Apptix, a premiere provider of on-demand messaging and collaboration solutions for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs), today announced it is teaming with Motorola to jointly offer hosted mobile email targeted to SMB customers across the United States and Canada.
This SMB-focused solution will include the new Moto , Apptix Hosted Exchange, and a voice and data service plan. Under the agreement, Apptix will offer the solution through its direct Web channels, ASP-One and MailStreet. Both companies will work together to offer the solution through additional retail and financial services channels that service the SMB market.
“As Motorola expands its seamless mobility strategy into the Small and Medium-sized Business category, we are excited to team with Apptix to address this important and growing market,” said Bruce Hawver, corporate vice president, Motorola Mobile Devices. “Apptix and Motorola have a common vision of seamless voice and data access enabling small and medium-sized businesses to improve customer satisfaction and productivity by utilizing the Motorola Q with Apptix’s email hosting solutions.”
Apptix offers an ideal mobile messaging solution that includes email features such as shared calendars, public folder access and email synchronization. With Apptix’s 24x7x365 management, customers have constant IT administration and management of front-end tasks such as adding or deleting mailboxes, setting up distribution lists and public folders and changing account permissions.
“Our SMB customers are constantly seeking opportunities to provide their workforce with the capability to be connected – while on the go – which is mandatory in this age of ubiquitous computing,” said Amir Hudda, CEO of Apptix. “This alliance with Motorola allows us to help provide our SMB customers with a convenient on-line process to secure their device, wireless service, and hosted email solution from a single source. Additionally, the alliance will allow us to drive sales of an end-to-end mobile email solution through existing and newly developed SMB sales channels.”
The Motorola Q debuted in May. The smartphone features a QWERTY keyboard and runs on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 software. The ultra-thin handset also comes equipped with integrated Bluetooth 1.2, audio and video format support, password authentication, e-mail synchronization features, corporate application access, standard desktop document view support and a host of entertainment capabilities, including music and video playback, Web browsing and instant messaging.
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