The gauntlets have been thrown down. Now the whole iPhone entering the enterprise debate has taken a whole new turn with todays announcement from Apple. The beta has been released today to certain unnamed vendors. The new version 2.0 iPhone firmware with the enterprise support is supposed to be coming in June.
Check out Engadget.com for the latest. I don’t understand much about the iPhone so I will let the experts speak. I wonder how RIM will respond to this encroachment on BlackBerry Enterprise Server territory.
The iPhone will support some nice enterprise functionality the likes of:
- push email
- remote wipe
- push calendar
- push contacts
- address book lookup
- security policies
It will be interesting how this turns out. The funny part is that some of these features are not even available in the desktop version of Mac OSX