10/16/2003 - iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), announced that its market-leading technology for Wi-Fi environments delivers bottom-line business benefits to Britannia Airways, Harvard Medical School, Hyundai Department Store, Lyondell-Citgo Refining and Sacred Heart Health System. Companies in industries ranging from healthcare to travel rely on iAnywhere® wireless solutions and experts to help them design, develop and deploy successful enterprise applications that take advantage of the latest Wi-Fi technology.
"iAnywhere has more than a decade of mobile experience and pioneered the concept of always available computing, extending critical information to mobile workers using wired, public wireless, Wi-Fi or offline access," said Brian Vink, vice president of marketing at iAnywhere. "Our experience makes iAnywhere the natural partner for companies looking to deploy Wi-Fi solutions."
"Enterprises are discovering that enabling mobile workers with wireless connections are positively affecting efficiency and productivity," says Jack Gold, vice president, META Group. "In fact, we expect 95 percent of enterprise class notebooks sold in 2005/06 to be Wi-Fi enabled, and we expect the majority of companies to have deployed Wi-Fi internally for their end users."
LogicaCMG leveraged SQL Anywhere® Studio and Manage Anywhere Studio® from iAnywhere to create a flexible mobile employee information system for Britannia Airways' cabin crews and pilots. The application provides more than 2,300 airline employees with access to crew rosters, passenger information, air traffic control notices, safety notices, updated destination details and duty free sales information using a Wi-Fi network in the airport crew rooms prior to take-off. As a result of this deployment, Britannia Airways has saved £500,000 per year by automating a total of fifty paper-based workflow processes.
Harvard Medical School
Using M-Business Server® from iAnywhere, partner ArcStream Solutions developed a wireless Web-based application that delivers medical texts, lecture notes, class schedules and course surveys via handheld devices. Now, more than 1,000 medical students and faculty have high-speed wireless access through campus hotspots as well as local information access when they are off campus. Harvard Medical has saved nearly $500,000 to date through reduced administration costs and fewer paper-based processes.
Hyundai Department Store
Hyundai Department Store offers a sophisticated, high-end shopping experience to consumers in South Korea. The company's new wireless point-of-sale (POS) application embeds SQL Anywhere and enables sales clerks to process a purchase from anywhere in the store using a handheld device. As a result, shoppers no longer have to wait in long lines at cash registers and tend to shop longer at the stores, often purchasing more products and services. In addition, Hyundai has realized a 40 percent reduction in total POS hardware costs and a 30 percent reduction in administrative costs through improved tracking of sales and more efficient deployment of store personnel.
iAnywhere partner SAT Corporation developed a mobile workflow management application for Lyondell-CITGO Refining, which is a joint venture between Lyondell Chemical and CITGO Petroleum and is one of the largest refiners of heavy crude oil in the United States. Leveraging a SQL Anywhere database, SAT's IntelaTrac software enables field operators using an RFID asset identification system integrated in a handheld computer running on a wireless LAN to improve key performance indicators. As a result of this mobile solution, Lyondell-Citgo Refining has reduced the cost of maintenance work orders by 30 percent and cut the time between equipment failures by more than half in several of the process units where the system is deployed.
Sacred Heart Health System
Medical staff at Sacred Heart Health System's hospitals in Florida now have immediate access to patient information, lab work, X-rays and other test results using a wireless application developed by Cogon Systems. The solution leverages SQL Anywhere to provide seamless access to critical information that is stored in multiple hospital information systems. Wireless LANs set up in the hospitals provide physicians, nurses and staff with the information they need, when they need it. The mobile deployment has resulted in a 15 percent reduction in the time spent tracking patient information.
iAnywhere provides software and services that enable the delivery of enterprise information anywhere, at anytime. More than 12,000 customers and 1,000 partners worldwide rely on the company's industry leading SQL Anywhere® database and mobile enterprise solutions. In addition, the company's AvantGo® mobile Internet service has more than ten million registered subscribers. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
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