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IBM has rolled out "Mobility@Work," a package of new software tools that allows developers to run existing desktop applications on a mobile device, together with new mobile consulting services aimed at helping companies implement and manage a mobile work environment.
Built on open standards, IBM's software can be used with most mobile platforms, including BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Symbian.
The new services and products represent a significant initiative for IBM. "It is making more and more applications available to the mobile market--including Lotus notes and [business intelligence] functionality from Cognos," says AMR Research director Chris Fletcher.
IBM has been active in the corporate mobile space, says John Dunderdale, IBM's vice president of sales for Lotus. The recent rollout was "a more focused set of initiatives designed to build out mobile infrastructure."
Source: CRM Buyer, http://crmbuyer.com
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