Thursday, January 31, 2008

Business tools for your iPhone

HyperOffice has launched a public trial of its business collaboration tools that connect the iPhone to corporate email, contacts, calendars, tasks and notes.

The collaboration tools are built into HyperOffice and operate as an alternative to Microsoft Exchange. HyperOffice synchronizes the iPhone email client with Microsoft Outlook, giving business users wireless access to secure corporate messaging and collaboration services. The public beta includes a 30-day free trial of HyperOffice.

"People really want to use the iPhone as a business tool," said Farzin Arsanjani, president of HyperOffice. "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 Arsanjani.