ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1, 2001 — Today at MEC 2001, Microsoft Corp. and MobileSys Inc. announced their alliance to deliver enterprise information, corporate intranet applications and services to mobile users worldwide in a secure fashion. Using Microsoft® Mobile Information Server, MobileSys Globility Access can push Microsoft Exchange® data and other critical data messages through a single, secure communication path to virtually any wireless device.
“With MobileSys Globility Access, Microsoft customers running Mobile Information Server Enterprise Edition can now implement a plug-and-play wireless infrastructure to communicate with their mobile workers around the world, quickly and easily,”
said Juha Christensen, vice president of the Mobility Group at Microsoft.
“By leveraging MobileSys’ proven experience, our customers are freed from the responsibility of building and managing a global wireless infrastructure and allowed to focus on their core competencies.”
Providing turnkey, secure access to wireless carriers anywhere in the world, MobileSys Globility Access connects with carriers via the MobileSys Network. The MobileSys Network is a private global wireless data network that connects enterprises, ASPs and e-businesses with their employees, customers and partners. With more than 700 customers, MobileSys has proven experience managing multiple carrier relationships, devices, platforms and standards, as well as integrating with enterprise applications and leveraging legacy investments.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) recently deployed Microsoft Mobile Information Server Enterprise Edition with MobileSys Globility Access to connect its mobile workers to Microsoft-based scheduling, calendar, task and e-mail data at the home base.
“The critical nature of our wireless e-mail correspondence requires us to have secure, reliable connections to our employees’ devices,”
said Ben Graham, manager of network engineering for MARTA.
“MobileSys and Globility Access meet our needs, guaranteeing fast, secure access to multiple carriers.”
“In addition to remote e-mail capabilities, we now have the framework for our business units, such as Operations and Research, to use wireless handheld technologies such as Pocket PC for data collection and analysis while in the field,”
said Marilyn Tyus-Delmont, director and chief information officer for MARTA.
IBM Global Services is working with its customers to deploy mobile solutions using Microsoft Mobile Information Server and MobileSys Globility Access.
“One of the benefits of this solution is the ability to extend your core business applications to the wireless mobile user,”
said Gene Clark, global practice executive at IBM Global Services.
“Combining IBM’s integration expertise with Microsoft Mobile Information Server and MobileSys Globility Access, we deliver a complex end-to-end solution in a turnkey package.”
“With this relationship, we can further expand on our vision to securely connect enterprises, carriers and mobile professionals, regardless of protocol or geography,”
said David Coelho, president and chief executive officer of MobileSys.
“Microsoft products and IBM’s services offer us the opportunity to deliver our wireless infrastructure services to millions of users.”
Announced today at MEC 2001, the latest version of MIS, Mobile Information Server 2002, provides carriers, enterprise customers and partners with an enhanced architecture for securely extending Microsoft Exchange Server information, corporate intranet applications and services to mobile users. Key new features include over-the-air server synchronization with mobile devices such as Microsoft’s new Pocket PC 2002 Software (scheduled for launch Oct. 4); enhanced security; additional phone support; new administration tools; updated deployment topologies; improved performance; an updated software development kit; and new language support.
MobileSys Globility Access is available through IBM Global Services, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Compuware Corp., and will begin shipping in early November 2001.
Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, MobileSys is the world’s leading turnkey wireless infrastructure services provider. The company’s solutions include a global wireless data network, two-way wireless messaging software and integrations to most major enterprise applications. MobileSys has more than 700 customers worldwide, including Cisco Systems Inc., Citibank, Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS), Ericsson Mobile Communications, Ford Motor Co., Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp., Johnson & Johnson Inc., LSI Logic Corp., Motorola Inc., QUALCOMM Inc., Siebel Systems Inc. and more. More information can be found at http://www.mobilesys.com/ .
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