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MIS Corporate Defence Solutions Gives Free OpenHand Trial for Festive Period

MIS Corporate Defence Solutions (MIS CDS) is offering a free trial for up to 5 weeks over the festive period of the most secure and cost effective mobile e-mail solution available, OpenHand.

Any company running MS Exchange can take advantage of this offer for any number of employees using a Windows based laptop, PocketPC, Palm OS3 and above or Sony Ericsson P800 or P900 smartphone or PDA starting from 6th December and ending on 11th January 2005. OpenHand is the perfect solution to save money on mobile e-mail over the Christmas period, the sooner users sign up, the longer they can take advantage of this free trial.

“Products such as RIM’s BlackBerry are helping to push up the numbers of remote e-mail users, but are also pushing up IT departments spend, but budgets are tight and this is a cost that many companies could do without,” says Graham Higginson, Managing Director of OpenHand. “With the Christmas period arriving, more employees will be wanting to access their e-mails from home, and with Blackberry charging users for the handheld device as well as a connection fee and gprs charges for every e-mail received, it will be a costly Christmas for many businesses.”

However, there is a more reasonably priced and secure alternative to Blackberry. OpenHand is the least expensive product of its sort on the market. There is no contract or monthly fee to pay. A one-off charge entitles users to a server licence and a number of user licenses which can be used on any supported platform.

Blackberry is based on synchronisation where e-mails are pushed over the air and contacts and calendar need to be synchronised at the desktop, this method can be time consuming, expensive and unsecure - if you lose your BlackBerry device, you lose all of the confidential data stored on it. OpenHand is a unique mobile e-mail solution which enables secure, real-time, remote access to; E-mail, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks.

Etienne Greef, Technology Director for MIS CDS says, “MIS CDS believes that in today’s competitive commercial arena it is imperative that organisations make it possible for their employees to work from anywhere at anytime, with the same speed and integrity as they would have in the office. We have evaluated a number of leading vendors in the ‘always on e-mail’ market and based on extensive research have found OpenHand as the most effective tool available.” Greeff continues, “The criteria for this research included; speed of access, level of security and operation cost. MIS CDS believes that these are all important factors to consider when selecting a mobile access solution and OpenHand is the best of breed solution in all of these areas.”

Brand - OpenHand Number of Users - 50 Avg. Cost per month for 1st year - £16.28

Brand - BlackBerry Number of Users - 50 Avg. Cost per month for 1st year - *£63.11

*BlackBerry Price based on first year access costs and device for 12 months supplied by T-Mobile. For price breakdown please call MIS CDS on 01622 723400

December is the perfect time to take advantage of this free trial with more users wanting to stay away from the office as they visit friends and family, but still needing to access e-mails. Discover how cost effective OpenHand really is by registering for your free trial this month.

For more information on OpenHand and how it works, or to register for your free 14 day trial go to or call 01622 723400 quoting ‘OpenHand Offer.’

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About MIS Corporate Defence Solutions
MIS CDS offers a full range of market leading security and mobile connectivity products and services. The organisation works in close partnerships with its customers to ensure that their networks, web sites and devices constantly retain optimum security, whilst keeping pace with their business requirements.

About OpenHand Software Ltd.
OpenHand Software Ltd develops and integrates mobile solutions to help Corporates, Telecoms and Government bodies increase productivity and improve efficiency by making it possible and practical to run business applications over mobile networks.

MIS CDS Press Contact
Caroline Tomlinson
01622 723419/07779 322947

OpenHand Press Contact
Linsey White
01753 893000

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