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Shrinking The Server

Rosetta-Wireless wants road warriors to have easy access to files
Rosetta-Wireless wants road warriors to have easy access to files. The Chicago startup has created a wallet-sized wireless server that talks to the corporate server via cellular networks. The wireless intelligent personal server (Wips) lets people use a single sign-on to access network files with any device and any file format. "They can use a laptop or a Linux Pocket PC," Rosetta-Wireless president and co-founder Ed Bachner says.

Files are encrypted, and if Wips is lost or stolen, an IT administrator can issue a command that erases it. "It had to be simple to administer, or no CIO would be interested in buying it," says Bachner, a former Motorola engineer.

Bachner expects to have a test version of the device running by next September.