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GracefulFlavor: ‘The iPhone Must Integrate With Exchange to Make a Real Run at Corporate Users’

Jeff Ventura’s thoughtful contrary analysis to my take yesterday.

But the title alone shows where he’s wrong: Apple doesn’t need to take a run at “corporate users”. They’re taking a run at just plain people, some of whom, during weekday daylight hours, work in corporate environments. If their beloved iPhones don’t integrate with their office servers, they’re not going to blame Apple, they’re going to blame their IT departments.

Question for anti-iPhone IT managers like those quoted in the Wall Street Journal story yesterday: Do you see your role as serving the employees of your company, or ruling over them?

Wednesday, 20 June 2007