Sybase iAnywhere Teams Up With One of the Largest Nokia Intellisync Certified Partners In North America
Sybase iAnywhere Nokia Intellisync Migration Program to Support Concept Connections Customers
DUBLIN, CALIF. — Sybase iAnywhere today announced that Concept Connections, one of the largest Nokia Intellisync Certified Expert Mobility Partners in North America, is extending its customer support around business mobility solutions through the Sybase® iAnywhere® Nokia Intellisync Migration Program. The partnership is aimed at supporting businesses that were affected by Nokia’s decision to stop the development and marketing of its behind-the-firewall business mobility solutions. The program offers Nokia Intellisync customers free copies of select mobile middleware components, including wireless email, device management and security.
“This program could not have come at a better time for our customers,” said Mark Rebert, Managing Director, Concept Connections. “Our partnership with Sybase iAnywhere will enable our customers to continue with their strategic mobility projects through a cost-effective migration path to the industry’s leading mobile middleware solutions. We’re seeing a high level of interest and expect many of our Intellisync customers to utilize the program.”
Sybase has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant in its Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wireless E-Mail Software, May 2008i and 2008 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms.ii Sybase was also recently recognized as a top mobile middleware market leader for the sixth consecutive year by IDC.iii
The Sybase iAnywhere migration program offers Nokia Intellisync customers the following key mobile middleware components:
* Heterogeneous Wireless Email offers mobilization of business and workflow processes, such as approvals, to be integrated with wireless email on a wide range of devices (Symbian, Windows Mobile, iPhone), as well as backend groupware systems (Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange)
* Comprehensive Device Management and Security including software distribution, inventory configuration enforcement, OS patch updates and remote control for both laptops and handhelds from a single web-based console
* Unique Outbound Connection Model that facilitates highly-secure communications with mobile devices connecting into the corporate network without requiring any open inbound ports
“We are extremely pleased to partner with Concept Connections to help their Nokia Intellisync customers continue the development and deployment of strategic mobile solutions,” said Terry Stepien, president, Sybase iAnywhere. “Our goal with the Nokia Intellisync Migration program is to protect mobility investments and prepare businesses to meet the demands of the mobile enterprise today and in the future.”
About Nokia Intellisync Migration Program
Sybase is offering existing Nokia Intellisync customers free copies of selected Sybase products (iAnywhere Mobile Office and Afaria®) with a minimum purchase of one year of support. Sybase’s migration program is available for a limited time. For more information, please visit: www.sybase.com/nokia.
About Concept Connections
Concept Connections was founded in 2004 to help businesses streamline communication through the utilization of advanced wireless technology to assist in lowering monthly expenditures, improving efficiency, and providing excellent customer service. Concept Connections has a national award winning service team providing consultation to implementation and on-going support of wireless mobility solutions. Concept Connections is a Sybase Channel Alliance Partner and has value added relationships with AT&T Wireless, Jasper Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA, Vericom Technologies, Verizon Wireless, and the Wyless Group. To contact Concept Connections, please call 1-888-726-6237.
About Sybase iAnywhere
iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE:SY), 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 email, mobile middleware and synchronization, and Bluetooth® and infrared protocol technologies. Sybase iAnywhere plays an important role in the Sybase Unwired Enterprise strategy, which focuses on managing and mobilizing information from the data center to the point of action. Tens of millions of mobile devices and over 20,000 customers and partners rely on the company’s “Always Available” technologies, including Sybase Unwired Platform, SQL Anywhere, Afaria and iAnywhere Mobile Office. For more information, visit: www.sybase.com/ianywhere. Read Sybase blogs: http://blogs.sybase.com.
Sybase, iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, Information Anywhere, Afaria, and SQL Anywhere are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America. The Bluetooth trademark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by iAnywhere is under license. All other company and product names mentioned may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.
Special Note: References to Sybase iAnywhere mean iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. Statements concerning iAnywhere Solutions’ product market, relationships with its customers and new products are forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Factors that could ultimately affect such statements are detailed from time to time in Sybase’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on the Company’s web site).
About the Gartner Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrants are copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc. and are 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.
i Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Wireless E-Mail Software Market, Publication Date: 29 May 2008, by Monica Basso, ID Number: G00157091.
ii Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms, Publication Date: 18 December 2008, by William Clark and Michael J. King, ID Number: G00162969.
iii Worldwide Mobile Middleware 2008-2012 Forecast and 2007 Vendor Shares (IDC # 215391, December 2008)
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