ANDERSEN CONSULTING AND NOKIA TEAM UP TO BUILD WIRELESS SOLUTIONS FOR CORPORATE CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE
Rapid Results for Organisations Operating at eSpeedLONDON and HELSINKI, November 1, 2000 - Andersen Consulting and Nokia today announced the launch of a global co-operation agreement to help corporations and service providers build their own Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-based wireless solutions. Andersen Consulting is a leading global management and technology consultancy, and Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications.
As part of this initiative, Andersen Consulting and Nokia will provide a packaged offering of world-class, proven wireless technologies and integration know-how to ensure rapid results for Global 2000 corporations and dot-coms companies who are incorporating wireless capabilities into their business functions. Additionally, both firms will dedicate personnel, software, training, knowledge and financial resources to develop intra- and inter-enterprise wireless solutions for their corporate clients. Nokia will also install the Nokia Activ Server in Andersen Consultings global network of Internet Centers of Excellence and Business Launch Centres making it available to Andersen Consultings clients.
With the increased mobility of their own work-force, customers and business partners, more companies are seeking the right solutions to wireless-enable their enterprise applications and eCommerce capabilities", said Risto Valtakari, partner, Andersen Consulting.
Our broad experience coupled with Nokias recognised leadership in enabling wireless intranets and extranets, will help our corporate clients build solutions that can incorporate the speed and ubiquitous connectivity of wireless applications to vastly increase customer satisfaction, efficiency, and productivity.
"The Nokia Activ Server is the worlds most mature WAP software product for enterprises and managed service providers, allowing them to quickly and easily implement professional WAP services, which results in enhanced productivity, increased customer satisfaction and rapid payback", said Gerhard Romen, Vice President of Strategic Software, Nokia Internet Communications.
"We look forward to working with Andersen Consulting and our joint customers to change the way the world does business, as companies welcome the addition of wireless connectivity to their information systems and to their business partners.
About Andersen Consulting
On January 1, 2001, Andersen Consulting, the $8.9 billion global management and technology consulting organization, will change its name to Accenture. The firm is reinventing itself to become the market maker, architect and builder of the new economy, delivering innovations that improve the way the world works and lives. More than 65,000 professionals in 48 countries deliver a wide range of specialized capabilities through service lines to clients across all industries. The firm brings an expanded range of solutions and services to clients through its network of businesses, including consulting and outsourcing business, operating companies, alliances and investments in ventures that employ innovative new technologies and business models. Its home page address is http://www.ac.com.
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Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is one of the most broadly held companies in the world with listings on six major exchanges.
About Nokia Activ Server
The Nokia Activ Server allows mission critical Internet-based information to be available on mobile devices. It connects WAP enabled mobile handsets to content and services hosted by Web servers or any other Intranet or Internet server securely and cost-effectively. The Nokia Activ Server converts HTML to WML automatically, adapts WAP content to match the characteristics of the end-user terminals, and provides powerful facilities to integrate or develop customized content filters. Automatic terminal adaptation relieves application developers from tailoring content for different devices separately. More information at http://www.nokia.com/corporate/wap
WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is an open global standard for communication between a mobile handset and the Internet or other computer application. WAP-based technology enables the design of advanced, interactive and real-time mobile services, such as mobile banking or Internet-based news services, which can be used in digital mobile phones or other mobile devices. The WAP specification
allows solutions from multiple suppliers to perform consistently and reliably for the end-user across digital networks. For more WAP information visit: http://www.wapforum.org