Apple's iPhone received a corporate push earlier this month as the company rolled out more features to cater to the enterprise market, but conspicuously neglected support for Lotus users.
That changed on Tuesday when Sybase announced that it is adding support for the iPhone in its Information Anywhere Suite.
Now companies using Lotus Notes will be able to securely push e-mail messages to iPhone users, though recent data puts Lotus penetration at less than 10 percent.
Initially, the Information Anywhere Suite will only support e-mail for the iPhone. It synchs mail to the iPhone's e-mail client. In addition, the software suite will allow users to look up co-workers in their corporate directory and their contacts via the browser on the phone.
In the future, iAnywhere expects to be able to support additional services for iPhones within the suite.
Users of iPhones and Lotus Notes have a couple of other options for getting e-mail on their phones. Visto Mobile synchs Notes e-mail with the iPhone's e-mail client using IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) in a way that it says is secure for enterprises.
IAnywhere first announced in October that it planned to support the iPhone in the software suite. Support for the iPhone will become available at the end of March.
Information Anywhere supports Lotus Domino R6, 7 and 8 and Microsoft Exchange 2000, 2003 and 2007. Information Anywhere already can push data out to Windows Mobile, Symbian and Palm devices.