At IBM’s Pulse 2012 conference, Syclo, a maker of mobile solutions for enterprise users, announced support for IBM Maximo on Apple and Android devices.
VEGAS Syclo, a provider of enterprise
mobile software, has announced that the Syclo SMART Mobile Suite for Maximo is
now available for Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Android smartphones and Android
made its announcement at the IBM Pulse 2012
conference here March 5. Syclo has deployed mobile for more than 400 IBM Maximo
enterprise asset management software customers on Syclos Agentry Mobile
Platform. Syclo officials said the company is the only vendor that provides
mobile solutions for IBM Maximo that work with all major devices, whether
connected online or not.
one of Syclos claims to fame is that it delivers native applications without
the need to maintain separate code sets for each device. As users deploy
increasingly diverse applications to corporate users and consumers, the need to
support more devices and provide a high level of user experience also
increases. Syclos SMART Mobile Suite, built on Agentry Mobile Platform, meets
these needs by natively running on every major mobile platform to support all
devices on the market, the company said.
the growing importance of mobilizing the workforce and the consumerization of
IT, our focus was, and is, on helping companies across multiple industries
improve their businesses and impact the bottom line, Rich Padula, Syclos
president and CEO, said in a statement. These tenants have always been
important for us in the Maximo community where we have been serving it for
nearly 12 years. In fact, Syclo is recommended by IBM as the choice for complex
implementations, such as integrating to Maximo Industry Solutions, accessing
multiple systems and leveraging advanced functions. In addition to being the leading
solution provider of any company mobilizing Maximo, Syclo is also proud of the
fact that we are the only provider mobilizing Maximo that offers mobile device
management [MDM] solutions.
Syclo platform delivers support across Windows, Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Android smartphones
and tablets. Customers get native applications without the need to maintain
separate code sets for each device, while software designers get increased flexibility in configuring user
interfaces to ensure that each application looks and behaves exactly as expected
on each operating system. Syclo
SMART Mobile Suite for Maximo works with IBM Maximo versions 4, 5, 6, 7 and
Syclo customers who will be on hand to share their Syclo experiences at IBM
Pulse 2012 include Lockheed Martin, Stanford University, the City of Ottawa,
Northern Ireland Electricity and Amsterdam Airport Schipol, Syclo officials
Using Syclos Agentry Mobile Platform, users
can view, edit, complete and manage their assigned work orders faster and more
accuratelyimproving productivity, asset longevity and overall operations, the
company said. Other key benefits of using Syclo include gaining an average of
15 to 45 minutes of work time per technician per shift, reduced overhead and
administrative costs associated with paper work order management and data
entry, and preserving an e-audit trail for full regulatory compliance and fine
avoidance, the company said.
January, IBM announced its plans
to acquire Worklight, a privately held Israel-based provider of mobile
software for smartphones and tablets. IBM later announced the closing of that
deal on Feb 27.
recent IBM study of more than 3,000 global CIOs, 75 percent of respondents
identified mobility solutions as one of their top spending priorities.
Meanwhile, for the first time ever, shipments of smartphones exceeded total PC
shipments in 2011.
are under increased pressure to meet the growing demands of a workforce and
customer base that now treat mobility as mission-critical to their business, Marie
Wieck, general manager of IBM application and infrastructure middleware, said in
a statement. With the acquisition of Worklight, IBM is well-positioned to help
clients become smarter mobile enterprises reaching new markets.
software enables organizations to efficiently create and run HTML5, hybrid and
native applications for smartphones and tablets with industry-standard
technologies and tools. Worklights capabilities provide a complete and
extensible integrated development environment (IDE), next-generation mobile
middleware, flexible management and analytics. Worklight dramatically reduces
time to market, cost and complexity while enabling better customer and employee
user experiences across more devices, the company said.
builds on IBM's mobile capabilities in the areas of building and connecting
mobile applications, managing and securing mobile devices, and extending
existing capabilities and capitalizing on new business opportunities.
strategy is to offer its customers a complete set of the software and services
they need to effectively bring mobile devices into their business
infrastructure. The explosive growth of mobile has created a fragmented
landscape for enterprises to support, often with limited budgets and skills.
IBMs development and integration tools, complemented by Worklight, help
clients to develop mobile applications and their supporting infrastructures for
a variety of platforms just onceincluding Apple iOS and Google Androidwhile
offering capabilities to securely connect to corporate IT systems.
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