I think that this could actually help. The organization that I work for has a relatively loose policy on connecting to the system and honestly I have very little need for "always connected" status right now (the organization doesn't take advantage of what is possible here). So there is little to no advantage for me.
My dad on the other hand works for a very large corporation as a project manager; he travels frequently for his position as well. His company has a very locked down IT department. He uses a win mobile pda right now that is essentially half of his brain. He has worked though some work arounds with the corporate IT people but essentially has a local back up and little or no synching. The ability for him to purchase the device, putting in the password, and having access would be a great step forward.