Vol. 4, No. 16
January 03, 2005



Opening Lines of Communication

By Michelle Maisto

Long before the calendar flipped, 2005 had been labeled, hyped and assigned numerous titles, both flimsy and grand: the year of 3G, the year of the digital campus, the year of the blog and (who can forget) the year of the rooster, along with countless other predictions. It will be interesting to see whether 2005 will also earn the distinction of being the year the mobile industry proactively addresses the growing global concern about the health effects of wireless technology. As suspicions grow and new fears are perpetuated, it seems the industry would be smart to start talking.

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Mobile Enterprise and Outlook 4Mobility launch Mobile Enterprise Outlook

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

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

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@Road to Acquire Vidus Limited
@Road, a leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) services, and Vidus Limited, a leading provider of dynamic field service automation solutions, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement providing for the acquisition of Vidus by @Road.
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Verizon Wireless and Good Technology Offer Wireless Messaging and Corporate Application Access to Enterprise Customers
Verizon Wireless, owner and operator of the nation's most reliable wireless network, and Good Technology, Inc., the leader in industry standards-based wireless messaging and corporate data access for the enterprise, today announced that the GoodLink(tm) wireless software and service is available on the Verizon Wireless data network. Good Technology and Verizon Wireless will both market and sell the newest version of Good's award-winning messaging and corporate application system on the PalmOne Treo 600, available from Verizon Wireless.
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iAnywhere Named Number One in Worldwide Mobile Middleware Market For Third Consecutive Year
For the third consecutive year, leading IT market research firm IDC has named iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY) the leader in the mobile middleware market. The report, Worldwide Mobile Middleware 2004-2008 Forecast and Analysis (IDC #32212, November 2004), measured iAnywhere's higher revenues and market share-results that placed the company ahead of 13 competitors.
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Mobile Enterprise World Congress, May 18-20, 2005
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Mobile Enterprise magazine and the Institute for International Research (IIR) bring you the industry event for companies leading the charge in the mobilizing their workforce, from the president of the company to the sales team and all the way down to the field service technicians.

As the world becomes increasingly mobile, new enterprise-grade solutions are coming to life that enable executives across the board to increase productivity and gain a competitive edge. The Mobile Enterprise World Congress will tell you everything you need to know to keep your ever-increasing mobile workforce up to speed.

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