Nokia expands the opportunity for business mobility beyond the executive suite
Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0 brings unmatched flexibility and cost-control for mobile deployments around the world
Barcelona, Feb. 12, 2007 –Nokia (NYSE:NOK) today announced Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0, the industry’s most comprehensive platform for business mobility. A new software release, Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0 combines a comprehensive platform of wireless email, file synchronization and application synchronization, with the robust security, asset collection and reporting of fully integrated device management.
With this new release, Nokia responds to customer feedback by delivering an uncompromised approach to both flexibility and support for today’s business demands. By offering an increased array of deployment options -- behind the firewall, hosted or white-label -- with an increased choice of supported devices and platforms from virtually every vendor, covering Symbian, UIQ, Palm, Windows Mobile, Pocket PC and more, the flexibility on how and to whom mobility can be delivered has been given back to businesses and operators. Furthermore the combination of a two-tier licensing model and support for Java-based J2ME™ phones, such as Nokia Series40, lowers the barrier associated with widespread mobility. Combining this with an already comprehensive suite, Nokia is able to provide a solution for the market that can grow as the mobility requirements of an organization or operator evolve and further address the needs of a previously overlooked market segment.
With today’s news, Nokia further delivers on its mobile software strategy to expand the horizon of business mobility users beyond the executive suite, to enable operators and service providers to extend their value added services with a single platform, and to extend support to a broader range of mobile devices. With this approach, Nokia is enabling both businesses and operators to move beyond ad hoc or point mobility implementations, and build an entire mobile strategy.
“Three years ago we set out to change the way people do business with the help of mobile technology,” said Scott Cooper, vice president, Mobility Solutions, Enterprise Solutions, Nokia. “Today, we are bringing to market mobileware that is uncompromised – on capability, price, design, platform, and on user experience. We are delivering a mobility platform with a strong combination of advanced technology, robust security, scalability and ease of use – topics that make sense for the mobile workforce, the IT manager, business decision-makers, and operators alike.”
Furthermore, the combination of Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0 and Nokia Eseries devices also announced today significantly increases the potential for businesses to achieve new levels of productivity and competitive advantage. This combination also provides unmatched opportunities for operators, service providers, and system integrators.
"We selected Nokia Intellisync mobile suite as our push email solution for its broad ranging support devices - said Mr Luca Luciani - Head of Mobile Domestic Services Telecom Italia - Our strategy is to provide innovative services to our customers, great value and maximum flexibility. We look forward to the enhanced feature set that Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0 will deliver, driving even stronger benefits for the users."
The Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0 base server includes entry level wireless email as part of the offering, enabling a business to cost effectively extend email throughout the organization. The base client offers the ability to compose, read and delete email and manage local folders, in addition to robust security. The professional client extends beyond the base version to include full personal information management (PIM) synchronization, full attachment handling, global address list support and more.
“Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0 will mark a new era in business mobility, which will be hard to match by any other software provider,” said Stuart Hardy, managing director for LayerOne. “We have been offering Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email to our customers for the past two years and are excited about the latest improvements. The advanced features, scalability, and competitively priced solution have allowed us to lead other services offered in the South African market. The power of Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite lies in its ability to go beyond just wireless email which allows us to address far more complex mobile strategies within organizations without the need of other third party software. ”
The extensive support for mobilizing corporate applications, comprehensive mobile device management functions, robust mobile security, and extensive language support defines Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0 as a comprehensive and uncompromised mobility platform.
"As the leading provider of enterprise collaboration solutions, IBM is dedicated to working with our industry leading business partners to deliver added value to customers," said Ken Bisconti, vice president Lotus software, IBM. “The new release of Nokia's Intellisync middleware offering is an exciting development for the mobile industry and will help our customers extend their existing Lotus Domino capabilities to mobile devices."
“Novell GroupWise provides unique value based on its ability to run on multiple enterprise systems,” said Kent Erickson, vice president and general manager of Workgroup Solutions for Novell. “Nokia Intellisync technology has been integrated into our platform for some time now and has been instrumental in enabling us to deliver on our commitment to provide real-time collaboration choices. This gives our customers the flexibility and the opportunity to select mobile devices that work best for them.”
"The business requirement for mobility varies widely from one company to another, often varying within the same organization," Scott Cooper continued. "Mobilizing business is not just about devices or networks or particular applications – rather, it requires an entire flexible ecosystem that we believe will be implemented in a phased approach. Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite is developed with this in mind and we are positive that with the right mobile strategy and our mobileware, companies will drive new revenues, enable new business processes and gain strategic and competitive advantage."
Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite can be purchased from select carriers and accredited resellers and is available today.
For features and technical information about Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite, please visit http://www.nokiaforbusiness.com