Apple delivers enterprise IT on iPhone

Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone 3G yesterday in San Francisco. In terms of features, Apple looks like ity is catching up with Nokia and Blackberry. The iPhone 3G offers 3G networking, built-in GPS, and a software development platform, iPhone 2.0.

For enterprise IT, the software development kit could be significant, because it will allow users to integrate the iPhone into corporate IT and run third-party applications.

 

The iPhone 3G also supports Microsoft Exchange and ActiveSync – which means it is  able to connect to desktop PCs and synchronies email messages, contacts address books and calendars with an Exchange Server. Push email is also available.

 

All of this sounds very exciting I’m keen to see how quickly the SDK gets adopted by enterprise users. It represents another mobile platform for the IT department to support. Businesses already support the Blackberry Enterprise Server, probably Nokia and some even run enterprise applications on Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 platform.

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If the CIO and CEO have iPhones and love them then an enterprise is likely to support the iPhone platform.

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