XcelleNet Gives Intel a Boost
The chipmaker's first mobile management software is based on XcelleNet's Afaria product. The product will allow system administrators to do all of the usual management tasks, such as downloading a new version of an application to a device, as well as a number of mobile-focused capabilities, such as bandwidth throttling, restarts, and byte-level, segmented delivery. The software supports the Windows CE, Pocket PC, and Palm operating systems.
Intel is taking on major players like Novell Inc. (Nasdaq: NOVL) in this increasingly active market (see Novell Makes Mobile Market Move). The only big name that is now missing from the mobile management party is Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT). As Unstrung reported back in July, Redmond is going to be late, with no mobile product expected before June 2003 (see Wakey Wakey, Microsoft!).
— Dan Jones, Senior Editor, Unstrung