iPhone 5 and the Enterprise: How to Make the Best Business Decision
NEWS ANALYSIS: Now that the hoopla about the iPhone 5 is dying down, it's time to discuss whether Apple's newest phone is right for your enterprise, whether you'd be better off getting an iPhone 4S for less money or sticking with what you have now.There's no question that the iPhone 5, while not exactly ground-breaking, is a nice upgrade to Apple's flagship device. It's faster, the screen is bigger and it finally supports Long-Term Evolution (LTE). Considering that it costs exactly the same as the iPhone 4S used to cost, it must be a perfect deal for your enterprise, right? Well, maybe. But don't forget that the iPhone 4S is still available, and it costs a lot less money. And the iPhone 4 is free with a two-year contract. So is the iPhone 5 really the best choice for your enterprise? The answer, as is always the case with technology is, "it depends."
What it depends on is what you plan to use it for. Like all smartphones, the iPhone is a very flexible piece of technology. You can use it to make phone calls, of course, and you can use it for email, text messaging, social networking and looking up stuff on the Internet. But you can do all of those things with any smartphone â it doesn't have to be an iPhone 5.