For much of the past decade, Todd Christy of Pyxis Mobile has been pushing the idea that mutual fund operators should conduct their business on mobile devices, such as the now obsolete Palm Pilot.

His first taker, in 2000, were the John Hancock funds. In the past 18 months, though, a monumental shift has taken place, says the Pyxis CEO and CTO. It's no longer corporations that are pressing Windows into their networks and, in turn, into the hands of their employees.

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