Vol. 4, No. 23
April 14, 2005



Fuel Up
By Teresa von Fuchs

IBM and Sanyo demonstrate fuel cell viability for ThinkPads.

While Nokia recently announced it was discontinuing support for its fuel cell development project, IBM and partner Sanyo Electric this week revealed plans for a prototype micro direct methanol fuel cell system for IBM’s ThinkPad line of notebooks. Based on the prototype, the team believes the hybrid fuel cell and a rechargeable battery system could run a notebook for up to eight hours.

Unlike other prototypes that would require product modification to be fuel cell compatible, the IBM/Sanyo system is designed to be compatible with most current ThinkPad models. Built like a dock, users could simply plug the fuel cell pack into where the ac/dc brick adaptor plugs into the ThinkPad; when the cell is empty you pull it out, insert a new one and refill the empty.

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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 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.

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2005 Mobilizer Awards Last Chance for 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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Wi-Fi Alliance Expands Wi-Fi Protected Access Certification Program for Enterprise and Government Users
The Wi-Fi Alliance has added four new widely deployed Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) types to its Wi-Fi Protected Access- (WPA) and WPA2- Enterprise certification programs. These new EAP types further expand the tested interoperability of Wi-Fi certified WPA- and WPA2-Enterprise networking products for enterprise and government deployments.
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Semotus Solutions Acquires Expand Beyond
Semotus Solutions, an innovative provider of real-time professional market data and intelligent wireless communications software, today announced that it has acquired Expand Beyond Corporation, a leader in real-time mobile business software.
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Seven Acquires Smartner, Increasing Global Presence and Positioning to Accelerate Growth
Seven today announced that the company has acquired European-based Smartner, a leader in mobile e-mail solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition extends Seven’s leadership in the mobile e-mail sector. Seven now has a leading customer base consisting of 45 operator customers across 30 countries, with a combined total addressable market of over 360M mobile subscribers. Seven additionally has licensing agreements with the top five handset manufacturers – Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Siemens – and others to integrate the company’s software onto their devices, creating an ‘out-of-the-box’ e-mail experience for end users. Seven also has broad support for all mobile device platforms, including support for 100 shipping handset models. Over 5000 companies have deployed Seven’s enterprise-class services and several hundreds of thousands of individuals currently use Seven’s personal e-mail services.
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