Other vendors have talked about it, but Gordano this week became the first to offer fully integrated SMS messaging capabilities in Gordano Messaging Suite (GMS).
On Tuesday, the U.K.-based vendor announced the addition of short messaging service (SMS) capabilities to its Messaging Suite of products.
With SMS, corporate e-mail users can receive SMS messages via their mobile phones and pagers, directly from their corporate e-mail account. The SMS feature integrates with Gordano's existing Web mail module, issuing alerts directly to phones when important e-mail or appointments are due.
In addition, this release of Gordano Messaging Suite allows end users to elect how they send and receive e-mail. An employee can specify whether he want to receive alerts of all e-mail via SMS or e-mail that meet certain criteria.
This release of GMS also features shared calendaring capabilities that work with SMS; automatic portation tools; and a variety of management add-ins on both the administrative and end-user level, such as improved reporting and updated virus scanning.
This is Gordano's first release since it announced its rebranding effort in late August. At that time the company announced Gordano Messaging Suite, which includes GMS Mail (the former NT Mail for Windows and GL Mail for Unix), GMS Anti-virus, GMS Anti-spam, and a variety of other modules that enterprises can purchase a-la-carte. The rebranding and repositioning was done to alleviate confusion over NT Mail and GL Mail (which are essentially the same product) and create a more cohesive product line, Brian Dorricott, managing director and CEO of Gordano told ServerWatch.