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eWEEK: Wireless Office Momentum Builds

Oct 15, 2002, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carmen Nobel)

"Hardware and software manufacturers alike are taking more advantage of high-speed networks and evolving industry standards to provide wireless access to corporate applications.

"Sharp Electronics Corp. this week at the CTIA Wireless IT show in Las Vegas will announce an enterprise version of its Sharp Mobile Services software in an attempt to garner corporate support for its Linux-based Zaurus handheld computer. Meanwhile, Oracle Corp., which offers custom tools for corporate wireless users, is working to create more standards-based solutions and is readying a beta of the next version of its wireless application server.

"Based on technology from Aether Systems Inc., Sharp's new server software offers behind-the-firewall access to Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange and IBM's Lotus Software division's Notes e-mail, including the ability to view and edit attachments and to initiate, accept and reject meetings. It also includes a Java virtual machine, said officials at Sharp, in Mahwah, N.J..."

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