Vol. 4, No. 20
March 1 , 2005


Getting Personal
By Michelle Maisto

Once upon a time, technology had a rep for being cold and impersonal. Today, mobile users of all ages are personalizing devices, inside and out, to express themselves.


The American International Toy Fair celebrated its 100th anniversary in New York City last week, and generating much buzz, along with the Rudy Boesch “Survivor” action figure and the Vapo-Blaster bubble gun, was a product from Scholastic-owned Klutz: the Dial With Style cell phone decorator kit.

For $12.95, girls 11 years and older can adorn and fully personalize their phones with beads, stickyback sparkling jewels, woven dangling decorations and cool blue cell gel (removable, write the kit's authors, by scraping with a fingernail) and offering strong evidence that cell phones are the new bedroom door—the place where teens and pre-teens put their full expression on display. And while there may be no accounting for taste, there is certainly accounting for the bottom line.

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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.



Wireless Enterprise Digital Magazine Launches

Wireless Enterprise Digital Magazine

Wireless Enterprise is a digital magazine focused on how enterprises are gaining business advantage with mobile technology. Learn how leading global companies are deploying mobile solutions to drive revenue, reduce costs and improve worker productivity. Wireless Enterprise is published four times a year by MOBILE ENTERPRISE MEDIA for Extended Systems. Co-sponsors include: HP, Intel and Motorola.

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Mobile Enterprise and Outlook 4Mobility Launch 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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PalmSource Names Jeanne Seeley CFO
PalmSource, provider of Palm OS, a leading operating system powering next generation phones and mobile devices, has announced it has named Jeanne Seeley the Company’s chief financial officer. Seeley reports to David Nagel, PalmSource’s chief executive officer, and is responsible for finance, accounting and investor relations.
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Sony Ericsson Announces Go-To-Market Partnerships to Offer Mobile Solutions to Enterprises
Sony Ericsson has announces new go-to-market partnerships with Appforge, Intellisync and JP Mobile to collaborate on providing mobile solutions to business customers. During the year, Sony Ericsson is to establish a Business Partner Program for organizations that provide mobile solutions to business customers either directly or through third party channels.
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BT Completes Acquisition of Infonet
BT has announced the completion of the acquisition of Infonet, one of the world's leading providers of global managed voice and data network services for corporate customers. All conditions to the transaction have now been met, following formal approval of Infonet's stockholders at a general meeting held on February 23.
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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.


CTIA WIRELESS 2005, March 14-16, 2005
New Orleans,
Louisiana

The most important technology event of the year! With over 900 exhibitors, hundreds of members of the press, and 30-plus sessions and seminars, this is the ideal networking opportunity for the business strategist, engineer, consumer and retailer. Visit www.ctia.org.


Information Management Network Presents: The 2nd Annual Wireless on Wall Street Summit,
March 21-22, 2005
New York, New York

This symposium is targeted to CIOs, COOs, M-Banking & M-Commerce Officers, IT Managers, Network & System Managers, Operations Managers, Compliance Officers & Auditors at Banks, Brokerages, Asset Managers, Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds & Insurance Companies of all sizes, as well as their advisors and vendors. For additional information, please go to www.imn.org.


Fleet Management Technology, March 22 - 23, 2005
Las Vegas , NV

Amid the sea of new technology, you need to make sense of what your real requirements are and what your best investment will be on. This event will help you determine what the best technology strategy for your fleet should be and how you can set up processes around the new technology to maximize your benefits from the investment.  Register using VIP CODE XC65 and receive a 10% discount. For more information please visit : www.iqpc.com or call 1 (800) 882-8684.


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

Mobile Enterprise Magazine invites you to attend the world's leading event for enterprise wireless network security. Comprehensive program includes wireless device security, wireless systems management and infrastructure security and WLAN security. 20+ of the worlds leading wireless security experts l 25+ sponsors/exhibitors l Save $100 when you use priority code WSCMEC. Visit 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.


 

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