PARIS, LONDON and CeBIT, HANOVER, Germany, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Sybase, Inc. , an industry leader in enterprise and mobile software, and Orange Business Services, a leading global communications solutions integrator, today announced a partnership to offer innovative mobile device management as a managed service to enterprises who want to control their mobile assets. This service is available on any carrier in the world, many mobile devices and numerous operating systems.
Managed Cloud-Ready Mobility Service
Orange Business Services will leverage Sybase's enterprise device management platform to help companies tackle the challenge resulting from the increasing number of mobile workers, devices, applications, and ever-growing heterogeneity of corporate mobile environments. Orange Business Services will enable enterprises to consolidate their global mobile assets (devices and SIM cards), implement a mobile security policy, deploy all mobile applications and control wireless spending. This device management service is hosted in the Orange network, with Service Level Objectives, and can be easily accessed by any enterprise that requires cross-operator, cross-device management and is scaleable to meet both large mobile fleet demand and bursting usage.
Security compliance, centralised mobile device control, and application deployment are major challenges that global enterprises must overcome to benefit from the 21st century corporate mobility world, said Caroline Comet-Fraigneau, Head of Mobility Business Unit, Orange Business Services. Our cloud-ready approach to mobile device management not only addresses these issues, but also ensures a positive return on investment by avoiding heavy CAPEX investment, ensuring a low unit cost per user by sharing our platform across multiple customers and helping reduce enterprise mobility costs.
Security issues, combined with the difficulties of managing the heterogeneity and complexity of a mobile infrastructure, require a proven and easy-to-deploy mobile solution, said Nigel Doust, VP of EMEA, Sybase iAnywhere. Orange Business Services chose to work with Sybase to offer device management as a service, providing their enterprise customers with an instant solution that removes many of the obstacles previously experienced.
In August 2009, IDC found that 40 percent of organisations plan to deploy a mobile SaaS solution in the next 12-18 months[i]. Many business customers are struggling to control their mobile costs while trying to empower end-users to take advantage of mobile applications without compromising security.
The managed service model is emerging as a way to effectively meet the needs of the rapidly growing enterprise mobility market, said Stephen Drake, Program Vice President for Mobility Telecom, IDC. By leveraging Sybase's mobility solution, Orange Business Services will offer its customers complete, centralised device management to overcome the complexities of an increasing mobile information workforce.
New Device Management and Security Service
Orange Business Services uses Sybase's mobility platform to support the new managed service with:
- Mobile Device Management for device inventory, corporate settings, upgrades and distribution, application management, email control, cost management, monitoring the end-user experience; - Mobile Security that enforces access codes, establishes lock/wipe policies, encrypts devices and data cards, delivers firewall and antivirus applications, and controls mobile access to corporate applications.
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators. With 131.8 million customers, the Orange brand now covers internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates. At the end of 2009, France Telecom had consolidated sales of 50.9 billion euros, including its activities in the United Kingdom, and at Dec. 31, 2009, the Group had a customer base of almost 193 million customers in 32 countries. These include 132.6 million mobile customers and 13.5 million broadband internet (ADSL) customers worldwide. Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number two provider of broadband internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
The Group's strategy, which is characterized by a strong focus on innovation, convergence and effective cost management, aims to establish Orange as an integrated operator and benchmark for new telecommunications services in Europe. Today the Group remains focused on its core activities as a network operator, while working to develop its position in new growth activities. To meet customer expectations, the Group strives to provide products and services that are simple and user-friendly, while maintaining a sustainable and responsible business model that can be adapted to the requirements of a fast-paced and changing eco-system.
France Telecom is listed on Euronext Paris (compartment A) and on the New York Stock Exchange.
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--------------------------------- [i] The State of Mobile Enterprise Software in 2009: An IDC Survey of Applications and Platforms - Decisions and Deployments, IDC, August 2009. Orange PR Contacts SY PR contact Orange Business Services Danielle Cook/Lauren Wood - Global, Europe and Asia Pacific Noiseworks for Sybase Frederic Gielec +44(0)1628-628080 +33-1-46-46-2189 Sybase@noiseworks.com email@example.com Orange Business Services - Americas Scott Malinowski Elizabeth Mayeri Sybase, Inc. +1-212-251-2086 +1-978-287-1793 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Erika Gelinard +33-1-44-44-93-93 firstname.lastname@example.org
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CONTACT: Orange PR Contacts: Orange Business Services - Global, Europe andAsia Pacific, Frederic Gielec, +33-1-46-46-2189,email@example.com; Orange Business Services - Americas,Elizabeth Mayeri, +1-212-251-2086, firstname.lastname@example.org;Erika Gelinard, +33-1-44-44-93-93, email@example.com; SY PRcontact: Danielle Cook/Lauren Wood, Noiseworks for Sybase,+44(0)1628-628080, Sybase@noiseworks.com; Scott Malinowski, Sybase, Inc.,+1-978-287-1793, firstname.lastname@example.org