Wireless  

HP adds push e-mail software to iPaq 

Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co. introduced the latest HP iPaq handheld, a device with the ability to receive e-mail wirelessly using new “push” e-mail functionality from Microsoft. 

In addition, the HP iPAQ hw6900 Mobile Messenger provides customers with a mobile phone, access to Wi-Fi wireless hotspots, data networks, digital content and services and enhanced security.

The Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0-based Messaging and Security Feature Pack enables HP iPaq hw6900 customers to automatically receive new e-mail, calendar items, tasks or contacts without incurring additional e-mail middleware expenses.

The hw6900 has five wireless technologies so customers can stay connected through Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS, IrDA SIR and Bluetooth, which also offers wireless communication with other Bluetooth devices such as headsets, printers and automobile hands-free kits.

Additional built-in features of the HP iPaq hw6900 include both a keyboard and a 1.3-megapixel HP Photosmart camera on select models for capturing photos and videos to share wirelessly. Built-in GPS receiver and navigation applications also are standard. For customers in North America, Microsoft Pocket Streets 2006 comes installed to provide basic navigation assistance and a 60-day free trial of Navteq Software and Maps is included on CD to provide voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation. 

Available now through HPShopping.ca, and authorized resellers, the HP iPaq hw6950 (without camera) and hw6955 (with camera) Mobile Messenger have a suggested retail price of $649 and $699, respectively.

Data Management 

EMC offers Documentum for OEM market

EMC Corp. launched an embeddable enterprise content management (ECM) platform – EMC Documentum OEM Edition – specially tailored for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market.

Documentum OEM Edition contains a preconfigured version of the EMC Documentum Content Server and has the same functionality and API as the version sold to enterprise customers. The platform is suited to the needs of the host application and optimized for typical usage profiles in a resource-restricted environment. It also comes with a silent installer for easier embedding into the host application without introducing any new dependencies.

Partners who purchase EMC Documentum OEM Edition can also leverage a range of programs for building applications and solutions integrated with the Documentum platform through the EMC Velocity2 Technology and ISV Program. Benefits encompass technical support, access to training, application interoperability testing and certification. Specific benefits include the EMC Content Management Developer Network, a technical resource for a community of more than 40,000 developers that provides technical know-how and keeps users abreast of content management news.  It also includes 

EMC Application Developer Program – Helps ISVs, VSPs and SIs target, set of support programs to assist OEMs in building their applications on top of the Documentum platform and to enable them to provide first levels of support with a seamless escalation process back to the EMC Documentum support group.

Security 

Big Blue pitches security to SMBs

IBM announced security software built for small and mid-size organizations that wish to establish a single password to log on to organizations outside of their internal network, and to more effectively manage identities across their infrastructure.

IBM Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway is designed to bring enterprise-level federated identity to smaller organizations that need to connect with larger organizations securely via the Web for reasons such as an independent retailer checking inventory, an insurance company branch requiring access to parent company resources or a service provider needing to sell new services such as a ringtone.

Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway does not rely on proprietary interfaces that tightly bind business applications to the federation software. The software provides interoperability with federation partners using federated identity standards and specifications, including SAML and Web Services standards. Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway also provides audit logs, tracking and incident reports – as well as security best practices – to meet corporate and regulatory compliance policies.

Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway has a server-based pricing model, enabling clients to start with single application.

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