Cap Gemini Ernst & Young selects new wireless tools for Scandinavian mobile practice

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 19, 2000 (BUSINESS WIRE) à‚– Cap Gemini Ernst and Young (CGE&Y) announced today that they have chosen mobile application data access infrastructure from Odyssey Software as the toolset for seamless development and deployment of wireless and mobile enterprise applications throughout their Scandinavian mobile practice.

Odyssey Software products selected for use by CGE&Y includes ViaXML and CEfusion. ViaXML is a powerful open standards based mobile and wireless application infrastructure that enables web services to be exposed and called over the Internet on both mobile PDA and Win32 platforms, while CEfusion is a set of tools and infrastructure for building and deploying robust mobile enterprise applications using the core Microsoft Windows DNA data access technologies for Pocket PCs and other devices powered by Windows CE.

Effective wireless mobile applications can be created more rapidly with Odyssey Software technology because the familiar desktop development experience is extended to the mobile application development environment. The flexible toolsets from Odyssey Software enable a wide range of developer choice: whether the mobile application calls for secure encrypted data transfer over the Internet, direct peer-to-peer interaction, application controlled synchronization, or traditional client-server data access architectures with automatic software distribution.

This wide range of capabilities enables Cap Gemini Ernst & Young developers to take advantage of their familiarity with Win32 development strategies and to quickly build a new class of high performance mobile applications.

“Odyssey Software’s tools are ideal for the new class of highly scalable mobile and wireless applications that will drive the success of the wireless enterprise at the velocity that the market requires,” said Andreas Sjostrom, Consultant Mobile Solutions, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young.

“With these rich mobile connectivity options available, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young developers can easily deliver on the promise of wireless and mobility’s successful integration with the business processes of our customers.”

“Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is recognized world-wide as a leader in helping traditional businesses and “dot companies” continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology in the new economy, and they clearly understand how easily effective mobile applications can be developed using our technology,” said Mark Gentile, president of Odyssey Software.

“Our tools are all about power and choice – developers are able to choose whether pure on-line access, or a hybrid of on-line and disconnected operation, is the most effective mobile architecture for the business application that they are building.”

About Cap Gemini Ernst & Young
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young is one of the largest management and IT consulting firms in the world. The company offers management and IT consulting services, systems integration, and technology development, design and outsourcing capabilities on a global scale to help traditional businesses and high-growth middlemarket companies continue to implement growth strategies and leverage technology in the connected economy. The organization employs more than 58,000 people worldwide and reports global revenues of about 7.7 billion euros (1999 pro forma). More information about individual service lines, offices and research is available at www.cgey.com.

About Odyssey Software
Odyssey Software, Inc. is a leading provider of mobile and wireless application data access infrastructure, which extends the enterprise across the Internet to the palm of your hand. Developers can quickly build and deploy rich mobile applications using the core Windows DNA technologies – as well as open Internet standards such as XML, HTTP, HTTPS – with real-time, online, interactive access or application-controlled synchronization with centralized data and business logic over any wireless LAN or WAN, wired or dial-up connection.

Odyssey Software’s products include ViaXML, open standards based mobile and wireless application infrastructure that enables web services to be exposed and called over the Internet, CEfusion, a set of powerful tools and infrastructure for building and deploying robust mobile enterprise applications for Pocket PCs and other devices powered by Windows CE; APIfusion, tools and infrastructure for PalmOS, Windows-powered, and DOS devices; and ViaDB, a Universal OLE DB Provider that works with ADOCE 3.x (available for Windows-powered Pocket PCs and Handheld PC 2000 devices) to allow direct online access to data stored in remote servers powered by SQL, Oracle, Sybase, Microsoft Exchange and other database systems with OLE DB connectivity.

Odyssey Software tools and infrastructure are used for wireless mobile and landline enterprise computing by BP Oil, AT&T, General Electric, Microsoft, Northrop-Grumman, Pitney-Bowes, Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical, Smith-Kline Beecham, Johnson & Johnson, MasterCard, Kellogg’s Foods and many other companies.

For more information about Odyssey Software visit the company’s web site at www.odysseysoftware.com

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