Mobile Business Applications

  • May 11, 2005 11 May'05

    ConfucisIM and IMuttering: The new language of IM

    With instant messaging now used commonly in the workplace, colleagues are conjuring colloquialisms to describe a number of unique situations spawned by IM use.

  • April 11, 2005 11 Apr'05

    Red Sox pitch mobile voice convergence

    The Boston Red Sox face a unique set of voice and mobility challenges, but the team's IT manager says VoIP has helped the team cut costs and increase productivity.

  • February 16, 2005 16 Feb'05

    New Wi-Fi software enables on-the-go workgroups

    With the help of new server-free Wi-Fi collaboration software, one auditing firm explains how its mobile workgroups exchange data more quickly without giving up security.

  • December 15, 2004 15 Dec'04

    Three B2B services make list of wireless vendors to watch

    IDC cites firms offering unified messaging, in-flight cell phones and a tool to parse wireless bills among those poised for success in 2005.

  • December 08, 2004 08 Dec'04

    MEA highlights innovative mobile deployments

    The Mobile Enterprise Alliance last night recognized the year's best mobile technology deployments, highlighting the role mobility played in improving patient care, aiding field force workers and increasing connectivity.

  • November 22, 2004 22 Nov'04

    Clothing firm likes fit of nonstandard VoWi-Fi QoS

    For one clothing retailer, a nonstandard approach was the best choice for ensuring voice quality over a wireless LAN, but experts disagree on whether 802.11e should be the default approach for VoWi-Fi QoS.

  • June 07, 2004 07 Jun'04

    A group for mobility's non-believers

    Believe it or not, not all IT managers believe that mobile technology is the best panacea since Web services or Linux. In fact, many believe mobility is a waste because either there's no clear way to measure return on investment, or because the ...

  • April 22, 2004 22 Apr'04

    Symbol offers refreshing devices for field workers

    Symbol has released a pair of rugged devices that offer WAN access to field workers far away from the office. The handheld maker also announced that Coca Cola will implement nearly 30,000 of its devices.

  • March 02, 2004 02 Mar'04

    Has unified messaging finally arrived?

    Unified messaging products and services enable a company to make voice mail, e-mail, fax and other means of electronic communication available via a single device. Buzz for the concept has come and gone over the years and, during the last decade, ...

  • March 01, 2004 01 Mar'04

    Trucking firm warms up to Aether

    A trucking firm says it's using Aether Systems' wireless communications product in nearly 200 big rigs because it provides constant connectivity without the high cost of a dedicated satellite system.

  • February 19, 2004 19 Feb'04

    HP forays into WLAN, messaging markets

    HP has launched a new WLAN management service and a unified messaging platform. The offerings are designed to help enterprises manage their infrastructures, but an analyst says the products may struggle.

  • December 17, 2003 17 Dec'03

    Reply answers Europe's call for mobile e-mail

    A British investment firm says Reply Wireless' mobile e-mail service allow employees to send and receive messages on the road without the cost of an expensive systems deployment. Reply's success is a sign that the market for mobile e-mail services ...

  • December 12, 2003 12 Dec'03

    LearnIT: How Spam Affects E-mail Marketing Campaigns

    Here's how it works: We give you a little background about the concept, a glossary to look up related terms, some outside reading, and a self-assessment quiz. You spend as much (or as little) time as you like moving through the ten steps and ...

  • November 11, 2003 11 Nov'03

    Vendors make pitch for voice over Wi-Fi

    Vendors at the Wireless Internet Summit say that voice over Wi-Fi technology is a viable alternative for companies that struggle to get decent cell phone service in their corporate offices.

  • October 22, 2003 22 Oct'03

    Sprint, Airframe help mobile CRM take off

    Sprint PCS has inked a deal with Airframe to make its hosted CRM software available to customers using Sprint's wireless Internet access service. An analyst says that by making mobile connectivity more useful, the move could help Sprint court ...