Collaboration suite synchronizes iPhone with Microsoft Outlook, but
without Microsoft Exchange. HyperOffice today launched the public beta
of business collaboration tools that connect the Apple iPhone to
corporate email, contacts, calendars, tasks and notes.
Rockville, MD. (PRWEB
) January 30, 2008 -- HyperOffice today launched the public beta of business collaboration tools
that connect the Apple iPhone to corporate email, contacts, calendars, tasks and notes.
The mobile collaboration
tools are built into HyperOffice and operate as an alternative to Microsoft Exchange
the corporate messaging platform that the iPhone does not support.
HyperOffice synchronizes the iPhone email client
Outlook, giving business users wireless access to secure corporate
messaging and collaboration services from work, from home, and while traveling.
The public beta also includes a 30-day free trial of HyperOffice, the
award-winning webware that makes it easier for owners, employees,
clients, partners and suppliers of growing businesses to collaborate,
communicate, plan projects, share and edit documents
, schedule meetings, and manage information, anytime, from any Internet connection.
HyperOffice delivers to growing organizations today the power and productivity of collaboration software
that only the largest company with a mammoth IT budget could otherwise
afford -- business-class email without spam and viruses; document
management with online storage, versioning, user rights and workflow;
contact management, scheduling, task management, discussion groups,
security, backup, portal customization
, customer portals, extranets and intranets, time and expense tracking, and more.
"People really want to use the iPhone as a business tool," said Farzin Arsanjani, president of HyperOffice.
"But you can't do that until you solve two problems. First, it is
difficult for the large enterprise to deploy the iPhone to corporate
road warriors without native support for Microsoft Exchange," said
"Second, if you are using Outlook to run and grow your business, how do
you begin sharing calendars, contacts, documents and tasks - not just
email - without Microsoft Exchange
, especially when the iPhone does not work with
"These are the two stumbling blocks that HyperOffice removes."
Out of the box from Apple, the iPhone supports popular consumer email
services such as Google's Gmail or Yahoo's Yahoo! Mail. However, the
built-in email client of the iPhone does not provide built-in support
for Microsoft Exchange. Instead, the email client connects with
Exchange only via direct IMAP/SMTP/POP3 protocols that are typically
blocked by corporate firewalls due to concerns about security. This
forces iPhone users to connect to Exchange email servers using the
Safari Web browser at their company's Outlook Web Access
page - or to
mesh calendars and contacts via iTunes.
In contrast, using HyperShare, a gateway tool built into HyperOffice, iPhone users can continue to use Outlook, yet share calendars, contacts, documents and tasks
-- both with and without Microsoft Exchange.
HyperShare is a one-time download to the desktop. It migrates Outlook
contacts, calendars and email folders in minutes, then automatically
delivers email to the email application built into the iPhone, with
support for folders, attachments, documents
and tasks - and replies and new messages are relayed back to Outlook or to the corporate Exchange server.
Operating as webware, HyperOffice requires no IT overhead or firewall
modification -- and no software is installed on the corporate network.
HyperOffice Inc., (http://www.hyperoffice.com
is a leading provider of Enterprise Collaboration Software and tools
for growing organizations. The company offers a simple and affordable
suite of Intranet and Extranet software
that provide new and
growing businesses essential tools to collaborate, communicate, and
manage information from any browser running on any platform. First
launched in 1998, Online Business Collaboration
HyperOffice is used around the world by a growing number of innovative
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