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Ian Thain

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Sybase iAnywhere Recognized as a Leader in Mobile Device Management Enterprise Software

MDM a Necessity for Enterprise Mobility

Whenever I speak or write (check out other recent articles) about Enterprise Mobility, I always express the necessity of Mobile Device Management, to cover all of the mobile devices that an Enterprise may have, in the very important areas of ...

  • Backup
  • Configuration
  • Document and Content
  • Inventory and License
  • Software
  • Security


Today, I'm proud to report that Sybase iAnywhere has been recognized, as a leader in Mobile Device Management Enterprise Software for the eight consecutive year!

Sean Ryan, research analyst, mobile enterprise, IDC said "More and more organizations require a robust device management and security platform to support a wide range of mobile devices such as iPhone, BlackBerry, Symbian and Windows Mobile,” He followed “Despite the current tough economic climate, the adoption rate of mobile technology continues to grow. Looking ahead, organizations will be required to streamline operations and control costs but also ensure the mobile workforce has the right support, access, security and compliance controlled through a single environment that can manage multiple platforms, different devices and varied applications.

The report found that the worldwide MDM enterprise market grew by 7% from 2007 to 2008, reaching $260.8 million in revenue. IDC predicts that the market will grow by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% over the next five years to reach $405.3 million by 2013. Sybase iAnywhere's Afaria Solution in Mobile Device Management (MDM) now has a 19.2% Market Share.

The fact that IDC has recognized Sybase iAnywhere as the MDM leader for the eighth consecutive year is a testament to our leadership and commitment to advance our mobility offerings,” said Terry Stepien, president, Sybase iAnywhere. “We continue to see a strong proliferation of different device types in the enterprise, yet customers demand a single management system. This is where Sybase differentiates from the competition. At the center of every new offering and innovation are the core competencies needed to drive businesses forward and prepare them for the unwired enterprise of the future.

The full report can be obtained here.

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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