Integration of Sybase® Afaria 7.0 with Symphony Teleca’s Communications Lifecycle Management Service Creates Innovative Solution Enabling Enterprises to Manage Mobile Expenses
PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 – Symphony Teleca Corporation, the newly formed services organization dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices, today announced that it is collaborating with Sybase, an SAP company, to help organizations address the variable costs of enterprise mobility. Symphony Teleca will integrate the latest version of Afaria 7.0, Sybase’s mobile device management and security solution providing real-time data collection, with its Communications Lifecycle Management (CLM) service, creating an innovative solution for enterprises faced with increasingly complex mobility expenses.
“CIOs and IT organizations face numerous challenges as they embrace and support today’s evolving mobile workforce, with increasing device options and the need for secure access to information on the go,” said Sanjay Dhawan, Chief Executive Officer, Symphony Teleca Corporation. “We have been a long-standing partner of industry leader, Sybase, and this most recent integration rounds out our Communications Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution, with features such as real-time data collection, to provide an end-to-end solution for mobile enterprise expense management.”
The costs and complexity of enterprise mobility are rising, driven in part by an increasingly mobile workforce, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trends and fundamental changes in global wireless data plans. According to a forecast from IDC, by 2015 the world’s mobile worker population will reach 1.3 billion, representing 37.2 percent of the total workforce.1 Given the diversity of devices, competitive carrier plans and usage-based thresholds, the strategic management of usage, roaming rates and carrier incentives, as well as software license issues and dormant devices, can dramatically cut costs and enable companies to better manage telecom spend.
Afaria is the industry’s most powerful and flexible mobile device management solution for the enterprise, providing a single administrative console to centrally manage, secure and deploy mobile data, applications and devices. When deployed in conjunction with Symphony Teleca’s next-generation CLM service, enterprises can leverage the real-time usage data collection features to actively optimize roaming costs and better manage mobility expenses. Symphony Teleca’s comprehensive CLM service helps enterprises manage the end-to-end mobility lifecycle -- from mobile device procurement, inventory, and provisioning, to wireless plan optimization, accounting and chargeback.
“Mobility is a game changer for the enterprise. However, it presents a host of expense management complexities and challenges,” said Terry Stepien, President of Sybase iAnywhere. “Working with strategic partners like Symphony Teleca is pivotal to helping Sybase address this critical concern of the larger SAP customer base. We look forward to leveraging Symphony Teleca’s mobility expertise and its comprehensive CLM offering to accelerate adoption of Sybase’s mobility solutions.”
Symphony Teleca’s innovative mobility lifecycle management capabilities have been widely recognized within the industry. In 2011, the company was positioned prominently in leading market research reports, including Gartner, Inc.’s Magic Quadrant for Telecom Expense Management (TEM) leadership; and it was awarded the President’s Award and Platinum Award for Innovation by the STG Innovation Counsel; and by TMC, a global media company, in its annual Internet Telephony TEM Excellence Awards.
About Symphony Teleca
Symphony Teleca Corporation, headquartered in Palo Alto, Calif., is the world’s first services company dedicated exclusively to helping clients manage the global convergence of software, the cloud and connected devices. The company delivers innovative products, combined with contemporary product development, systems integration, analytics and managed services to hundreds of organizations around the world. Symphony Teleca’s 6,100 employees support customers from 35 offices globally, including delivery centers in China, Europe, India, South America and the U.S. For more information visit www.symphonyteleca.com.
1.Worldwide Mobile Worker Population 2011–2015 Forecast, (IDC # 232073, December 2011)
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