PRODUCT PRESS RELEASE
Honors Roll In, Momentum Rolls
On for XcelleNet:
Afaria Implementation Named Mobile Data Project of the Year in Europe; XcelleNet Executives Pace Panels at COMDEX, Top Wireless Industry Shows
ATLANTA (December 4, 2000)—XcelleNet, Inc., the leader of the fast-growing market for mobile resource management, today announced that its Afaria implementation at Hercules Incorporated was named "Mobile Data Project of the Year" at the fifth annual Information Management Awards. This award program, sponsored by Micrologica and Update.com in the U.K., represents the industry’s leading accolades for excellence and innovation in the management of business information and knowledge.
Hercules, a leading global manufacturer of chemical specialties, uses Afaria to manage its mobile work force in more than 15 countries throughout the world. Afaria provides the only complete offering to centrally and securely manage mobile business solutions across a company's entire fleet of mobile systems, including laptops and devices based on Palm OS, Windows CE, and RIM Blackberry platforms. It offers the most complete suite of mobile resource management capabilities in a single product, including software distribution, backup, inventory, file transfer and event management.
XcelleNet CEO Joan Herbig said, "We can confidently say that, as indicated by this most recent award, we are a company who once again has been independently and objectively recognized as "best of breed" in the mobile device management market and shown to be delivering tangible business benefits to our customers."
Given the success and momentum its new product family, Afaria, and its flagship product, RemoteWare, are experiencing in their respective markets, XcelleNet announced last week that it was named by Computerworld as one of the Top 100 Emerging Growth Companies to watch in 2001. The company released new, significantly enhanced versions of both products during the third quarter of 2000.
In recent months, Afaria was also honored with a Network Computing "Editor’s Choice" award and two product awards from Mobile Insights, the world’s leading authority on mobile computing and data communications. To highlight and support this innovative product family, XcelleNet has introduced a website dedicated to Afaria and the rapidly growing mobile management market product family (www.afaria.com).
Like its products, XcelleNet’s executives are increasingly recognized as industry leaders and have recently been selected to speak at Comdex and top wireless industry events. Industry pundits and organizations are increasingly turning to XcelleNet’s executive team for their expertise on the nascent, growing market for mobile resource management. CTO Joe Owen was selected to lead two sessions at COMDEX/Fall 2000, , the global IT marketplace where buyers, sellers and influencers go to do business and make technology decisions. The first was "Handheld Computing in the Enterprise" and the other, "WAP: Putting the Internet in the Hands of a Billion People." In early November, CEO Joan Herbig spoke at the "Internet Untethered" mobile Internet conference sponsored by Angelbeat, the New York Times and the Harvard Business School. Also, Herbig was featured in the "Thought Leader" column in the December issue of Field Force Automation. Senior Vice President – Marketing and Business Alliances Henry Rosen participated in panel discussions about the future direction of Mobile computing at CTIA, the industry’s top wireless event, and at Mobile Insights’ premier mobile conference, GoMobile, in October.
XcelleNet has also announced recently a number of strategic partnerships with companies that offer critical technology to help enterprises mobilize their workforces. These partnerships include:
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