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Sybase Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms Magic Quadrant


DUBLIN, CALIF. — Sybase, Inc. today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms, 2008i. Gartner states, “We’ve renamed the multichannel access gateway market to the mobile enterprise application platform market, reflecting its maturation, Apple’s entry, and the move of mobile tools and platforms to the application development mainstream. More-stringent requirements have narrowed the number of vendors.”

“We believe our position in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner’s Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform Magic Quadrant reinforces our ability to provide value to enterprises that want to mobilize key business applications and processes,” said Raj Nathan, Chief Marketing Officer, Sybase. “From our perspective, Gartner’s evaluation is also a testament to our unwavering commitment to our Unwired Enterprise vision and our unique position within the marketplace to deliver upon it. As one of the first mobile enterprise software providers, Sybase has witnessed increasing demand in the number of enterprises that want to take advantage of the power of information anywhere, on any device.”

Gartner provides the “Rule of Three,” which states that “multichannel gateway approaches offer significant advantages in three situations: (1) when there are three or more applications, (2) when there are three or more targeted OSs or platforms, and (3) when they involve the integration of three or more back-end systems.”

“As a developer of mobile workforce applications centered on workflow and business processes, we needed a versatile and reliable synchronization component,” said Stefan Christen, Global Project Manager, Swiss1mobile. “While evaluating vendor partnerships, Sybase was the clear choice because of their mobile enterprise expertise, strong product line, and market leadership.”

“Our primary focus at MobileDataforce is to provide mobile applications that bridge the gap between the office and the field, so we require a partner capable of serving as the synchronization foundation of our platform PointSync,” said Mike Freeman, CEO, MobileDataforce. “After evaluating all the leading database and mobile middleware solutions, Sybase clearly stood out in terms of synchronization capabilities, interoperability, and security.”

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About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted December 18, 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Sybase
Sybase is the largest enterprise software and services company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information. With our global solutions, enterprises can extend their information securely and make it useful for people anywhere using any device. The world’s most critical data in commerce, communications, finance, and government runs on Sybase. For more information, visit

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i Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms, Publication Date: 18 December 2008, by William Clark and Michael J. King, ID Number: G00162969.


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