A recently established Finnish mobile operator, DNA Finland Ltd., offers its enterprise
customers a WAP service that enables users to access their enterprise email accounts and
calendars with GSM and GPRS phones. The service, named dna Työpöytä ("dna Desk"), is
delivered to DNA Finland by Smartner Information Systems Ltd., a software and professional
services company specializing in mobile software solutions targeted for operators. Smartner’s
solution is the first operator-hosted mobile service worldwide that connects to enterprise
email and calendar systems in both GSM and GPRS networks.
Vast numbers of employees need to access the enterprise mail and calendar servers when they are
not in the office. DNA’s mobile service, delivered by Smartner, enables users to access their
enterprise email accounts and calendars with a mobile phone. Hosted and administered by the
operator, the mobile email and calendar service is a cost-effective and easily available solution for
the enterprise customer. In Smartner’s solution a connector featuring an SSL encrypted connection
from the enterprise server to the dna Työpöytä service is installed in the enterprise premises from a
The dna Työpöytä service is comprised of Smartner’s enabling mobile portal technology and two
wireless applications, Smartner Email Extender and Smartner Calendar Extender. "Thanks to
Smartner's existing software components, DNA is able to launch the service within a short period of
time. With the help of Smartner’s professional services we will also train our staff and fine-tune the
delivery process," says Joonas Hyyppä, Product Group Manager of DNA Finland Ltd.
Designed for enterprise use, dna Työpöytä enables employees to access their enterprise email
accounts and calendars with a WAP browser. The service features all standard email and calendar
functions. The calendar functions in real time, as a result of which co-workers can immediately see
the changes made to the calendar. While sending emails and invitations to events, it is also possible
to browse the address list in order to check the contact information of the attendees. The service
can be used with Nokia 6210, Nokia 7210 and Ericsson R320 WAP phones, as well as with the
Motorola T260 GPRS phone.
The market for mobile business services is emerging. Research by companies such as Arthur
Andersen, Merrill Lynch, and Goldman Sachs in 2000 estimated that the global market for mobile
applications will grow to USD 11,6 billion by 2003 - more than 20 times the size of the market today.
In a survey conducted by Smartner in November 2000, nearly half of Finnish small and medium-sized
enterprises considered that mobile access to email will become necessary for them during the
year 2001, and over 80 per cent thought that this will be the case within the next two years.
- Smartner Information Systems Ltd., President and CEO Robert Rasmus
Tel. +358-40-779 8228, email email@example.com
- DNA Finland Ltd., Product Group Manager Joonas Hyyppä
Tel. +358-44-044 4242, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Smartner Information Systems Ltd. is a software and professional services company founded in 1999. Based
in Helsinki, Smartner offers its technology competence for operators and other application service providers
(ASPs), who want to respond to the needs of mobile business services in an agile and intelligent way.
DNA Finland Ltd. is a new nationwide mobile operator providing user-friendly services both for businesses
and consumers by exploiting the GSM/GPRS technology. DNA Finland Oy is owned by 36 local telephone
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