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Is Your Business Ready for iOS 7?

Is Your Business Ready for iOS 7?

Forget the new and powerful iPhone 5S or the colorful and cheap iPhone 5C: The biggest draw to the iPhone is the upcoming iOS 7, which is jam-packed with features that make the iPhone business-friendly.

The major upgrade was first unveiled at Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference earlier this spring and has been in the hands of developers ever since. Now iOS 7 is poised to hit the general public in a week, Sept. 18.

If Apple's upgrade track record is any indication, just about everyone with a relatively new device -- iOS 7 works on iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, iPad mini and fifth-generation iPod touch -- will upgrade to iOS 7 almost immediately.

[ Related: What Does iOS 7 Bring to the BYOD Party? ]

Companies with enterprise iOS apps have been given plenty of time to prime their apps for iOS 7. They also know the score after having gone through the iOS 6 upgrade. But are they ready?

A recent survey from enterprise mobility company Cortado suggests that a good portion of them have a lot of catching up to do. Cortado surveyed 1,350 IT directors and administrators to access the impact of iOS7 in the enterprise. A whopping 42.5 percent said, "I don't know."

If you're one of those behind the ball, Cortado put together a handy infographic to help you out:

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Tom Kaneshige covers Apple, BYOD and Consumerization of IT for CIO.com. Follow Tom on Twitter @kaneshige. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline, Facebook, Google + and LinkedIn. Email Tom at tkaneshige@cio.com

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