REDWOOD SHORES, CALIFORNIA (09/08/2000) - Companies that use application aggregator Jamcracker Inc.'s services can now give their employees access to applications almost anywhere they roam.
Application aggregators collect applications from a variety of service providers and present them to users through one portal.
Jamcracker unveiled an alliance with access provider iPass late last month that will let Jamcracker integrate iPass' Managed Access service into its own product portfolio. Through a global network spanning 150 countries and more than 8,000 points of presence, iPass lets mobile users access corporate networks and the Internet through a local dial-up or ISDN connection. Companies subscribing to the new Jamcracker service can avoid having to maintain their own roaming dial-up agreements or paying long-distance charges for employees accessing applications outside the local calling area of their dial-up numbers.
The Managed Access service also includes centralized configuration and management of client software, user lists and security policies, all of which will be handled by Jamcracker.
The company also announced partnerships with service providers BizTone.com Inc., Icarian Inc. and OpenAir.com Inc. last month, allowing Jamcracker to add services such as billing, accounting, workforce management and recruiting to its portfolio.