It dawned on me to at least consider getting an iPhone this weekend. My current wireless contract is expiring next week and I would like to upgrade from the basic phone I use now. I'm tempted, since I am already on Verizon, to try the Blackberry Storm, which is now sold for $50. However, the allure of the iPhone might be too strong.
In addition to an endless array of games, news and music applications, there are some productivity apps that would no doubt help with my job. Two iPhone tools in the Knowledge Network address this topic specifically. "iPhone at Work" is a book that shows you how to complete all the traditional smartphone tasks, like to-do lists, calendars, and e-mail, and become much more efficient and productive at work. But it also looks at developing effective workflows specific to the features of the iPhone and also efficient strategies for dealing with the specialized aspects of business and professional lifestyles.
But before jumping into getting an iPhone for work-related tasks, perhaps I should look at this cautionary checklist regarding iPhones in a corporate setting. This checklist looks at 10 areas of concern you should investigate before including the iPhone in your set of corporate productivity tools. For instance, security is definitely a concern. iPhone security is problematic at best, therefore, it cannot be relied upon to house critical documents, the checklist points out.