Open Text(TM) Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX, TSE: OTC), a worldwide leader in collaborative commerce software for e-business, today announced the availability of Livelink Wireless(TM), the industry's first wireless technology for collaborative commerce applications. This new product offering is a significant step toward extending corporate initiatives into the mobile environment.
Livelink Wireless will be demonstrated at the AIIM 2001 Conference and Exposition located at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, next week between May 1st and 3rd, where Open Text is presenting a Conference Keynote and exhibiting at Booth No. 2737. For more information about Livelink Wireless, please visit www.opentext.com/wireless.
From a single interface, Livelink Wireless provides access to the business critical content and collaborative functionality of Livelink. Users have the ability to browse and view documents, schedule meetings and appointments, assign project tasks, send and receive email, and create discussions, all in real-time from a variety of wireless devices.
"We are planning to test Livelink Wireless as an extension of our existing Livelink deployment," said Patrick Connor, Senior Project Manager, United States Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). "With members of our organization distributed across the country, having mobile access to critical information is a crucial part of our daily business."
Livelink Wireless offers extensive personalization capabilities to reflect individual needs and preferences. Users can customize their own wireless interface to deliver one-click access to the information and functionality they need to get the job done, including calendaring, email, contacts and Livelink directories.
According to Jim Jacobs, Research Director with the Gartner Group, "The release of Livelink Wireless is a logical next step for Open Text. As enterprises continue to decentralize and mobilize their workforce, connectivity to growing corporate knowledge suites will be increasingly critical. The standards and approaches continue to evolve, but it is important to establish close ties to knowledge frameworks by providing familiar user experiences and capabilities on a wide variety of platforms."
"Organizations accumulate massive amounts of information within their collaborative solutions. For mobile users, personalization is the key to locating the information they need quickly and easily," said Dylan Barrell, Director of Product Management, Open Text.
Livelink Wireless is device independent. It supports a variety of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), such as Palm, RIM and Handspring, as well as handheld computers, pagers and cellular telephones. Open Text's commitment to supporting industry standards like Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and Wireless Markup Language (WML) ensures that future devices and systems will be able to interoperate, protecting customers' investments in wireless technology and solutions.
"The move to wireless Internet-based technology is a significant development for the future of collaborative commerce solutions," said Andrew Pery, Vice President of Global Marketing, Open Text. "By providing true anytime, anywhere access to dynamic corporate information, Livelink Wireless users can save valuable time on business-critical initiatives, translating into improved efficiency and greater productivity."
Gartner predicts that by the end of the year 2003, 8 million people in the United States alone will own a Web-enabled PDA; and 107 million will own a Web-enabled cellular phone. (Source: Millions Will Expect Wireless Offerings from Retailers, Adam Sarner, 12 December 2000 GartnerResearch Copyright 2001)
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