“The iPhone may generally be considered a consumer device, but several vendors at the CeBIT trade show this week are demonstrating applications and services to put the device more firmly in the business arena,” Jeremy Kirk reports for PC World.

“One of those vendors, Cortado, is expanding its range of software that allows mobile devices to connect to corporate networks and databases as well as access printers and fax machines. Within the next six months, Cortado says those features will be available for iPhone users,” Kirk reports. “The product, likely to be called the Cortado Corporate Server for the iPhone, will be offered through Apple’s App Store… iPhones are sometimes replacing laptop computers in the field, Cortado said.”

“On the unified communications front, German company C4B is launching version 2 of its XPhone CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) Mobility software for the iPhone,” Kirk reports. “C4B’s software suites let companies integrate their PBX (private branch exchange) infrastructure with mobile phones to manage calls and presence information, among many other functions.”

More in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]