Vol. 4, No. 35
September 30, 2005

In Case You Hadn't Heard...

Edgell Communications Inc., a leading business-to-business media company, acquired Mobile Enterprise magazine from Leisure Publications Inc. on August 31, 2005. The acquisition further enhances Edgell's position in the IT space across high-growth vertical markets, including retail, cpg, hospitality, healthcare and government, and complements its portfolio of magazines, executive conferences, custom publishing, new media, Web events, and proprietary research.

“We are excited about the acquisition of Mobile Enterprise for a number of reasons, including their leadership position in many of the high-growth, high-return markets we serve, and the continued growth and demand expected in the mobile solutions space,” said Gerry Ryerson, President of Edgell Communications. “Additionally, the acquisition of this well-positioned magazine and its strong track record in custom-publishing and new media—just six months after our acquisition of Apparel magazine from VNU—is a solid next step in our near-to mid-term aggressive growth strategy.”

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Participate in the 2006 Mobile Enterprise Buyer's Guide, Online and in Print Today!

Mobile Enterprise invites your company to be listed in the interactive Online Buyer's Guide. With your online listing, you will automatically receive a FREE printed listing in the December 2005 print issue. We already have space set aside for your participation and we invite you to update your listing online and purchase a new listing package to showcase your company in ways we never have offered before, including your own company library, which consists of white papers, case studies, press releases and much more. Sign up today!

Third Issue of Mobile Enterprise Outlook Now Available

Outlook 4 Mobility and Mobile Enterprise Media's 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:

- Wireless broadband services
- How to provide better wireless network coverage inside your company
- Location-based services
- The move toward turning our wireless sevices into our command-and-control devices

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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 e-mail 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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Motorola Ventures Announces Equity Investment in July Systems
In an agreement announced at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2005, Motorola and July Systems, a leading provider of smart mobile retailing technology, are enabling the rapid creation of mobile storefronts to give consumers the convenience of "virtual mall" browsing and shopping on their handheld devices. Combining July's Integrated Mobile Marketplace, with the rich features and functionality of Motorola's Global Applications Management Architecture (GAMA), the companies have created a next-generation, seamless service-enabling solution that brings operators the end-to-end advanced architecture needed to handle all dimensions of mobile services retailing, from content value chain management, service creation and provisioning to retailing, delivery and operations.
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QUALCOMM Conducts First Live Demonstration of FLO Technology on a Wireless Handset
QUALCOMM, a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, has announced the first live, over-the-air demonstration of FLO (Forward Link Only) Technology delivered to a wireless handset. FLO Technology, a multicast innovation and key component of the MediaFLO System, is an air-interface technology designed to increase capacity and coverage and reduce cost for multimedia content delivery to mobile handsets. The demonstration will feature over-the-air delivery and viewing of multiple channels of wireless multimedia content, both streaming video and multicast packet data on a form factor accurate (FFA) handset. The demonstration will take place during CTIA I.T. & Entertainment 2005, Sept. 27-29, in the QUALCOMM Booth #439.
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MuniWireless: U.S. Municipalities to Spend Nearly $700M on Wireless Networks in Next Three Years
First-of-its-Kind Research Report Predicts 134% CAGR as More Municipalities, Including Larger Cities like San Francisco and Portland, Embark on Wireless Initiatives. U.S. cities, towns and counties will spend nearly $700 million over the next three years to build municipal-owned wireless broadband networks, according to the first-ever statistical analysis of the municipal wireless market.
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Mobilizing Sales, Field and Vertical Applications on BlackBerry

Are your sales or field service teams looking to benefit from the enhanced productivity delivered by wireless applications? Join IDC Research for the first in a series of three BlackBerry/IDC webcasts as we explore mobile solutions for field service, sales force, and vertical-specific applications. Click here and Register today!

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It can be with the Palm® Treo™ 650 smartphone on GoodLink™. Enable CRM, ERP, SFA and other business applications, all with enterprise-class security, role-based administration and true over-the-air provisioning and management. To get GoodLink FREE for 30 days on the Palm Treo smartphone, click here.


AFSMI World Conference, October 9-13, 2005
Nashville, Tennessee

2005 World Conference, the world's largest gathering of executives in customer service and support, celebrates Association For Services Management International's 30th Birthday . This year's theme— Fine Tuning Your Connections —represents how AFSM International and the World Conference bring together customer service and support professionals to connect and share real-life situations, experiences, best practices, case studies and innovations in our industry—knowledge that you can take back and put to use immediately in your organizations. Click here for more information.

Mobile Business Expo, October 9-12, 2005
Chicago, Illinois

Mobile Business Expo integrates the business strategies, technologies, tools and corporate issues necessary to build an end-to-end mobile strategy and manage a mobile workforce. Give your workforce the anywhere, anytime access to applications, data and communications that fast-moving markets demand. Register with code MLCJMB19 to save $100 on regular rates.

SecureGOV 2005, October 16-18, 2005
Hot Springs, Virginia

Through an eclectic mix of keynote presentations, interactive think tanks, roundtables, workshops and conference sessions, the U.S. Government's elite will evaluate key strategies and technologies essential to overcoming top security challenges currently facing the public sector. Click here.

WiMAX World Conference & Exposition, October 26-28, 2005
Boston World Trade Center, Boston, Massachusets

WiMAX World Conference & Exposition is the world's largest wireless broadband business solutions event focused on covering WiMAX business and technology solutions. The conference is endorsed by the WiMAX Forum and is sponsored by the industry's leading wireless broadband solution companies including official corporate host Motorola and sponsors ATT, Siemens, Intel, NextNet, Fujitsu, IBM and 130+ sponsors and exhibitors. WiMAX WORLD 2005 includes over 3 days of comprehensive seminars, special events and exhibits. Save $200 on your conference registration – use priority code: WMXMEM or receive a complimentary EXPO PASS – use priority code: WMXOPXF. For more info, see www.wimaxworld.com


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