Breakaway Solutions, Aligo Plan Wireless B2B Apps

Breakaway Solutions Inc., a provider of
integrated strategy, e-business implementation and application hosting
solutions signed a letter of intent with mobile commerce solutions provider
and wireless ASP Aligo Inc. to jointly offer mobile commerce
solutions.


The solutions would be aimed at extending established B2B e-commerce
businesses from the desktop to wireless devices.


Financial arrangements were
not disclosed.


“We believe mobile commerce will become a critical complement of e- commerce
infrastructure,” said Vijay Manwani, chief technology officer of Breakaway Solutions
. “Aligo’s
Multiplatform Mobile Server software will serve as the foundation on which
Breakaway Solutions and Aligo will build B2B wireless applications.”


Breakaway Solutions operates 11 data centers in North America, Europe, Asia
and Australia.


Aligo’s technology supports Palm devices, cellular and WAP phones, and
pagers. The technology is designed to support, on a “plug-and-play” basis,
future wireless devices, browsers, protocols and other technology advances as
they hit the market.


“As they did for cell phones and PDAs, business users will lead the charge
into the mobile Internet, and it will be crucial for B2B companies to extend
their markets and services from the desktop to the ‘anywhere, anytime’
wireless world,” said David Shim, chief executive officer of Aligo.


The first jointly developed
apps are due out this summer, the companies said.

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