19 September 2005

Oracle & Clickatell simplify global messaging

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The web service allows businesses using Oracle Application Server Wireless to immediately connect to Clickatell's global gateway to send their short message service (SMS) messages locally and around the world. The Clickatell gateway provides the largest mobile messaging coverage network in the world with connections to over 550 mobile network operators in 180 countries. It makes sending an SMS as simple as sending an email. Oracle Application Server Wireless allows businesses to easily extend existing enterprise applications to include messaging services to their customers and staff.

The introduction of Clickatell's web service allows businesses to send alerts and other messages in near real-time regardless of the recipient's location. Connection to the Clickatell gateway is quick and easy via the default web service and requires no additional software or drivers. And to gain the advantages of a global multi-network messaging network, businesses don't need to individually negotiate with and connect to mobile operators. In addition, businesses don't have to spend resources on getting the best performance from the connections as Clickatell actively monitors the networks and takes care of load balancing and message routing. Finally Clickatell's team of messaging experts and systems engineers is available via a 24 x 7 x 365 in-house service centre. "With an estimated 1,000 billion SMS messages set to be sent this year, businesses can't ignore the role that SMS plays in their corporate messaging strategy," said Pieter de Villiers, Clickatell CEO. "Our relationship brings together two leaders: Oracle in middleware and databases, and Clickatell in global messaging; and means that any Oracle user can simply and effectively enable their business for SMS." Clickatell is a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork and its mobile messaging web service will be demonstrated at Oracle OpenWorld this week.

About the Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork is a global business network of 15,000 companies who deliver innovative software solutions based on Oracle software. Through access to Oracle's premier products, education, technical services, marketing and sales support, the Oracle PartnerNetwork program provides partners with the resources they need to be successful in today's global economy. Oracle partners are able to offer customers leading-edge solutions backed by Oracle's position as the world's largest enterprise software company. Partners who are able to demonstrate superior product knowledge, technical expertise and a commitment to doing business with Oracle can qualify for the Oracle Certified Partner levels.

About Clickatell

We create a better world through technology, making commerce in chat accessible for everyone, everywhere. Consumers can now connect with brands to find goods and services, make purchases, track orders, and resolve issues with a simple text or chat. No need for cash, phone calls, in-person interactions, or apps. Founded in 2000 with now over 10,000 customers, Clickatell is powering the digital commerce transformation. Clickatell is headquartered in Silicon Valley, CA and has offices in Canada, South Africa, and Nigeria (www.clickatell.com).

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