23rd November 2005 - MobilePA, the mobile email and data management service
from Sirenic, has been selected by the Commission for Rural Communities, an
operating division of The Countryside Agency to facilitate employee
communication and improve productivity and thus to enable greater working

MobilePA will enable the Commission for Rural Communities' staff to access
and respond to email on the move, manage their diary, view related
information from the Commission's CRM system and receive regular news on
relevant issues.

MobilePA sits within the Commission's existing IBM infrastructure, utilising
Websphere Everyplace Connection Manager to provide a highly secure and
efficient connection for moving data between the enterprise and mobile

Jonathan Ballinger, IT, Finance & Estates Manager at The Commission for
Rural Communities, comments: "Travel features heavily in the lives of our
workforce; MobilePA will help us to utilise this time to best effect,
eradicating downtime and significantly improving productivity. The results
of the trial revealed a saving of up to 12 hours per week per employee."

Betrand Lipworth, Chairman at Sirenic, added: "With mobility and flexibility
being key to the Commission, we are pleased to provide a mobile email and
data access service that will bring significant benefits coupled with a low


Notes to editors

About MobilePA

MobilePA is a mobile email service from Sirenic, available to virtually any
device i.e. mobile phone, smartphone, PC, laptop or PDA depending on how the
user chooses to access information and their location. MobilePA offers
email that is prioritized, fully indexed with a searchable archive of more
than 10,000 emails accessible from the mobile device, with additional
functions such as email text converted to voice and the ability to reply to
emails orally, enabling the user to access and to respond whilst on the
move. MobilePA also delivers internet content and user relevant news feeds.
A full list of benefits is available at:

About the Commission for Rural Communities
Set up on 1 April 2005, as an operating division of the Countryside Agency,
the Commission for Rural Communities acts as a rural advocate, expert
adviser and independent watchdog for rural communities, with a particular
focus on rural disadvantage. Its main purpose is to ensure that the
government makes the correct policy decisions for rural communities
including such issues as transport and housing. Secretary of State, Margaret
Beckett, stated that "It gives rural people - especially the disadvantaged -
a strong voice to ensure that policies deliver for them, their communities
and their businesses. For more information visit:

For further information contact:

Vicky Hayden / Peter Fitzpatrick
hbl media
020 7612 1830 /

Bertrand Lipworth / Ian Lynes
020 7235 1005 / 02380 574744
Sirenic /

Vicky Hayden
HBL Media
Second Floor
Great Titchfield House
14-18 Great Titchfield Street
Telephone: 020 7612 1841
Fax: 020 7638 7446