Mobile solutions showcase


  • Business
  • Friday, 18 Jul 2003

BY P.W. THONG

THE upcoming Maxis Solutions Unplugged Conference and Showcase 2003 will feature the latest mobile business solutions and applications that are now available to the Malaysian business community. 

Maxis Communications Bhd senior manager and head of business alliance for enterprise business solution Jeffrey Ooi said the event aimed to provide local businesses with a host of solutions and applications that telecommunication companies and its partners had established through a network of global partnerships called mobile enterprise solutions (MES) programme. 

“The applications and solutions showcased are practical and relevant and available for commercial use. These will not be concept products that will only come tomorrow. 

“They are already here today, helping to enhance the competitiveness, efficiency and productivity of any business organisations,'' Ooi told StarBiz in an interview. 

The event, to be held in Kuala Lumpur on July 29 and 30, would see 29 Maxis solution partners displaying innovative solutions from business mobility to wireless enterprise. Each partner is expected to showcase two to five types of products. 

From left: Jeffrey Ooi, Luke Long, Alex Fong and Paul Yap at the briefing.

The companies that would showcase their solutions include Ericsson (M) Sdn Bhd, Hewlett-Packard Sales (M) Sdn Bhd, IBM Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Microsoft (M) Sdn Bhd and Nokia (M) Sdn Bhd. 

Those participating in the conference include EXACT Consulting Sdn Bhd, Getronics Solutions (M) Sdn Bhd, GHL Systems Bhd, Heitech Padu Bhd and Optegra Sdn Bhd. 

The conference will also feature Malayan Banking Bhd, ProJET Malaysia Sdn Bhd and AirAsia Sdn Bhd that have successfully adopted business solutions from MES. 

Microsoft Malaysia director (product marketing group) Alex Fong said the company would unveil for the first time its latest version of Microsoft Office System 2003, Microsoft Exchange 2003 and Microsoft Outlook 2003, which would be shipped to Malaysia by October. 

As for Nokia, the company would showcase its latest products such as a surveillance camera that was built on a mobile platform solution called Nokia observation camera. 

Nokia Malaysia senior manager for mobile phones and mobile entry products Paul Yap said the company would also showcase Nokia 3 connectivity termina that enabled remote control and monitoring via a mobile phone. 

Optegra chief executive Luke Long said the local software company planned to showcase its mobile software suites that enabled companies to mobilise critical enterprise applications such as e-mail and sales automation. 

Ooi of Maxis said the conference was expected to draw about 2,000 participants, doubling last year's participation.  

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