Microsoft, Compaq Partner for Mobile Internet Services
- By Scott Bekker
and Compaq Computer Corp.
announced that they will
collaborate to deliver next-generation hardware, software, and services to
mobile network operators and enterprise customers. The companies will work
together on the marketing and selling of Microsoft’s mobile Internet services
and software ready-loaded on Compaq’s ProLiant servers.
Microsoft and Compaq have been working closely on the
commercial rollout of solutions based on Microsoft’s Internet Cellular Smart
Access (ICSA) platform to mobile network operators worldwide. ICSA is Microsoft’s
platform for delivering value-added subscriber services, including optimized
This week’s announcement adds to that collaboration, in
which the companies will work with customers on a beta trial of Microsoft
Mobile Information 2001 Server, around which Compaq’s Global Services is building
a professional practice. – Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.