IBM and Nokia to collaborate on delivering enterprise wireless e-business solutions.IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and Nokia recently demonstrated an array of end-to-end enterprise wireless solutions designed to help customers extend their e-business infrastructure to realize a greater return on their IT investments. Utilizing IBM's Wireless Enterprise Delivery Environment--an open standards-based wireless e-business reference framework, WebSphere infrastructure software and the range of Nokia business terminal platforms, the solutions being demonstrated at the 3GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) A digital cellular phone technology based on TDMA that is the predominant system in Europe, but also used worldwide. Developed in the 1980s, GSM was first deployed in seven European countries in 1992. World Congress are designed to provide enterprises with an effective way to mobilize their business processes and enable a wide array of reliable, scalable and secure wireless enterprise solutions. The solutions demonstrated by the two companies include the ability to access email, synchronize See synchronization. calendar and address book information and access back-end Sales Force Automation Automating the sales activities within an organization. A comprehensive SFA package provides such functions as contact management, note and information sharing, quick proposal and presentation generation, product configurators, calendars and to-do lists. applications through a browser on a Nokia terminal.
The companies announced that they intend to develop and implement joint solutions across a range of Nokia business terminals, including the Nokia 6800, as well as Symbian-based devices like the Nokia 9210i Communicator, and the Nokia 7650. IBM also announced that it intends to develop and deploy its WebSphere Everyplace eve·ry·place
Usage Note: The forms everyplace (or every place), anyplace (or any place), someplace (or some place), and no place Access client for the Symbian operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. , which is becoming an increasingly significant enterprise class platform.
The intent of the two companies is to extend the enterprise wireless solutions to additional front office and back office applications exploiting the unique features of Nokia's business terminals and IBM's Wireless Enterprise Delivery Environment and to provide both backward and forward Adv. 1. backward and forward - moving from one place to another and back again; "he traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and New York"; "the treetops whipped to and fro in a frightening manner"; "the old man just sat on the porch and rocked back and forth all compatibility with legacy systems, a crucial element in helping enterprises secure their current IT investments.
"These demonstrations show that customers can look forward to maximizing the return on their IT investments by extending their e-infrastructure to this security rich wireless solution running IBM software on Nokia business terminal platforms," said Adel Al-Saleh, general manager, IBM global wireless e-business solutions. "Enterprises seeking to mobilize their workforce can benefit from IBM WebSphere Everyplace Access, which is based on open standard technologies flexible enough to extend business applications out to virtually any device."
"Together with IBM, we are showing that the solutions being demonstrated can provide enterprises with a security rich end-to-end solution (jargon) end-to-end solution - (E2ES) A term that suggests that the supplier of an application program or system will provide all the hardware and/or software components and resouces to meet the customer's requirement and no other supplier need be involved.
Compare: turn-key solution. for enabling enterprise mobility. Drawing on our combined experience in enterprise IT and mobility, we can deliver a true choice to enterprises that want to mobilize their workforces while maximizing their existing IT investments. The Nokia range of optimized business terminals means that enterprises have the right terminal to match their wide range of mobile business needs," said Erik Anderson, Senior Vice President, Business Applications, Nokia Mobile Phones.
IBM and Nokia announced that they intend to jointly develop and market wireless solutions to enterprise customers around the world. Sales activities have already started with major enterprise customers, taking advantage of the industry leading systems integration expertise of IBM Global Services IBM Global Services is the world's largest business and technology services provider. It is the fastest growing part of IBM, with over 190,000 professionals serving customers in more than 160 countries. . The two companies intend to take the lead in robust and secure wireless enterprise solutions based on open industry standards.