A Cyber Arsenal For Road Warriors

From wakeup calls to online office space, the Net has it all

It's a road warrior's nightmare. You don't get your hotel wake-up call, and you oversleep. Leah Lim can tell you all about it. On Oct. 4, the consultant for Simul-Task Computing, a Philadelphia systems-integration firm, asked for a morning call at a Hilton hotel near Dulles International Airport, outside of Washington. It was supposed to come at 7 a.m., but she staggered out of bed on her own a half hour later and was late for a meeting. The next day she didn't depend on the hotel operator. Instead, she logged on to the Web and set up an automated wake-up phone call to her room from an Internet company she had heard about called iPing Inc. It worked flawlessly.

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