Sybase Unifies Mobile Computing

Michael Vizard

Sybaseis moving to simplify management of all mobile computing devices and applications within the enterprise.

The company, which is in the process of being acquired by SAP, is launching today the Sybase Mobility Platform, which unifies Sybase mobility offerings under a common on-premise and cloud computing architecture.

According to Gary Kovacs, Sybase senior vice president for markets, solutions and products, the company is responding to repeated requests from customers for a simpler approach to managing mobile computing that takes into account not only applications running in the enterprise, but services provided by third-party carriers.

The Sybase Mobility Platform encompassed the Sybase Unwired Platform for building mobile computing applications, Sybase Afaria device management tools, Sybase iAnywhere Mobile Office applications and the Sybase iAnywhere database. In addition, Sybase is making available a variety of CRM and other enterprise-class applications on top of the Sybase Mobility Platform.

While many of the elements of the Sybase Mobility Platform are not new, Kovacs said the new platform provides a new level of integration between many of the applications and tools that had been acquired by Sybase.

Kovacs said one of the key elements of the Sybase Mobility Platform is that it gives IT organizations a platform-independent approach to developing mobile computing applications that are now easier to manage. In addition, Kovacs touted the fact that with so many carriers relying on Sybase mobility software, the opportunity to integrate services across carriers and on-premise applications is now much greater.

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