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The iPhone in the enterprise

Jason Levine offers a counterpoint to John Gruber’s iPhone post from the other day, explaining the enterprise features offered for the BlackBerry that the iPhone won’t match. They’re both right, of course. The iPhone isn’t going to try to compete in the space where BlackBerry excels. At the same time, there are going to be lots of people who buy or want to buy iPhones and will try to cope with the corporate IT environment to the degree possible. Whether the iPhone is good enough to compel IT departments to accommodate the iPhone and to compel Apple to provide more enterprise-friendly features remains to be seen.

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  1. I’m glad the iPhone doesn’t support proprietary enterprisey crap like the Blackberry services. If the enterprise wants to support the iPhone, it needs to do it with open standards like IMAP and CalDAV. And I hope the iPhone will be popular enough to drive the enterprise away from proprietary vendor-lockins like Blackberry and Exchange and over to open standards.

    For the same reason I hope Windows Mobile and Blackberry powered device sales will plummet once iPhone is introduced to the market. Then let’s just wait and hope for the enterprise to wake up and “get it”.

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