eWEEK: Wireless Office Momentum Builds
Oct 15, 2002, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."