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Enterprise Linux Today: HP and Sprint PCS to Pitch Openmail to Business; Linux Likely to Benefit

Dec 20, 2000, 14:59 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Wolley)

Each Openmail win against MS Outlook will open another enterprise niche to Linux as the server platform of choice.

"Hewlett-Packard Company and Sprint PCS have announced an agreement to jointly market and sell HP Openmail Anywhere as part of the Sprint PCS Wireless Web for Business. The combination will offer employees of companies that choose to deploy the HP Openmail Anywhere solution the ability to wirelessly access their corporate email, look up names in their directories, and manage their corporate information on Sprint PCS Internet-ready Phones anywhere, anytime on the Sprint PCS all-CDMA, all-digital nationwide network."

"And Openmail's Linux support means that any company adopting it has the option of deploying Linux as the server platform, replacing the NT 4 or Win2k servers that are required by MS Outlook."

"The HP wireless email solution uses the award-winning HP Praesidium Virtualvault Web server platform to provide secure remote access through the corporate firewall. Sprint PCS business customers will have the benefit of this built-in security measure when accessing their corporate email whether they use their Sprint PCS Internet-ready Phones or laptops connected via Sprint PCS Wireless Web Connection."

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