Anita Osterhaug

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Instant messaging (IM) has quickly evolved from a consumer phenomenon to a vital form of business communication. Organizations from banks to the U.S. Navy are recognizing IM's potential for person-to-person collaboration and communication. Now IM is showing promise as a means for person-to-application communication as well. The ubiquity of IM on wireless devices and networks, coupled with the science of "natural language," lets wireless users "talk" with applications in the home office the same way they talk to another person on their mobile phone's "buddy list." With an intuitive interface technology and with awareness of user "presence," enterprise IM (EIM) applications bring to bear all the benefits of wireless - personalized, location-based information and services and instant access - to extend real-time business processes to the farthest reaches of the wirele... (more)

Mobile Java

Java development is about to become a lot fancier on the inside, and mobile technology will be the catalyst... Mobile access to information is creating a whole new set of business opportunities and user expectations that will require multichannel delivery of personalized, real-time information and services. In the new market, businesses must come to the user, wherever he or she is, and no one business can provide the goods and services that users demand. In this user-centric market, businesses will use new kinds of applications and servers to integrate their information and servi... (more)