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Key Appointment continues “Back to the Future” theme

XcelleNet, Inc., the leading provider of management solutions for remote systems and mobile devices, today announced the appointment of Bob Apollo, as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He will be responsible for reinforcing XcelleNet’s position as the premier provider of systems management software for remote and mobile users, building upon the company’s success in Northern Europe and extending this across major markets throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Bob is no stranger to XcelleNet, having served as Vice President and Managing Director of European Operations until the company’s acquisition by Sterling Commerce in 1998. During his previous time at XcelleNet, Apollo achieved triple-digit growth, helped to shape the company’s worldwide channel strategy, strengthened its presence in the fastest-growing International markets, and contributed to XcelleNet’s positioning as a global market leader.

Since 1998, Bob has served as European Vice President for the Interchange Software Group of Sterling Commerce, eGain Communications Limited, a leading eCRM vendor, and Endeavors Technology, a leading P2P vendor. Bob has also advised dozens of UK Technology companies entering the European market for the first time through his involvement with Protégé Virtual Management, an organisation specialising in accelerating European market entry for US vendors.

Bob is one of more than 25 employees worldwide who have returned to XcelleNet since it re-emerged as an independent company. Apollo commented, “Since regaining its independence, XcelleNet has clearly expanded its thought leadership in remote and mobile computing to embrace not only remote sites and laptop computers, but also the growing numbers of handhelds, smart phones and other intelligent mobile devices which are being used as corporate application platforms rather than just personal productivity tools. I am delighted to rejoin so many of my former colleagues at this exciting time.”

Apollo continued, “The rapidly increasing range of mobile technologies and devices is enabling companies to mobilise their operations in ways never before possible. The support and management of these diverse devices is emerging as a critical business problem. Our RemoteWare and Afaria products are uniquely placed to be able to help organisations bring order to the potential chaos of remote and mobile device management, increase the effectiveness of their remote and mobile workers, and drive down their cost of ownership.”

“These solutions are highly relevant to many industries with growing numbers of remote sites and/or mobile workers, such as Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and Telecommunications. Working both directly and through global and local business partners, we aim to establish undisputed market leadership throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It’s good to be back.” Apollo concluded.

About XcelleNet

XcelleNet, Inc. is the leader of the fast-growing market for mobile resource management. The explosive growth of the mobile economy, and the race to implement Internet-enabled mobile applications has created a new challenge for IT: management of smart mobile devices, including laptop computers, handhelds, smartphones and interactive pagers. XcelleNet’s AfariaÔ family of solutions enables enterprises to manage these mobile devices and the business-critical applications on these devices. XcelleNet’s RemoteWareÒ is a world-class retail polling and management solution for remote PCs and Point of Sale devices. A pioneer in remote and mobile device management with 2,500 customers worldwide, XcelleNet serves a broad range of industries, including healthcare, insurance, retail, manufacturing and pharmaceutical. XcelleNet solutions reduce total cost of ownership, accelerate end-user productivity and enable the management of applications and content to a desired configuration from a central location. More information is available at

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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