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Leading Mobile Device Management Solution Now Includes Support for a Variety of
Popular Database Platforms

XcelleNet, Inc., the leading provider of management solutions for remote systems and mobile devices, today announced that its AfariaÔ solution now offers a broad range of database support, including the latest and most popular offerings from Oracle and Microsoft ¾ Oracle8 and 8i and Microsoft SQL v. 7 and SQL Server 2000.

XcelleNet European Marketing Manager, Yad Jaura said, "Afaria is the most comprehensive answer to the management problems facing corporate IT administrators as they deploy thousands of mobile devices across their enterprises, ranging from laptops to handhelds. We are pleased to offer our customers support for the most pervasive databases found in today’s e-business configurations. Customers can now leverage existing investments in database infrastructure, particularly those running UNIX and NT-based platforms."

Oracle8i - The entire Oracle8i database family is designed for power and ease in Internet development and deployment. Each database is compatible with Oracle8i Enterprise Edition and with more than 90 different platforms, so database applications can scale from handheld to laptop to desktop to enterprise without re-engineering.

Microsoft SQL v.7 - Microsoft SQL v. 7 database offering is designed to run, at the same time, highly scalable solutions, data warehousing solutions, WEB solutions, and mobile laptop environments.

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 - Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition is the latest, most scalable database solution from Microsoft. It is a comprehensive database and analysis offering for rapidly delivering the next generation of scalable e-commerce, line-of-business and data warehousing solutions.

Afaria, XcelleNet’s award-winning mobile management solution, allows businesses to track and remotely management mobile devices, deploy and manage business applications and content, backup and restore critical data, and automate the interactions between mobile users and corporate systems, all from a central location. Using Afaria, organisations can collect the information needed for effective and proactive technical support through the product’s sophisticated database logging capabilities. Also, Afaria allows companies to maximise the efficiency of mobile employees, while at the same time reducing the total cost of ownership and effort involved in managing mobile devices, including laptops, PocketPCs, Palm Handhelds, smartphones and interactive pagers.

About Oracle

Oracle Corporation (Nasdaq: ORCL) is the world's leading supplier of software for information management, and the world's second largest independent software company. With annual revenues of more than $10.1 billion, the company offers its database, tools and application products, along with related consulting, education, and support services, in more than 145 countries around the world.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software -- any time, any place and on any device. Microsoft and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries/regions. Other product and company names herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at

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About XcelleNet

XcelleNet, Inc. is the leading provider of enterprise solutions for managing remote systems and mobile devices. For more than 14 years, the company has been a pioneer in meeting the
challenges of securely delivering and maintaining mission-critical applications and content to remote locations with its flagship product, RemoteWareÒ. Today companies around the world use RemoteWare to manage kiosks, retail and restaurant store systems, branch office networks, and other remote systems. Leveraging remote expertise and award-winning technology, XcelleNet has introduced AfariaÔ , a management solution designed to address the problems enterprises face as a result of the explosive growth of the mobile economy. Afaria provides the most comprehensive management functionality available for organisations deploying large numbers of mobile devices, including laptops, PocketPCs, Palm Handhelds, RIM Blackberrys and smart phones. XcelleNet serves some 2,500 customers worldwide in a broad range of industries such as pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality, insurance, financial services and manufacturing. The company’s solutions reduce total cost of ownership of remote and mobile deployments, accelerate end-user productivity and ensure the availability and reliability of corporate applications and information to an organisation’s remote and mobile workforce. More information is available at


Editor’s Contacts:

Yad Jaura


Tel: 020 8538 5826


Claire Adam / Natalie Johnson

MCC International Ltd

Tel: 01962 888100



XcelleNet is a trademark of XcelleNet, Inc. Afaria is a trademark of Afaria, Inc. - an XcelleNet affiliate. XcelleNet and Afaria make no claims of ownership to all other products and company names mentioned herein which may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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