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Submission + - iPhone 3G not so hot for the enterprise after all (arstechnica.com)

BakkiesBotha writes: Apple's 3G iPhone has been touted for its enterprise-friendly features, but a review from Ars Technica indicates that there's still a lot of work to be done before it has any hope of replacing BlackBerrys and Windows Mobile devices. 'If you think that the iPhone is a drop-in BlackBerry replacement, think again. More than one BlackBerry user will run out and get the iPhone, only to be disappointed upon learning everything that the iPhone can't do... there's still no search. That's right: after a year of complaints from consumers and getting slammed by the business sector for this, Apple answers this issue with... nothing.' There's also no invite management system, another feature where the BlackBerry wins. The overall verdict? 'It's great as a consumer device, but with enterprise users' expectations having been raised this time around, we feel it still has quite a ways to go.'
Microsoft

Submission + - EU may bar Microsoft from government procurement (arstechnica.com)

PotBelly writes: The EU's antitrust findings against Microsoft may result in the software giant's being frozen out of procurement contracts. If Parliament decides that the 2004 antitrust finding confirmed last fall by the Court of First Instance is precedent setting, Microsoft might have a hard time selling its software to the EU and its member institutions. 'According to the body of rules that govern EU public procurement procedures, "Candidates or tenderers shall be excluded from participation in a procurement procedure if" they either "(b) they have been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct by a judgment which has the force of res judicata" or "(c) they have been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authority can justify."'

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