That’s Not Backtracking

Minor media criticism. Gartner Research, rather famously, last summer declared the iPhone unsuitable for enterprise use. Last week, in the wake of the iPhone Roadmap event announcements, they declared that it is suitable for the enterprise.

The sub-head on this story by Don Reisinger reads: “Gartner Research backtracks, changes tune about Apple mobile”. No one likes to point out the mistakes of so-called analysts like I do, but in this case, there’s clearly no backtracking or changing of the tune. Gartner’s recommendation changed when the facts about the iPhone’s enterprise features changed. Gartner has been very consistent about the enterprise-related features they wanted to see in the iPhone.

Monday, 24 March 2008