Apps

This category features the latest in applications that can be used to run a customer’s business.

 

Wireless+: The Shape of Things to Come

Think ULTRAMOBILE and most likely the picture that springs into ones head is the Intel Corp. prototype that wireless chief Sean Maloney has been showing off all year a small (very small) laptop with all the horsepower of its larger notebook cousins, but none of the weight. Sort of like the Nicole Richie of technology. […]

Seeking Fulfillment

Think master agent and you probably envision a sales organization, rife with opportunity for commissions, and heady with promotions and golf prizes. But what lies at the heart of the master agent business is decidedly less glamorous: provisioning. Unfortunately, this most fundamental of operations is not without its challenges, and those challenges are growing with […]

Make it Mobile

Verizon Certifies Digi Router Digi International says its EV-DO Rev. A version of the ConnectPort WAN VPN has been certified by Verizon Communications Inc. Digi says this is the first upgradeable cellular router to be certified on Verizons EVDO Rev. A wireless network; the ConnectPort WAN VPN now is certified by the three major U.S. […]

MySaaS Online Launches

19Marketplace, a division of Communications Product Development Inc. (Booth 608-610) and a wholesaler of on-demand services, has unveiled its new on-demand services brand, MySaaS Online. CPDI is a Channel Partners Conference & Expo sponsor. In partnership with Jamcracker, this new service enables telecom agents to sell ondemand business productivity applications. MySaaS Onlines suite of applications […]

Smartphone SOS

One of the main fears dealers have about selling wireless to businesses and one of the main headaches when they do is subscriber device tech support? This is especially true as more and more businesses enable mobile workers with smartphones. As mobile phones and other devices become increasingly complex, carriers and support technicians face a […]

Courtesy Call

Better late than never. That may be an old axiom, but tardiness generally is considered discourteous and can wear on even the best of relationships. Oops Im Late!, a new mobile phone application, can help busy, and occasionally tardy, mobile workers preserve their business associations by notifying the people with whom they are scheduled to […]

Fitting In

AMIDST MOVEMENTS by Cisco Systems Inc. and Microsoft Corp. to integrate conferencing as simply one more application within a unified communications framework, Web and audio conferencing service providers are taking stock of the opportunities and threats within a newly converged landscape of collaboration and are repositioning to compete. You have two 800-pound gorillas in this […]

Gray Matters

SMARTPHONES, THOSE SLEEK wireless devices with computer-like operating systems and QWERTY keyboards, could be the next great opportunity in the business market. That has sparked a flurry of competitive moves for market share on the part of industry participants, and a lot of fragmentation in the options available. For dealers tapping the business market, it […]

Get Smart!

Nokias E61 smartphone Motorolas MotoQ smartphone The Palm Treo 700p from Verizon Wireless The BlackBerry 7130c smartphone from Research in Motion TODAYS SMARTPHONE IS OFTEN described as a cross between a souped-up cell phone and a wireless PDA. From the latest versions of the BlackBerry or Treo (Palm Inc.) devices to Motorolas new MotoQ and […]

Mobile E-Mail on the Move

MOBILE E-MAIL BECAME A front-page story earlier this year when news that BlackBerry push e-mail service might be shut down due to a patent infringement lawsuit. But while the service rocketed into the general psyche over BlackBerrys troubles, uptake for e-mail-on-the-move remains low. With advances in usability and strides to marry corporate and personal use, […]

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