Vol. 4, No. 22
April 4, 2005

Mobilizing the Phone System
By Rita Kushnir

Although pretty much everyone has a cell phone by now, corporations are only beginning to unwire their phone systems. Ford Motor Company is currently working to replace its employees’ desktop phones with mobile handsets, and many other companies are expected to follow suit in the near future. The challenge of such mobilization is the lack of an integrated system that wired phone systems currently provide.

Orative, a California-based software provider, is one of the companies working on solving this problem. Their recently developed Orative Enterprise Software promises to improve communications within large organizations by enabling employees to use their cell phones to coordinate conversations, collaborate, screen unwanted calls and access personal and corporate contact information. The new solution promises to make communications within companies more efficient and eliminate commonplace problems associated with the traditional phone system, such as missed phone calls, lost voicemails and unresponsiveness. This is especially useful for mobile workers, such as those in sales and service organizations.

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CTIA WIC Announces 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 Magazine have implemented an Alliance 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.


2005 Mobilizer Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Mobile Enterprise Magazine and www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com present the 2005 Mobilizer Awards to honor the most effective mobile technology deployments. The medal winners and honorable mentions will be announced in a special August issue of Mobile Enterprise and posted on www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com.

Any organization that has deployed a solution primarily to improve the work processes of field service or field sales employees is eligible. Entries from all vertical markets are welcome, including public/government agencies. Your entry must be submitted by an end-user organization. Entries from developers, vendors, resellers or integrators of mobile technology solutions on behalf of their customers will be accepted.

Deadline is April 15th. For details regarding the guidelines and submissions, click here or download this printer-friendly PDF.

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Mobile Enterprise Outlook

Outlook 4Mobility and Mobile Enterprise Media Joint Venture Targets IT Professionals with Quarterly Reports On Wireless, Mobile Computing Convergence

Mobile Enterprise Outlook is a new industry report targeting IT professionals who are engaged, or need to become engaged, in rolling out wireless voice and data systems to their fleets of mobile workers. This publication is being produced as a joint venture between Mobile Enterprise magazine and Andrew Seybold's Outlook 4Mobility.

Each quarter's issue contains highly relevant articles about what is real today, what is on the horizon and what you can do to take advantage of making your mobile workforce(s) more productive. The industry report will concentrate on the intersection of wireless technologies and mobile computing. It is written in plain language, devoid of hard-to-understand technobabble and full of timely articles.

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Colubris Networks Acquires Kiwi Networks
Colubris Networks has announced the acquisition of Kiwi Networks of Campbell, Calif. Kiwi is an early-stage company developing advanced cellular Wi-Fi technologies and automated radio frequency (RF) planning and control products for use by enterprise and service provider customers.
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Symbian Licenses Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Protocol for Symbian
Symbian Limited has announced that it has licensed the Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync protocol for use in Symbian OS, the leading open standard operating system for advanced mobile phones.
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Nextel Communications and MapQuest Launch Exclusive "Find Me" Location-Based Service
Nextel Communications and MapQuest.com have introduced -- for the first time ever -- the use of MapQuest's digital maps and directions to provide location-based services exclusively on Nextel's GPS-enabled phones. Available starting today, "MapQuest Find Me" helps users pinpoint their locations on their phones, find nearby locations (e.g. restaurants, hotels, airports, hospitals), and get maps and directions. This new mobile offering blends some of the best technology in digital maps and directions exclusively with Nextel's GPS-enabled digital wireless phones and is the first offering from a new partnership between the companies, which will allow Nextel customers to utilize the MapQuest service to share location information with friends while on the go anywhere on Nextel's nationwide network.
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Mobile Enterprise World Congress
May 18-20, 2005
JW Marriott, Las Vegas, Nevada

As the world becomes increasingly mobile, new enterprise-grade solutions are coming to life that enable businesses across industries to increase employee productivity and gain competitive edge.

This May, Mobile Enterprise magazine and the Institute for International Research (IIR) have teamed up to bring you THE industry event for IT professionals and business strategists charged with mobilizing their workforce.

Whether you are a senior executive charged with strategy, an IT specialist responsible for implementation or a project manager requiring practical know-how, the Mobile Enterprise World Congress will tell you everything you need to know to make your mobile and wireless strategy a reality. 

Don't miss this opportunity to learn best business processes from early adopters such as Children's Hospital, Denver International Airport, Dupont, Lockheed Martin, Pitney Bowes, Rent-A-Center and Target.

Plus! Don't miss Dianah Neff, Chief Information Officer for the City of Philadelphia presenting a keynote address on the city's radical plan to deploy a city-wide Wi-Fi hotspot.

Reserve your place early and take advantage of our Early Bird registration rates visit www.mecongress.com for more details.

Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit, April 11-13, 2005
Orlando, Florida

At the Gartner Wireless & Mobile Summit You'll learn about all the hot topics -- Wi-Fi, WLANs, RFID, security, integration and more. Plus new predictions, industry trends, and case studies from Gartner analysts and industry experts. Register today.

Wireless Technology Seminar, April 14, 2005
New York, New York

3G Wireless has officially arrived in New York City. Learn how to access all of your applications via a browser at speeds of 300-500Kbps with EV-DO wireless and infrastructure software from Microsoft, Citrix Systems and Good Technology. See live demos of the hottest new 3G-enabled laptops, tablets, Smartphones and PDAs. Hear a special keynote presentation by David Jones, Senior VP, Citrix Systems. Open to executives and IT professionals from all industries. RSVP today at www.zumasys.com

Wireless Security Conference & Exposition, April 19-21, 2005
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Wireless Security Conference & Expo - the nation's leading event for for securing your corporate wireless networks and mobile devices. Hands-on workshops, live hacking sessions, top keynotes, 25+ of the world's top wireless security experts, Free Expo. Use priority code WSC MEC to save $100. April 19-21, 2005, Hyatt Regency Cambridge. www.wireless-security-conference.com

Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2005, April 19-21, 2005
Orlando, Florida

Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2005 will help you by connecting the dots in your wireless strategy. Running from April 19 to 21 at the Orlando World Center Marriot Resort and Convention Center, it's your one-stop resource for evaluating wireless technologies and BlackBerry solutions." Register today.

Mobile & Wireless World 2005, June 13-15, 2005
Scottsdale, Arizona

Mobile & Wireless World 2005, designed from the user-organization perspective, provides a unique point-of-view one that examines real strategies to support business and profits in today's complex economy. Connect proven Mobile and Wireless solutions to your Enterprise strategy at Mobile & Wireless World 2005. Register online at: http://www.mwwusa.com


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