Nextel, IBM Forge Alliance, CRM Deal
Jan 18, 2002, 2:26 PM by (staff)
Nextel and IBM announced today an alliance to develop mobile solutions for large U.S. corporations, as well as an eight-year, $1.2 billion customer service outsourcing agreement. IBM will join with TeleTech Holdings Inc. to manage Nextel's six customer care centers. The transition of the centers will occur during the first quarter of 2002. Nextel said the two agreements are expected to reduce its future costs by more than $1 billion over the eight-year term, as well as boost revenues through the deployment of new wireless data services.
PMA and A4WP Rebrand As the AirFuel Alliance
The Power Matters Alliance and Alliance for Wireless Power today announced plans to fully merge organizations under the AirFuel Alliance brand. The standard-bearers for wireless charging agreed to work together earlier this year, and today's rebranding is the final step in the process of creating a single consortium committed to improving the standards for and experience of wireless charging.
Apple Joins Forces with IBM to Bring iOS To Enterprise
Apple and IBM today announced a partnership that will see more business-oriented apps developed for iOS, and IBM selling iPhones and iPads directly to its large corporate customers. The two companies will jointly develop the apps, of which there will be about 100, targeted as various industries.
Apple and IBM Release First Wave of Enterprise Apps
Apple and IBM have followed through on an announcement made earlier this year and delivered a range of mobile applications aimed at large businesses. The IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps rely on IBM's cloud services, which bring data and analytics tools to enterprise users of Apple's iPhone and iPad.
AT&T Finalizes Nextel Mexico Acquisition
AT&T today said it has completed its acquisition of Nextel Mexico. Nextel Mexico covers 76 million customers across the country.