updated 03:05 pm EDT, Tue July 22, 2008
iAnywhere on iPhone 3G
Sybase has announced that its iAnywhere Mobile Office system now has extended support for the iPhone 3G. iAnywhere interfaces with corporate e-mail systems which might otherwise block the phone, due to security concerns; it instead provides an intermediate layer, which lets companies perform functions like attachment limiting, e-mail deletion, or even blocking a user entirely. iPhone owners can meanwhile use their native e-mail client.
iPhone 3G support includes both Microsoft Exchange, which is already handled natively by the iPhone to an extent, and Lotus Notes, IBM's collaborative suite. The Mobile Office software does not currently support push e-mail however, nor does it enable calendar, contact, and corporate directory use. These features are promised "in the near future."