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Palm Pilot Leaps From Hand To Server

With a speed that can only make Microsoft shudder, Palm Inc. is becoming a must-have business tool. The Palm Pilot has found its way, in fact, to the server. Palm on Tuesday released software that lets a Palm Pilot synch up with Windows NT servers, literally putting up-to-the-minute corporate data in employees' hands.

Palm HotSync server software provides management services such as centralized data backup and restoration, application deployment, configuration, and usage tracking. Packaged with the software is a Microsoft Exchange conduit, which integrates Exchange E-mail and calendar functions with the Palm's date book and mail apps.

VertexRSI, a unit of TriPoint Global Communications, a supplier of satellite and wireless communications products and services, participated in beta testing of the Palm HotSync server. VertexRSI network administrator Jason Menear gave the software to some sales-staff road warriors for a month to see if it could keep them in better touch with corporate databases. Menear says that VertexRSI, impressed with how the software integrated the Palm OS with Microsoft Exchange applications, is ready to buy it.

The server software and Microsoft Exchange conduit are available through Palm resellers. Pricing starts at $2,400 for up to five users for the server software, and the Microsoft conduit begins at $330 for up to five users.-

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