Capgemini launches @Anyplace Access

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Integrated Wi-Fi solution

Capgemini, one of the world's foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, has introduced a new
business model for the Wi-Fi market. Enterprises that are building integrated Wi-Fi service platforms can reap the benefits of cost-saving enterprise mobility solutions and branded revenue-generating public Wi-Fi services, significantly enhancing their profitability.

@Anyplace Access is a fully secure, end-to-end, integrated Wi-Fi platform solution based upon open standards technology from Cisco and Intel, combined with a portfolio of innovative value-added solutions from four European partners - Appear Networks, Aptilo Networks, Birdstep and The Cloud.

With @Anyplace Access, enterprises can use a single Wi-Fi infrastructure to deploy services for their guests and their employees. For example, a train operating company can offer public WLAN access inside its stations, to generate new revenues and enhance the quality of its service. Using the same WLAN infrastructure, the company can deliver wireless applications to its frontline personnel, turning the network into a productivity tool.

Pieter Zylstra, Head of Capgemini's global Wi-Fi initiatives, stated "In the coming years the Wi-Fi market will be dominated by services, and access will become nothing more than a commodity. Profitable Wi-Fi operations will require technologies that companies like Appear Networks, Aptilo, Birdstep and The Cloud are offering. In order to sustain our position as a global mobility leader, we clearly view the construction of such an ecosystem as a key component of mobility transformation programs for our customers."

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