Sybase teams with Siemens for enterprise mobile convergence solution

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Sybase inked its third major partnership this year, announcing a deal with Siemens Enterprise Communications Group to provide customers with an integrated mobile and fixed-line voice and data solution that supports and includes management of a range of device types.

The two companies have developed a solution that marries Sybase's mobile device management capabilities with SEN Group's fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) technology to provide an end-to-end solution that businesses can deploy to simplify management of their communications infrastructure. The companies said the solution will also help businesses effectively manage operations such as inventory and expenses, logistics, mobile devices and applications.

"We're seeing an increasing demand for an unwired enterprise that gives mobile knowledge workers complete access to their data and communications regardless of location," said Marcus Birkl, vice president of mobility solutions, for SEN Group, in a statement. "By partnering with Sybase we can offer our customers the leading-edge management capabilities for all forms of mobile devices that they require, enhancing the usability and the 'industrialization' of FMC technology."

Sybase's Afaria mobile device management platform will be embedded into the SEN Group's HiPath MobileConnect V2.3, an enterprise solution that combines fixed enterprise VoIP, VoWLAN and cellular mobility. The solution consists of two components: The MobileConnect appliance that sits on the wired network between the WLAN and the SIP PBX, and continually monitors the managed mobile user sessions. The other piece is the MobileConnect client, which is software that resides on the dual-mode handset and works with the MobileConnect Appliance to navigate enterprise-cellular exchange.

Sybase has been striking up the partnerships. Earlier this month, Verizon announced that Sybase's enterprise device management platform is part of the company's new managed services offering targeted at international corporations. It also has a deal with Samsung to mobilize enterprise applications.

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