Messaging French and Spanish style
AVT Corp., a provider of unified communications solutions in Kirkland, Wash., has expanded its European market offerings with new editions of CallXpress unified messaging in French and Spanish for Microsoft Outlook/Exchange and in French for Lotus Notes/Domino. More updates and editions in German, French and Spanish will be released soon.
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New software development kit available
Extended Systems, a mobile data management and wireless connectivity solutions company in Boise, Idaho, has released a new software development kit designed to address the burgeoning trend of Web-based personal information management portals. Called XTNDConnect PC Web PIM SDK, it presents application service providers and corporate enterprise customers with a solution to easily set up and maintain Web portals, enabling users to store and edit contact, appointment and task information from any Internet-connected PC or portable device, the company said. XTNDConnect PC Web PIM SDK is designed to synchronize mobile device information such as calendar, contact and task information to Internet portal databases.www.extendedsystems.com
CGAtlantic and Motorola team up on wireless
CGAtlantic, a New York City technology solutions provider, has become a reseller partner for Motorola, a telecommunications company in Schaumburg, Ill. The two companies aim to offer growing businesses a wider variety of options of turnkey wireless communications solutions. By extending its outreach, Motorola will now make it possible for small- to medium-sized businesses to exchange enterprise e-mail on the go, update servers from remote locations and retrieve critical files from office networks.As a Motorola reseller, CGAtlantic combines its networking and messaging systems expertise to provide its customers wireless communications solutions with Motorola's emailVclient encrypted wireless e-mail software, Timeport P935 two-way devices and the Motorola Messaging Server. CGAtlantic specializes in providing messaging systems and groupware integrations, Internet technology solutions, applications hosting and traditional enterprise networking to a broad list of clientele that includes fashion and finance customers. The emailVClient software enables access to Lotus Notes, Netscape Enterprise Mail, Microsoft Exchange and IMAP e-mail systems.www.motorola.com
Survey finds WebCT most popular
A new study by McGraw-Hill Ryerson examining technology and student success has found that WebCT is the leading course management system in Canada. The survey of 681 higher education faculty from across the country found that, of those who reported using a CMS, WebCT, Ottawa, Ontario, is the most popular brand, with a 66% share of the Canadian market. Blackboard, the second most popular brand, trailed WebCT with a 12% share. McGraw-Hill Ryerson's PageOut was third, with 7%; Lotus LearningSpace was fourth, with 5%; The Learning Manager was fifth, with 3%; and FirstClass was sixth, with 2%. ECollege, Topclass, Prometheus, and Virtual Campus followed, with a 1% share each. These and other findings of the Technology and Student Success study were presented at the first of the McGraw-Hill Ryerson 2001 Education Technology Conference Series.www.webct.com/company
Interliant offers IBM e-commerce suite
Interliant Inc., an application service provider in Purchase, N.Y., is now offering IBM's WebSphere Commerce Suite, Version 5.1, as part of its integrated electronic commerce solution, INIT COMMERCE. The new offering should allow developers, integrators and consultants to quickly and securely create fully function electronic commerce Web sites, Interliant said. As an IBM Global Alliance Partner, and one of the first certified IBM Worldwide Hosting Advantage Partners, Interliant offers managed and dedicated hosting for the entire spectrum of WebSphere Commerce Solutions. These fully managed services include hardware, operating system, and application management and monitoring; network management and monitoring; and operating bandwidth.www.interliant.com To include your announcement in Quick Takes, e-mail Beth Quimby, news editor