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New Unified Communications Solution from Sybase & Siemens

Sybase and Siemens Enterprise Communications Group mobilize today's Information Worker

Today Sybase and Siemens Enterprise Communications (SEN) Group (a leader in Unified Communications Solutions for the enterprise) announced a partnership that will provide customers with a fully integrated mobile and fixed line voice and data solution that supports and includes the management of a range of device types through a completely heterogeneous environment.

SiemensThe new solution combines Sybase’s leading mobile device management capabilities with the SEN Group’s leading-edge Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) technology providing a complete end-to-end solution that businesses can deploy to vastly simplify the management of a hugely diversified communications infrastructure. The solution will also help businesses to effectively manage operations such as inventory and expenses, logistics, mobile devices and applications.

Afaria will be fully embedded into the SEN Group’s HiPath MobileConnect V2.3, an enterprise solution that seamlessly unifies fixed enterprise VoIP, VoWLAN and cellular mobility.  The solution consists of two components:

  • MobileConnect Appliance
    • Located at the central site, sitting on the wired network between the WLAN and the SIP PBX
    • Continually monitors and manages mobile user sessions regardless of whether they are on the corporate or public network
  • MobileConnect Client
    • Software that resides on the dual-mode handset and works with the MobileConnect Appliance to navigate enterprise-cellular exchange

Enterprise mobility plays such a significant role in today’s personal and professional environments that customers require the highest level of support from proven experts,” said Terry Stepien, president of Sybase iAnywhere.  “As part of this widespread adoption and to fully empower today’s information workers, Sybase and Siemens are committed to helping enterprises overcome the management challenges accompanying rapidly emerging mobile technologies, including collaboration and unified communications.”

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As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain

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