Getting Corporate E-Mail Wirelessly
Cingular Wireless is making available a hosted service that enables customers to get access to their Lotus Notes and Microsoft Exchange e- mail. without being tethered to a land line.National carrier Cingular Wireless today announced a hosted service that enables customers to get access to their corporate e- mail via a wireless connection. Based on software from Seven Networks Inc., Cingular Xpress Mail is available immediately to corporate customers who use either Lotus Softwares Notes or Microsoft Corp.s Exchange messaging systems. The service runs on General Packet Radio Services, Global System for Mobile communication and Time Division Multiple Access networks and on any Web-enabled devices that support those networks. This means that Cingulars corporate customers can use the same device for phone calls and e-mail access. Previously, Cingular had offered data access service only on the Mobitex network, which supports data but not voice.
The service is deployed in conjunction with a companys IT department. It is not a behind-the-corporate-firewall solution like Research in Motion Ltd.s Blackberry Enterprise Server. Rather, Cingular hosts the transactions from its own server.