The service is offered as part of a unified communications package that also includes hardware and air time for mobile phone service, local and long-distance phone service, and broadband Internet access. Currently available in Atlanta, plans are to roll it out in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego and San Francisco.
Dell, meanwhile, is in the process of acquiring MessageOne for $155 million in cash. MessageOne focuses on e-mail continuity, compliance, archiving, and disaster recovery services. The service is aimed at large companies but can be scaled down for small and midsize companies, said Steve Schuckenbrock, president of Dell Global Services. Dell will make the MessageOne service part of its ProSupport suite of IT support services.InformationWeek, ChannelWeb