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Sybase iAnywhere Customer Duke University Health System Wins 2006 Mobile Impact™ Award


Duke University Health System Named Best in Mobile Security Category.

Dublin, CA. — October 13, 2006 — Sybase iAnywhere is pleased to announce that Duke University Health System is the recipient of the 2006 Mobile Impact™ Award in the Mobile Security category. The Mobile Impact Awards are presented by the Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA), a global advocacy group promoting the business benefits of workforce mobility to enterprise end users and decision makers. The prestigious awards honor leading enterprises for successful and innovative deployments of mobile enterprise solutions that successfully balance technology investments with business objectives. The six winners were announced Wednesday at the Yankee Group Mobilizing the Enterprise Summit in Boston, Massachusetts. More information about the Mobile Impact Awards program and the wining case studies may be found at

The Duke University Health System encompasses three hospitals and a range of outpatient facilities and physician practices. The Health System has approximately 11,100 full-time employees. Duke University Health System wanted to mobile-enable these workers, giving them the ability to access critical patient information and research materials on their PDAs. Sybase iAnywhere Afaria® frontline management software allowed Duke University Health System to proactively manage all the devices, applications, data and communications critical to their frontline users. They used Afaria’s abilities to manage software distribution and updates, provide access to current information, and enable device management and security from a centralized browser interface. The results of the mobile enterprise infrastructure managed and secured by Afaria are significant. Clinicians can now access and update patient information and applications from PDAs for more efficient and effective patient care. They have the ability to record and monitor medical student activities more efficiently as they are entered on school-issued PDAs. New applications can be pushed out to end-user PDAs and existing applications can be updated centrally and transparently. Most importantly with respect to mobile security, information is collected and securely exchanged between PDAs and back-end systems to protect patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

“Duke University Medical Center demonstrates ‘state of the art’ for enterprise mobility in 2006 with an innovative mobile deployment that balances technology investments with business objectives,” stated Daniel Taylor, managing director, MEA.

Mobile Impact Award nominations were submitted from around the world as case studies in seven categories. The entries were evaluated by an independent group of judges including leading editors and analysts Kara Gattine, managing editor of TechTarget’s SearchNetworking and SearchMobileComputing, Eugene Signorini of Yankee Group, Kitty Weldon of Current Analysis and Cliff Raskind of Strategy Analytics.

Awards were also made in the following categories: Field Service and Support, Sales Force Enablement, Mobile Office Solution, Extended Enterprise Computing and Connectivity, Mobile Security and Mobile Management. The winning case studies are posted on the MEA website at

About the Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA)

The Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA) is a nonprofit U.S. 501(c)(6) membership organization whose mission is to facilitate and encourage enterprise adoption of mobile workforce technologies, services and solutions. Filling the role of marketplace educator, the MEA publishes case studies, white papers, a monthly eNewsletter, the Mobile Enterprise Weblog, and the Mobility Water Cooler. In its third year, the MEA Mobile Impact™ Awards program collects, recognizes and publishes case studies of leading corporate mobility deployments. The MEA currently represents more than 1,500 members in 37 countries and is funded exclusively through dues from participating vendors, service providers and systems integrators. More information can be obtained at

About Sybase iAnywhere
Sybase iAnywhere enables success at the front lines of business. The company holds worldwide market leadership positions in mobile and embedded databases, mobile management and security, mobile middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth® and infrared protocol technologies. Tens of millions of mobile devices, millions of subscribers, and 20,000 customers and partners rely on the company’s “Always Available” technologies, including SQL Anywhere, Afaria, OneBridge, and the AvantGo mobile Internet service. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY).

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