Originally Posted by AZA43
Howdy BES admins,
I'm curious how you all feel about BlackBerrys with digital cameras like the Pearl or Curve as opposed to the 8800 series devices, which don't have cameras. Do you all care if your users have BlackBerrys with cameras? This post
points out a number of reasons why companies might not want devices with cameras, why they might and a few ways that IT departments disable such cameras--besides painting over the lenses.
What do you think? Does the security risk out weigh the potential benefits to business users?
This is 100% a per company decision. GE doesn't allow camera phones at some of their offices (specifically manufacturing plans) ... I would think places like Raytheon and other government contractors are the same.
For my company, there is no valid reason to disable a camera ... we don't do any Top Secret things on a regular basis, so why take functionality away from someone.
One reason the 8800 series is so popular is because it simply takes the option of a camera away ... therefore no one needs to make a decision about disabling it.