporting a new product, no. Would they need to buy all sorts of new tools to ensure that the new phone is as secure as the Blackberry. How would they control a corporate Blackberry internally like they do a Blacberry. Oh, they would not be anble to do it as the tools are not available.
In the end this phone would make the users less productive, less secure and it would cost more? Why would ANY company want that?
So why would the C Level execs get involved? When you are looking at 500K+ for phone bills alone per year plus hardware and support costs, it would be irresponsible of management NOT to get involved. This is not Micro Management but rather Corporate Management.
Another company just introduced iPhones (with C Level Management Approval) to a select few employees that Require it as they are running an iPhone based web site. People that need access to the site or need to support the apps and the site now have iPhones.
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