Vol. 4, No. 33
August 31, 2005


Cashing In
By Michelle Maisto

I remember getting a call, in early 2001, from a friend on a business trip in Tokyo. Him: It's so crazy, they have cameras in their phones!” Me: “What? What do you mean? Him: In the handsets—in the back of the handset, there's a camera! Me: I have no idea what you're talking about. I can't picture that at all…

Once again, we're hopelessly behind. For over a year now, NTT DoCoMo i-mode subscribers have been using their cell phones as stand-ins for debit cards, credit cards, entry passes, personal identification and more. With i-mode FeliCa—a service made possible by combining i-mode with Sony's IC chip technology—users simply swipe their i-mode FeliCa handset across a compatible reader (much like waving an item over a grocery store scanner) and money is instantly deducted from an e-money account, which can be checked or refilled anytime via i-mode.
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Third Issue of Mobile Enterprise Outlook Now Available

Outlook 4 Mobility and Mobile Enterprise Media joint venture targets IT professionals with quarterly reports on wireless and mobile computing convergence. A lot has happened since the second issue of Mobile Enterprise Outlook. Here are some highlights from the third issue:

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Enterprise Solutions Webinar Series

With wireless analysts predicting that two-thirds of all U.S. employees will be mobile by 2006, the CTIA Wireless Internet Caucus (WIC) Enterprise Action Team, a consortium of leading wireless carriers and mobile data vendors, is launching an aggressive, enterprise-focused educational program to help spur the adoption of wireless data solutions.

In support of the educational program, CTIA's Wireless Internet Caucus and Mobile Enterprise Media have implemented a partnership agreement to launch a series of instructional Webinars focused on specific market segments and to create an online forum, through which enterprises can more easily and effectively evaluate wireless data solutions.

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2nd Issue of Wireless Enterprise Magazine Now Available

The 2nd issue of the Wireless Enterprise magazine is now available in both electronic and print format . This issue features leading companies that are deploying mobile solutions, including British Airways, O2 , 20th Century Fox, CAS and more. Another highlight is a story about sending email from Mt. Everest. The magazine was produced by Mobile Enterprise Media and is co-sponsored by HP, Messaging Architects, Nokia and palmOne.

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ServicePower partners with Rossum to distribute intelligent scheduling within Nordic Countries
ServicePower, a global developer and supplier of workforce optimisation software for the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) market, today announced that Rossum Oy, an established provider of mobile workforce management solutions within subcontractor networks, will distribute, implement, and provide local support for the ServicePower intelligent scheduler in Finland and throughout the Nordic region.
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Friendly Ice Cream Corporation Selects Stampede's WebRider Acceleration Solution for Enhanced Productivity
Stampede Technologies, a leading provider of acceleration solutions for Web-based Enterprise Applications today announced that Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, a $575 million vertically integrated restaurant and ice cream manufacturing company with 535 restaurants, has purchased WebRider Enterprise Application Acceleration System 1.1. By implementing WebRider, Friendly's will achieve network and application performance increases sufficient to allow the company to improve end-user productivity without costly network infrastructure upgrades.
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The City of Billings Selects RouteMatch Software to Provide Wireless Transportation Solutions
RouteMatch Software has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide its flagship transit software application, RouteMatch TS, to the City of Billings Metropolitan Transit (MET), a public provider of demand-response people transportation in Billings, Montana.
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IDC Mobile Enterprise Forum, September 21, 2005
New York, New York


Designed to examine the potential, business case, and risks of deploying mobile technology and wireless devices as tools to increase revenue generation and more effective resource deployment. Featured exec presentations by: Dupont, Ferrellgas, Keesal, Young & Logan, SDI, UnumProvident and more. Click here for details.

Mobile Entertainment Summit and Marketplace, September 26, 2005
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CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2005, September 27-29
San Francisco, California

CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2005 brings together the two entities of wireless data: Enterprise and Entertainment. On the Enterprise side the spotlight is on incorporating wireless technologies into the enterprise and vertical business markets. On the flip side, the show reflects the explosive growth in wireless Entertainment - encompassing everything from mobile content (music, video, wallpapers, etc.) to digital camera to interactive games. Click here for more information.

 

SecureGOV 2005, October 16-18, 2005
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