- March 3, 2010
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Funambol Expands BlueTie’s Popular SaaS Email and Business Collaboration Platform to Support Smartphones, Including BlackBerry, Win Mobile and iPhone, and Outlook
REDWOOD CITY, CA – March 3, 2010 – Funambol, the leading provider of open source mobile cloud sync and push email for billions of devices, today announced that BlueTie, a leader in email and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) collaboration services for businesses, has selected its push email and mobile cloud sync solution.
Enterprise and residential customers use BlueTie’s hosted email and collaboration platform to store and share their files, calendars, contacts, and email via the cloud. BlueTie’s SaaS offerings eliminate the need for clients to purchase their own expensive server equipment. With the addition of Funambol’s push email and PIM sync capabilities, BlueTie customers can now access their data and email through their BlackBerry, iPhone, and Windows Mobile devices. The solution also syncs with Microsoft Outlook.
“With technology advancing at an increasingly rapid rate, clients expect to have mobile email and sync functionality,” said Chris Alvaro, Senior Product Marketing Manager for BlueTie. “After evaluating a number of solutions, we chose Funambol because their platform provides great value and flexibility, enabling BlueTie to quickly roll out the best possible service for our customers.”
BlueTie is leading the industry with its adoption of Funambol’s technology. BlueTie now offers real-time push email, whereas most competing solutions do not. Push email is a key feature for users, who want immediate, automatic access to their email.
“It’s no secret that the future is mobile, and companies that do not adapt will be left behind,” said Fabrizio Capobianco, CEO of Funambol. “BlueTie has gained a significant edge and increased their value to customers by adding push email and mobile cloud sync capabilities. Companies that are not already pursuing mobile cloud services will soon be forced to play catch-up.”
BlueTie finalized the partnership with Funambol in late 2009, and BlueTie clients are able to utilize the new mobile capabilities immediately.
Funambol is the leading provider of mobile open source cloud sync and push email for billions of devices. Funambol open source software has been downloaded over three million times by 50,000 developers in 200 countries. The commercial version of Funambol has been deployed by the largest device manufacturers, mobile operators, portals, service providers and ISVs in the world, including AOL, 1&1, EarthLink and CA, Inc. Funambol is headquartered in Redwood City, California with R&D in Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.funambol.com. You can also follow Funambol on Twitter at http://twitter.com/funambol.