Syclo Positioned in Analyst Firm’s 2011 Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms Magic Quadrant

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Syclo evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Syclo Agentry Mobile Platform offers model-driven platform and total flexibity (including true cross-platform device support).

Syclo received the highest score of 3.7 for meeting each of the four mobile scenario cases required by developers and IT organizations.

Syclo, a leading provider of mobile platform technology and mobile applications, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned it as a Challenger on the Magic Quadrant that appears in the new Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms* (MEAP) report. In a separate Gartner research report on “Critical Capabilities for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms” **, Syclo received the highest score of 3.7 for meeting each of the four mobile scenario cases required by developers and IT organizations.

A mobile enterprise application platform is a framework that enables companies to effectively develop, test, deploy and manage multiple mobile solutions across their workforce. MEAPs address the difficulties of developing mobile software by managing the diversity of devices, networks and user groups at the time of deployment and throughout the mobile solution’s lifecycle.    According to Gartner, “A key rule in choosing which category is best for a particular development purpose is the Rule of Three: If an organization is targeting three or more device platforms, if they have three or more applications, or if they have three or more back-end systems, then the multichannel or cross-platform tools typically yield better project results during the course of three to five years than native tools.”

As a result of the surge in adoption of smartphones and the proven value of mobilizing the workforce, the demand for MEAP technology is growing rapidly. According to Gartner, “During the past 18 months, this market has dramatically accelerated, both in terms of user requirements and the prominence of these mobile application projects among IT staff and the business units they service.”

Syclo's Agentry mobile platform lets enterprises deliver a broad range of mobile applications and effectively manage the complexities of multiple data sources, networks and devices. From complex enterprise mobile solutions to simple, consumer-oriented apps, Agentry makes development easy for IT staff and developers. Agentry’s integrated development environment lets organizations create, configure, test and deploy one application after the other - without writing code or being an expert in the various mobile development languages. Syclo’s unique approach delivers true cross-platform mobile solutions that run on the most popular device platforms such as Windows Mobile, Windows, BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad.

"We welcome Gartner’s positioning of our company in the Magic Quadrant and I believe that Syclo is the best choice when it comes to handling the most complex mobile needs of companies around the world. Our positive customer references underpin this strong market position and are reflected in Syclo’s record performance in sales and profits last year,” said Richard Padula, president and CEO of Syclo.

Syclo thrives on innovation and execution. Our Agentry mobile development platform is proven to meet the business challenges of enterprises that need to connect mobile workers with critical enterprise systems. Customers across industries are realizing the value of Agentry mobile deployments with significant productivity increases, better management decision-making and tighter operating cost controls.

The criteria used by Gartner to evaluate over 300 mobile vendors were based on their ability to execute and their completeness of vision. The Gartner team examined the vendors and considered the overall viability of each one. Additional factors, such as market responsiveness and track record were considered, as well as products/services and customer experience. When looking at the completeness of vision, Gartner considered the vendors' market understanding, marketing strategy, offering strategy and innovation. Gartner also considered the companies’ vertical market and geographic strategies. With these considerations thoroughly reviewed, Gartner placed each of the vendors in one of four positions, or quadrants, including: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players quadrants.

To learn more about MEAPs visit http://www.syclo.com/meap or e-mail info(at)syclo(dot)com. To access a copy of the report directly from Gartner, subscribers should reference report #G00211688

*Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms, Michael J. King, William Clark, 20 April 2011

**Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Mobile Enterprise Application Platforms, Michael J. King, William Clark, 20 April 2011

About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 20 April 2011 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Critical Capabilities
“Critical Capabilities” is a methodology that offers a comparative analysis of attributes of products in a class that differentiate them in terms of their quality and performance. The capabilities Gartner has selected do not represent all capabilities for any product and, therefore, may not represent those most important for a specific use situation or business objective. To determine an overall score for each product in a particular use case, the product ratings are multiplied by the weightings to arrive at the product score. The critical capabilities analysis should be used as one of several sources of input about a product before making an acquisition decision. Gartner does not endorse any vendor or product depicted in the Critical Capability. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Syclo
Since 1995, Syclo has worked with over 750 organizations to create, deploy and manage a variety of business and consumer mobile applications. Syclo’s software extends corporate systems and databases to a wide range of mobile devices and user types, helping companies cut costs, increase productivity and make better decisions across the board. Together, Syclo’s Agentry platform and prebuilt SMART Mobile Suite applications present a flexible, reliable and cost-effective framework for enabling the mobile enterprise. For more information, visit http://www.syclo.com or email info(at)syclo(dot)com

Syclo is a trademark of Syclo LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.
Copyright © 2011 Syclo LLC. All rights reserved. For more information, contact pr(at)syclo(dot)com.

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