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Mobile Data Association Recognises Outstanding Mobile Resource Management Implementation at Water Treatment Company Hercules

XcelleNet, Inc., a leading provider of mobile resource management solutions, today announced that it has been declared winner of the Mobile Information Management Project 2000 at this year's Information Management Awards. Sponsored by the Mobile Data Association, this accolade highlights XcelleNet continued success in the mobile space. This is XcelleNet second win in this category, receiving the award two years ago for its Barclays Life implementation.

XcelleNet provided Hercules with its Afaria management software to manage more than 1000 mobile users across nine countries. With Afaria, information can be updated, software upgrades distributed and security managed centrally, on a highly co-ordinated basis. In addition, bandwidth management has been improved dramatically, reducing overall communications costs for Hercules.

European Manager at Hercules, Joe Houghton said, "We are delighted to have won this award in association with XcelleNet. We estimated its Afaria management solution increased user productivity in just two weeks and we are now able to co-ordinate all European activity more effectively due to optimised transmission and fast connection times.¨

Vice President of International Operations at XcelleNet, David Aminzade said, "This award marks the end of a fantastic year for XcelleNet. In February, we began operating as an independent company again. In May, we launched our mobile resource management product, Afaria, for Handhelds and in September, we launched the latest version of our flagship product, RemoteWare 4.0. This accolade signifies a terrific end to the year and really cements XcelleNet's leadership in the mobile management field.¨

XcelleNet was competing against blue-chip companies such as ICL and The British Forces Post Office within the Mobile Information Management Project of the Year category.

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 Afaria family of solutions enables enterprises to manage these mobile devices and the business-critical applications on these devices. XcelleNet's RemoteWare 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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