XcelleNet Announces Support for Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PCs

London, 24 June, 2003. XcelleNet, today announced that Afaria, the company’s management solution for devices used on the front lines of business, will support Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs, the next-generation operating system for personal digital assistants (PDAs) from Microsoft. XcelleNet’s support of Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing management solutions for the complete range of Windows-powered mobile devices, from Win32 laptops to recently introduced Smartphones.

XcelleNet solutions allow workers on the front lines ready access to the applications and data they need to better serve customers. By enabling the secure deployment and on-going management of mobile devices, organisations increase customer satisfaction while improving operating processes across the enterprise.

“XcelleNet has supported Windows Powered Pocket PCs since the devices first entered the marketplace,” explains Bob Apollo, Senior VP & Managing Director of XcelleNet EMEA. “As more and more businesses move technology out to their front lines, XcelleNet’s Afaria reduces the risks in managing data and devices away from a central location. XcelleNet works closely with Microsoft to ensure that enterprise solutions can be mobilised, deployed, maintained and updated no matter where the customer interaction takes place.”

XcelleNet’s Afaria 5.0 is the first management software to be built on Microsoft’s .NET architecture. Afaria ensures that data is delivered and secure and that applications are up to date, all behind the scenes while end users focus on business. Back at headquarters, the enterprise has visibility to front line activities and the ability to drive business processes in real time.


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About XcelleNet

XcelleNet powers business at the Point of Action. More than 2,500 companies worldwide use XcelleNet's management solution to keep information and applications current wherever business takes place - in retail stores and branch offices, at customer sites, and in the field. With XcelleNet software solutions, business can direct its front line activities, IT can manage any platform in the field from a browser, and end users enjoy unparalleled reliability of the solutions on which they depend. To deliver the total solution, XcelleNet partners with global leaders such as Microsoft, HP, JDA, Aether, and Palm. XcelleNet products like Afaria and RemoteWare enable companies to manage the data, applications, and hardware that keep the front lines working. For more information, including case studies on successful customers like Bristol-Myers Squibb, Federated Insurance, and Blockbuster Video, visit www.xcellenet.com.

XcelleNet and Afaria are trademarks of XcelleNet, Inc. XcelleNet makes 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.

For further information, please contact
Sarah Tanner, XcelleNet (UK) Ltd
Mob: +44 (0)7771 913806
Tel: +44 (0)20 8538 5836
Email: sarah.tanner@xcellenet.com