Third-Party Solutions Target iPhone 3G Users
Unless you've been living in a cardboard box lately, you probably
know that the iPhone 3G goes on sale this Friday morning, July 11. My
inbox has been filled with pitches from companies that have developed
offerings to leverage, exploit or augment the iPhone
. I'll share the
best ones as they come in. Here are a couple that seem worthy.
first is the OneStop remote e-mail management service from Azaleos
service lets organizations synchronize and centrally control 3G and
firmware-upgraded first generation iPhones using their Microsoft
infrastructure. The benefits, says Azaleous, of using its
OneStop service include constantly synced email, calendars and
; the ability to erase all data from lost or stolen iPhones
using the Remote Wipe function; and enhanced IT control not available
with IMAP or POP3 accounts.
The OneStop services work with the
Azaleos OneServer for Microsoft Exchange 2007, says the company, which
is a high availability e-mail appliance that is managed remotely by
experts in the Azaleos network operations center. The services include
real-time monitoring, remote maintenance, anti-virus/anti-spam,
disaster recovery, and archival storage.
The second offering is HyperOffice
, an Exchange alternative
for small and mid-sized businesses.
access HyperOffice through the Safari browser on the iPhone, or on a
Windows or Mac using any browser. The $7-or-so/month service gives you
a suite of web-based applications, including shared documents,
calendars, contacts, projects and tasks
; business-class email without
spam and viruses
; document management with online storage
, user rights and commenting, discussion groups, security and