IBM Connects Wireless Networks, Enterprise Systems
Wireless Enterprise Delivery Environment is one of several products and partnerships designed to port applications to wireless devices across a range of networks.IBM on Tuesday announced several products and partnerships designed to port applications to wireless devices across a range of networks. The new solutions, unveiled at 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, include a new framework as well as partnerships with several companies, including Nokia Corp., Sony Ericsson Inc. and Wavecom S.A. The Somers, N.Y., company announced the Wireless Enterprise Delivery Environment, a framework for connecting wireless networks with each other and with enterprise systems. In addition, the company is building two Wireless Enterprise Labs, one in Raleigh, N.C., and one in LaGaude, France, which will be open to IBM business partners who want to build applications based on the Wireless Enterprise Delivery Environment. The new framework is similar to and linked tightly with the companys Service Provider Deliver Environment for carriers, officials said.
To encourage the development of enterprise wireless applications, IBM and Nokia announced that they are working together on secure wireless access to e-mail and calendar information as well as a variety of other applications, which the company demonstrated at 3GSM World Congress.