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28% productivity increase with Birdstep SafeMove


Deployment of Birdstep SafeMove Secure Mobility Solution has increased the time available to productive work by 28% in the administrative area of the emergency aid department at Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa

Oslo, November 2007 - Birdstep Technology ASA, the leading provider of secure seamless connectivity and mobility software for laptop, PDA’s and Smartphones and Oulu University, today announce the first results from the CreaProc program on productivity gains from the deployment of Birdstep SafeMove Mobile VPN. The program has studied processes and productivity at Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa and other large organizations.

The results from the research show productivity gain of up to 28%, in the administrative area of the emergency aid department, after deployment of Birdstep SafeMove Mobile VPN compared to the situation prior the deployment.

“We are very pleased to see the astonishing results from this study. These results give strong indication of the levels of productivity improvements Enterprises and public organizations should seek for when planning to deploy Birdstep Safemove Mobile VPN solution. To be able to validate our assumptions in the CreaProc program is very valuable for the further development of the SafeMove product portfolio. said Matti Mujunen, Head of Enterprise Business Unit at Birdstep Technology.

CreaProc is a process research program carried out by the Department of Information Processing Science of Oulu University in Finland. The purpose is to develop methods and tools to find process models that will augment organizational productivity by enhancing internal and external processes. CreaProc laboratory analyses key processes of chosen organizations and seeks for economical and social impacts of process improvements using a method called 3VPM - Three Viewpoint Method. The research focuses also on collecting best practices, thus narrowing the academic research and process practicalities.

“After many years of hard work and dedicated efforts from the members of the CreaProc program I am very pleased and happy that we can go public with those results. The collaboration with Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa and Birdstep has been really valuable and has been a condition for the successful realization of the research,” said Olli Martikainen, Professor & PhD at Oulu University in Finland

Birdstep Finnish subsidiary (former Secgo) has been one of the industrial members of CreaProc- program for three years, aiming – via world class research methods and tools – to create in-depth understanding of the productivity gain potential of enabling workforce to have seamless access to data and applications regardless of time, location and network. This enablement is achieved by using Birdstep SafeMove Mobile VPN solution.

Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) is a federation of municipalities established in 2000. The district’s 21 hospitals in the City of Helsinki and neighboring area employ over 20,000 health care professionals and treat approximately 475,000 patients each year.

For further information, please contact:

Kai Lindberg, Project Manager at CreaProc, Phone +358 40 588 9315,

Matti Mujunen, Head of Enterprise Business Unit at Birdstep Technolgy

Petri Markkanen, CEO of Birdstep Technology ASA, phone +46 70 323 33 22


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