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ARC Going Mobile

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada ARC Business Solutions Inc. (ARC) is excited to announce a new line of business specifically focused on mobile ‘business’ solutions. Andrew Smith, Director of Strategic Initiatives, envisions solutions that: “… enables executives and employees to complete business tasks and review timely information while on-the-go in a boardroom, at a worksite, or around the world. You can take your business with you on a tablet and have the important changes you seek and need for effective business decisions/actions. Envision an iPad with your daily folder updates throughout the day, your schedule is front and center; quick access to email inbox, offline access to web content; sign and submit documents with your finger; review or annotate PDF documents stored in SharePoint; locate your peers and your corporate locations anytime; and assure that your IT folks approve the software that’s running under the hood – both from a technology stack and security viewpoint”.

ARC is current focused on these key mobile tablet technology foundations:

• Apple’s iPad 1&2: iOS 4.3 (soon iOS 5), Objective C, XCode

Motorola Xoom: Android (Honeycomb), Java 6, Dalvik VM, Eclipse (in development)

Cloud Services: Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2) - Amazon, Heroku (Platform as a Service), Ruby on Rails

Specific industry verticals of interest are:

Oil and Gas

Energy

Construction

Government

Specific mobile application areas (i.e., business use/solutions) include:

Business Executive access to

o document repositories

o corporate and competitive news, press releases

Field workers access to

o operation data

o geo-location asset data

o document repositories

Thin-application access to read, respond and create Outlook e-mails, calendar events, and contacts

Organizational points of interested including opt-in colleague and partner tracking (GPS)

ARC’s mobile team consists of a cross-section of experienced IT professionals including:

Senior Product Manager/Business Consultant

Senior Project Manager

Architect (mobile apps, cloud services)

Senior Developer (iOS, Android, Blackberry Objective C, Java)

Intermediate Developers (Objective C, Java)

Junior Quality Analyst/Control, Business Analyst (Objective C, Java)

Customers/projects/prototypes to date have included …

Client Proof of Concept(PoC)

o Prototypes of applied, demonstrable solutions in specific areas of business

Internal Product Component development

o Thin Email, Calendar, and Contacts functionality

o Thorough Annotation functionality

o “Read Later” functionality for offline access to information

o SharePoint integration

o Multi-feed News Reader

o Optional: Cloud storage

o Geo-location of static and dynamic points of interest

About ARC Business Solutions Inc.

ARC operates out of 4 regions in Canada Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto and Regina - and services a broad base of private and public sector clients distributed across North America. Service delivery is focused in five main technology solution verticals: Professional Services (software development lifecycle, management consulting, etc.), Enterprise Content Management (document and records management solutions), Utility Sector Consulting, Mobile Business Solutions, and Managed Services (‘service desk’ assistance to small and medium sized businesses; Microsoft Certified Infrastructure). Toward providing effective business solutions and value for customers, ARC has positioned itself as a reseller/certified partner with a variety of software companies, and has applied experience in core technologies such as: Oracle, Java, .NET, and content management specialization in Captiva/Documentum, FileNet and SharePoint.

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Press Contact:

Cole Harvey

Director, Corporate Communications

Phone: 780 702 5022 x.108

charvey@arcbus.com

www.arcbus.com

 
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