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iPass, IBM connect on mobile access

The companies are teaming up to sell iPass' remote connectivity services to Big Blue's ThinkPad customers.

IBM and iPass are working together to sell iPass' remote connectivity services to IBM's ThinkPad customers in North America, the companies announced late Wednesday. Financial details of the partnership were not disclosed.

iPass provides corporate employees with several means--including dial-up, Ethernet and wirelessly using Wi-Fi technology--of securely and remotely connecting to company networks. IBM will promote iPass' service to it business notebook customers. IBM held the No. 4 spot in the U.S. notebook market in 2003, behind Dell, Hewlett-Packard and Toshiba, according to research firm IDC.