Based from the number of enterprise apps being adapted for iPhone usage, it’s becoming clear that Apple’s smartphone is making significant inroads into the enterprise space. Given the troubles Microsoft is having with Windows Mobile, Apple could well emerge as a serious competitor to Research in Motion, Palm and Nokia in the enterprise mobile device market.
Apple’s snafus and missteps notwithstanding, application vendors are apparently convinced that the iPhone in the enterprise is a real phenomenon, and not just a marketing manager’s fantasy. NetSuite, a vendor of on-demand software used by corporations to manage their businesses, recently paved the way for customers to run their applications over the iPhone and says “more than 1,000″ of their apps were downloaded from the Apple App Store.
To read more, please see iPhone Making Enterprise Inroads on my Technology Insights blog at BNET.