From Phoenix Technologies:
Phoenix FirstWare Assistant offers users access to critical business information from Microsoft Outlook in only a few seconds without booting the OS. This optimal productivity application extends Microsoft Outlook PIM data and email to our rapid-on, secure environment. Essentially, it turns a mobile PC into a PDA but without the need to carry a second device or to synchronize data. And if Outlook fails to boot, the user still has access to recent data because Phoenix FirstWare Assistant runs in support, yet independent of Microsoft Windows and Outlook.