Road Warriors Can Now Carry Books Anywhere

Books24x7 On the Go is a Web site that gives business professionals access to the Internet, digitized books and corporate folders through a mobile device.

Books 24x7, a developer of online Referenceware, announced on Nov. 6 the launching of "Books24x7 On the Go," a PDA-accessible Web site that provides business professionals with access to Referenceware through a BlackBerry, a cell phone or through other mobile devices.

John Ambrose, vice president and general manager of Books24x7, which is based in Norwood, Mass. and is a subsidiary of SkillSoft of Nashua, N.H., told eWEEK that the primary goal of Books 24x7 On the Go is to "provide busy corporate professionals with fingertip knowledge that they can use every day."

Books24x7 On the Go gives users access to full-length contents of thousands of digitized business and technical books. It has Internet browsing capacities, allows for site and content navigation, and has the ability for the user to see and organize all personal and corporate folders—all through the use of Book24x7s Referenceware.

"Books 24x7 On the Go enables mobile workers to easily access Books24x7s vast collections of digital reference content regardless of location—whether theyre at home, riding in a cab or waiting in an airport," said Ambrose in a company statement.

Ambrose believes that Books24x7s On the Go and Referenceware help solve the challenge of resources being inaccessible when business professionals are on the road.

"Todays business environment requires professionals to be constantly on the go," said Ambrose in the same company statement. "Yet, resources that are readily available at the office are often inaccessible from the road, making it difficult for busy mobile professionals to leverage downtime outside the offices."

Books 24x&s On the Go content will be available immediately to current subscribers for no additional fee, while new subscribers will have to pay $459 for the software.


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