One of the questions that emerged when the iPhone was first released in 2007 was whether the device was enterprise-ready. Debate remains over that issue.
In essence, however, that question was really gauging whether the device should be supported at the corporate level and be made an official part of organizations' mobile arsenals. It soon was clear that people use their iPhones at work, security and multitasking challenges be damned.
The mobilization of unified communication, among other things, is pushing use of the iPhone and other smartphones for business. Recently, Flurry provide me with the top free and paid business applications for Apple's device. There is a wide array, many of which are represented in a slide show IT Business Edge launched yesterday. The list includes a few familiar names, such as the United Postal Service and Nuance, but is dominated by less well-known development sources.