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Will iOS 7 Be The Next BlackBerry?
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RogerW133
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RogerW133,
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11/26/2013 | 3:12:20 PM
IOS 7 and Exchange
It appears that IOS 7 still does not support or provide three email features that are used heavily in corporate environments, especially with Exchange:

1. Read receipts

2. Urgent email flag

3. Ability to filter and/or alert based on subject and/or content. The VIP feature provides a limited ability to alert based on sender,
Shane M. O'Neill
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11/26/2013 | 6:24:39 PM
Walking the line between work and play
The idea of a strictly "corporate phone" is dying right along with the BlackBerry brand, and nobody will fill a role that's no longer needed. I think iOS 7 is toeing the line as best as can be expected -- ready for fun and games, but also equipped for BYOD programs at work.
Susan Fogarty
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11/27/2013 | 9:59:49 AM
Re: Walking the line between work and play
I think there are still industries that need corporate phones with heavy security, and in these segments users either still carry two phones, or they submit to the security controls around their personal usage. What concerns me with iOS 7 is the tendency to share everything with iCloud, especially the password keychain. Do you know if there is a way for IT to disable that?
ASMTIH948
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11/28/2013 | 1:52:28 PM
Re: Walking the line between work and play
backup to iCloud can be disabled for each app, it is a choice the app developer makes. Many MAM solutions disable this capability for managed apps.
Susan Fogarty
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12/2/2013 | 12:01:47 PM
Re: Walking the line between work and play
ASMITH948, thanks for the additional info. That's something our community members should be aware of. Rather than allowing app developers to dictate whether your users can back up their data and passwords to iCloud, you may want to use a MAM solution to control that.
Shepy
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Shepy,
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11/28/2013 | 7:28:39 AM
Contract
"iCloud keychain -- although probably good for consumers, enterprise customers probably don't want all user passwords collected and stored in iCloud."

Could potentially even be a breach of contract if doing this with customer / client system passwords.


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