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iAnywhere Customer A. Van Delft Wins 2005 Mobile Impact™ Award
SYNOPSIS: A. van Delft named best in Sales Force Enablement category
DUBLIN, Calif. November 22, 2005 - iAnywhere, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), is pleased to announce that its customer, A. van Delft International B.V., is the recipient of the 2005 Mobile Impact™ Award in the Sales Force Enablement 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 winning case studies can be viewed at: <link http: www.mobileenterprise.org awards>www.mobileenterprise.org/awards.
A. van Delft International B. V., one of the leading suppliers of cut flowers in the Netherlands, focuses primarily on service, automation and modern technology. After a detailed market assessment, system integrator Omnimove decided to use M-Business Anywhere™ by iAnywhere as the server platform for A. van Delft's mobile system extension. M-Business Anywhere provides a platform for delivering Web-based content and applications to mobile devices rapidly and cost-effectively — with minimal recoding. A local database on the mobile device contains information on all customers and a list of merchandise with more than 1500 different flowers. All transactions can be performed independently of a network connection, and as a result they are "always available." The results of this new mobile system include faster and almost error-free delivery and order handling for A. van Delft International.
"A. van Delft International exemplifies the mission of this awards program: successful and innovative deployment of a mobile solution that balances technology investments with business objectives," stated Daniel Taylor, managing director, MEA.
"Congratulations to A. van Delft International on this prestigious award. It's innovative companies like A. van Delft who demonstrate the significant real-world benefits of mobilizing business processes," said Brian Vink, vice president of marketing at iAnywhere. "iAnywhere is honored that our M-Business Anywhere platform was selected to be a key component of A. van Delft's award-winning mobile solution."
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, associate editor of TechTarget's SearchNetworking and SearchMobileComputing, Eugene Signorini of Yankee Group, John Stehman of Robert Frances Group, and Robert Alcock of InterComms magazine. The seven winners were announced via a podcast on November 15 in conjunction with TechTarget's <link http: searchmobilecomputing.com>SearchMobileComputing.com.
About the Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA)
The Mobile Enterprise Alliance (MEA) is a global advocacy group promoting the business benefits of workforce mobility to enterprise IT managers and decision makers. The MEA provides a vendor-neutral and technology-independent clearinghouse for information about the mobile enterprise including news, case studies, research, business analysis tools, and more. This information is available - free of charge - to enterprise managers, solutions providers and industry professionals. This helps enterprise decision makers to make informed decisions about the technical architectures within the context of enterprise business objectives. As a not-for-profit organization, the MEA is funded through dues from participating vendors, service providers and systems integrators. The MEA currently represents more than 1,200 IT members in 32 countries worldwide. More information can be obtained at <link http: www.mobileenterprise.org>www.mobileenterprise.org.
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). Visit <link http: www.ianywhere.com>www.ianywhere.com for more information.