GoRemote Mobile Office is designed to provide workers with wired and wireless connectivity options from one interface. Under the new deal, users can initiate free VoIP phone calls on their PDAs or laptops. "A group of salespeople could talk while they're entering orders and doing business from a remote location," says GoRemote president and CEO Tom Thimot.
Skype closed a similar deal in May with Fiberlink, a GoRemote competitor. "Skype is becoming the go-to provider of voice services for the [network] aggregators, and this will help its positioning in the business market," says Current Analysis analyst Kathryn Weldon.
And through a deal with Boingo, more than 45 million Skype customers can make Internet phone calls using Boingo's Wi-Fi hot-spots.
With eBay Inc.'s planned acquisition of Skype, VoIP will move to online auctioneers. EBay sees VoIP becoming part of the E-commerce experience.
5 Top Federal Initiatives For 2015As InformationWeek Government readers were busy firming up their fiscal year 2015 budgets, we asked them to rate more than 30 IT initiatives in terms of importance and current leadership focus. No surprise, among more than 30 options, security is No. 1. After that, things get less predictable.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?