Legal eagles gain mobile access

Legal firm Watson Farley Williams is giving its staff mobile access to their calendars, contacts, and e-mail with a...

Legal firm Watson Farley Williams is giving its staff mobile access to their calendars, contacts, and e-mail with a synchronisation system working over the O2 network.

The move aims to increase staff productivity at the legal firm, which is a large global company specialising in various fields, including the maritime sectors. Initially, The company will provide instant e-mail and other data to staff working out of its London office.

Workers will be able to access data using Ericsson P800 smartphones over the O2 network, which is interfaced with the company’s mail server.

The mail server is able to send messages instantly to users after being modified with a solution from Extended Systems.

The system from this supplier is OneBridge Mobile Solutions Platform, which can be loaded onto any Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino mail server.

A spokeswoman at Extended Systems said Watson Farley Williams was considering rolling out the solution to other offices after the initial London installation.

OneBridge works on both GPRS (general packet radio service) and slower GSM networks. It is also sold in the UK by Orange, which supports it with Orange SPV E200 and Handspring Treo 600 smartphones. 

This article was part of Computer Weekly's enterprise mobile business channel, sponsored by Nokia

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