Vol. 4, No. 10
September 16th, 2004


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Taking It to the RIM
By Teresa von Fuchs
Scoring customer wins gets even easier for a company with a reputation for doing wireless right.

For Jim Soda, a Prudential Palms realtor in Sarasota, Fla., being able to work on the go is not just about improved efficiency but a necessary business model. Working most of the day from the road, Soda's success rides on having real-time information at his fingertips and being available to his clients.

When Soda purchased a BlackBerry for wireless e-mail, he noticed a dramatic increase in his contact with clients. And when he found Retrieval Dynamic's customized, multiple listing property search solution for BlackBerry, he couldn't believe how much access he had, from anywhere. “On-the-spot responses are magic for people. They see how professional and efficient you can be with a BlackBerry and are more apt to bring their business to you,” says Soda.

At the third annual Wireless Enterprise Symposium (WES) in Chicago this May, industry leaders—from carriers to software developers to device manufacturers—came together to tell stories much like Jim Soda's. Hosted by Research in Motion (RIM), WES was sponsored by over 50 partner organizations, including...
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Welcome to the New Mobilizer Newsletter

Dear subscriber,

After considering requests from our readers, we've decided to revamp our electronic offerings to help us address the quickly changing nature of the mobile enterprise industry. Twice a month you will receive the new Mobilizer with original features and breaking industry news delivered right to your inbox. www.MobileEnterpriseMag.com will also relaunch in late September with an entirely new interface and many more features including an interactive buyer's guide, a digital version of the magazine, and frequently updated original content.

Stay tuned, and enjoy the issue.

-The Mobile Enterprise Staff

Symbian OS Based BlackBerry Connectivity Expected on Nokia 9500 Communicator During Q1 2005
Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications, today announced plans to bring a Symbian OS-based BlackBerry Connect solution to market on its Nokia Series 80-based mobile devices like the Nokia 9500 Communicator. The Nokia 9500 Communicator will be able to connect to BlackBerry services from Research In Motion (RIM), including support for BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service, enabling push-based email, attachment viewing and calendar access.
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Glenayre Announces First Commercial Deployment of New Versera Intelligent Communications Environment
Glenayre Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: GEMS - News), a global provider of next-generation messaging solutions and enhanced services, today announced the first commercial deployment of its Versera Intelligent Communications Environment (Versera ICE(TM)) by MetroPCS, a Dallas-based provider of wireless communications services. In commercial service since May 2004 in MetroPCS's Atlanta, Georgia market, Versera ICE is enabling MetroPCS to quickly and easily provide its customers with new messaging applications using a true next generation architecture.
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Juniper Networks Achieves Leader Status In Meta Group's Evaluation of the SSL VPN Market
Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) today announced that it has been ranked as the market leader in META Group's METAspectrumSM report for the Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) market.

META Group is a leading provider of information technology (IT) research, advisory services, and strategic consulting. The new METAspectrum evaluation provides an objective assessment of companies providing SSL VPN products - often referred to as application security gateways - used primarily to provide secure remote access to applications for an organization's own employees. However, SSL VPN deployments encompassing extranet access are increasingly common.
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Bob Egan
CEO and President
Mobile Competency

The Mobile Endgame Part 2
By Bob Egan
Benchmarking ideas for the cost of ownership

Over the next two years, 80 percent of all enterprise mobility programs will fail due to cost issues, not technical complexities. Most CFOs have reigned-in the free-wheeling spending of the 1990s and demand clear justification for every investment. Yet most IT managers tend to put more focus on the technical complexities of a mobile solution, and, true enough, simple mobile solutions remain elusive. However, successful IT managers will reconcile the business case for wireless mobility against the technology and application solution risk.

Many enterprise mobility initiatives have been regarded as failures in their companies due to high costs, real or perceived. This typically occurs for two reasons: The costs of mobility were not properly identified and/or accounted for during the early planning stages, or because a solo “pet project” began masquerading as an enterprise platform.

Enterprise planners must assess and present the total financial impact. This includes both total cost of ownership (TCO) and traditional ROI analyses. Pilot initiatives and platform-based corporate-wide mobility programs should be considered separately, even if not on sequential timelines. When assessing the TCO of a mobile solution, it is important to optimize the investment in the following four areas:...

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Mobilize 2004, September 19-23, 2004
Green Valley Ranch, Las Vegas

Mobile Enterprise and Frost & Sullivan join forces to bring you MOBILIZE 2004, an inaugural assembly of powerhouse industry leaders confronting shared and exploring joint opportunities. The groundbreaking format propels networking to a new level, maximizes pollination of ideas among industry cross-sections and delivers concrete value to your business. Please join us at the event by clicking HERE


Emerging Broadband Wireless Technologies Summit 2004, Sept 27-29
San Jose Hyatt, San Jose

Join executives from the industry at the only wireless broadband event focused exclusively on business models and case studies designed to give you a competitive edge in this emerging marketplace! Be sure to use priority code Y415EM for your 10% discount. To register visit: http://www.iqpc.com/na-2169-01/WirelessSummit or call 1-800-882-8684.


Interlog Medical, September 27-29
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One of the best ways to ensure continuing innovation and a continuing commitment to ensuring flawless service is to learn from and share ideas with competitors and peers from a selection of successful companies. Featuring 30+ case studies, Interlog Medical is just such an opportunity!



CDMA Americas Congress, September 28-30th, 2004
Miama Beach Convention Center, Miami

VOTE NOW at www.cdg.org for the most innovative Wireless Enterprise Solution Development and Implementation , part of the CDMA Development Group's 3G CDMA Industry Achievement Awards .  Ed Meskill, Mobile Enterprise Magazine's publisher, will present the awards on September 28 at the 2004 CDMA Americas Congress ( www.cdma-americas.com ).

Mobile ID Services, October 26, 2004
San Francisco

Attend a special interest seminar at CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment and hear from IBM, Liberty Alliance Project, Sun Microsystems, Vodafone and others detail Identity Management in a mobile environment and how you can support the future growth of mobile payments. Prices Increase September 17 th. Register Today! For more information, please visit or call 800.608.9641. http://www.scievents.com/MobileID



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