Gartner Declares iPhone Ready for Business, Promises More Obvious Predictions
Analysts are like Tarot card readers with MBAs, making speculative predictions based on little more than the direction of the wind and bird migration patterns. They follow a similar marketing practice too - the first reading is free, but the second will cost you, and cost you.
The brain trust at Gartner Research, a firm whose name is legendary in "We predicted this all along" market research, has arrived at the astounding postulation that Apple's plans to incorporate enterprise-class features into iPhone will make the device a viable corporate tool.
Principal analyst Ken Dulaney gave his best Jean Dixon sound bite, stating that enterprise features "will open a huge volume of business users" for Apple. The man is a genius.
Of course, this is the same firm who said just last year that iPhone wasn't ready for business, so take their conclusions as I always do - with a grain of salt and a shot of whiskey.