Nokia and IBM India Business Phones Solution Joint Venture
Mobile phone giant Nokia in India along with IBM have announced a joint venture to deliver a solution for Nokia business handsets which will receive direct personal info along with secure access to email via IBM Domino servers.
According to an article over on PC World, using the new solution those business that are already using an IBM Domino server can push mail to Nokia smartphones running the Symbian S60 operating system and to gain the ability, businesses will simply need to deploy IBM Lotus Notes Traveler for Nokia handsets.
The director operator channels of Nokia India, Mister V Ramnath has stated…“IT directors are being pressurized to deploy business mobility solutions such as email, IM and intranet access for more employees, but without incurring high costs on additional middleware, licenses and maintenance. IBM Lotus Notes Traveler gives business professionals easy, secure and real-time access to their email boxes, corporate contacts and corporate calendar on their Nokia smartphones. Direct access mail also drastically reduces the cost of managing and maintaining servers.”
While the director software group IBM India/South Asia, Mister Pradeep Nair commented that “We are extremely happy to collaborate with Nokia, as our association will be yet another milestone towards smarter business mobility. This announcement is part of our continuing effort to expand mobile support for the Lotus software portfolio. The ability to connect securely to business email is an example of Tomorrow at Work, an IBM initiative that examines a changing work environment and anticipates trends in technology, business, society and culture.”
Apparently several companies in India have been named as benefiting for the deployment of the new solution which delivers improved efficiency with a lower cost when compared to other solutions.