London, UK – 19th November, 2008 – Globo, a leader in e-business solutions and an SaaS solutions provider, has announced that its pioneering CitronGO™ 'cloud' software will be available with 'Mood Settings'. For the first time, users will be able to choose a 'Business' setting, to filter through work emails and client phone calls, or choose a 'Personal' setting, to receive calls from family and friends, along with social networking updates – all on their existing handset. This will be available as part of CitronGO!™ 's offering and will eliminate the need for people to have two phones – one for business and one for personal use.
CitronGO!™ has been developed by Globo as an 'all-in-one' solution that provides ubiquitous computing on a 'single screen' and on the device of choice – regardless of manufacturer, vendor or network. One of CitronGO!™ 's key advantages is that it synchronises – via push technology – data over the air on almost all mobile handsets, creating a unique layer of interaction with hundreds of services such as email, calendars, contacts, instant messaging, folders and more. The new enhancements aim to create a better User Experience that will give users the flexibility to activate and de-activate 'Business' or 'Personal' settings whenever they choose so that only communication relevant to that setting will be 'pushed' to their mobile device.
In the words of Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, CEO and Founder of Globo: "Our research shows that employers will pay a significant amount of money to make their employees truly mobile. But for all of us there are times when we need to ensure that we preserve the space between our personal life and our professional life. CitronGO!™ first redefined the mobile space by integrating business with social utilities, and now it puts cell phone users back in control by giving them the flexibility to connect or disconnect with their work and personal communication on their existing device.
"We've enhanced CitronGO!™ 's existing offering by creating an extra, intuitive layer, which means the function of the device ultimately becomes the choice of the cell phone user. While some are happy to receive work-related emails and phone calls late into the night or at the weekend that is not the case for everyone. Our new development gives the choice to the cell phone user. He or she will be able to set their 'Business' account as 'active' from Monday to Friday – and from nine until five – and then the 'Personal' account will automatically come into effect the rest of the time."
CitronGO!™ can be accessed via an individual's existing cell phone, PC or PDA, enabling a professional or personal user to interact with email, calendars and contacts applications. CitronGO!™ 's 'Mood Settings' solution is currently in beta testing.
CitronGO!™ will be available on a 'Software as a Service' basis, enabling telecoms providers, operators, cell phone manufacturers ISPs, and OEMs to offer CitronGO!™ to their customers as part of a bundled service. Businesses will be able to incorporate CitronGO!™ into their corporate infrastructure as a fully licensed model to offer these same benefits to their employees for use on their corporate cell phones. Software companies and resellers will be able to provide the service as a third party. Globo will also enable CitronGO!™ to be downloadable directly via the Globo website.
About Globo plc
GLOBO plc was admitted to AIM in December 2007 (LSE-AIM: GBO). Founded in 1997 by Konstantinos Papadimitrakopoulos and headquartered in Halandri, Athens, Globo has established itself as one of the market leaders in the European ICT market. It provides e-business and telecom software products and related services to both the private and governmental sectors. Globo has also developed and operates broadband wired and wireless networks. This activity has led it to become one of the largest e-business software and S.a.a.S. vendors in Greece. For further information please go to www.globoplc.com or contact:
IBA – PR for Globo
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