“The new iPhone and iPod touch 2.0 software that comes installed on the 3G phone and is also available for the first-generation devices [means that] the iPhone is a now a bona fide software platform,” Michael Gartenberg, vice president and research director for the personal technology and access and custom research groups at JupiterResearch, writes for Computerworld.
“One of the most important things that will make it much easier for Apple to get the iPhone into business users’ hands is support for Exchange. I had no problems syncing my Exchange data to the iPhone. A lot of folks are dependent on Exchange, so this new ability has made the iPhone a first-class corporate citizen,” Gartenberg writes.
“Apple also released tools to let IT managers remotely configure and control iPhones on their networks. In combination with Exchange syncing, that should allow Apple to make new inroads into the enterprise, with the iPhone acting as a Trojan horse for other Apple devices and services,” Gartenberg writes.
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