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February 2003 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1) SUG-TX February 18th Meeting
2) Next SUG-TX Meeting – March 18th
3) Sybase Builds Momentum For EAServer With Continued Expansion Into Government Market
4) Sybase Completes Acquisition of AvantGo
5) Sybase & Sun Customer Wins Excellence.Gov Award
6) Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting
7) Sybase Events
8) Sybase Learning Center Schedule for Dallas (Mar – May)


1) SUG-TX February 18th Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas held their meeting on Tuesday, February 18th.  SUG-TX President, Don Clayton, welcomed everyone to the meeting.  There was an open Q&A session before the presentation.  Don Clayton presented PowerDesigner 9.5.  Don reviewed conceptual modeling, physical modeling, then object modeling.  It was a very informative session on PowerDesigner. A copy of PowerDesigner was raffled off, and Sam Ramirez was the winner.  For more information about the meeting or PowerDesigner 9.5, please contact


2) Next SUG-TX Meeting – March 18th

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, March 18th.  The meetings are held from 3:00-6:00pm at HAL-PC at 4543 Post Oak Place, Suite 200.  Meeting details will be sent later.


3) Sybase Builds Momentum For EAServer With Continued Expansion    Into Government Market

New Sybase EAServer 4.2 Offers Lowest Total Cost of Ownership with High Performance, Secure Web Services, and Open Choice Development

DUBLIN, Calif., February 11, 2003 — Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY) today announced the availability of EAServer 4.2, an open application server that has been selected by a growing number of state and regional governments for its uncompromising performance and support for secure Web services within an “open-choice” development and deployment environment. As evidenced by forward-thinking customers including Hennepin County, Minnesota, the Texas Workforce Commission, and Wellington City Council, New Zealand, government agencies and enterprises alike are increasingly turning to Sybase EAServer for the technology infrastructure to help them unlock the value of their existing data and to quickly develop and deploy new services and applications.

The full story is at,6904,1023657,00.html.


4) Sybase Completes Acquisition of AvantGo

DUBLIN, Calif. – February 26, 2003 – Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), a leading enterprise infrastructure and integration company, today announced the completion of its acquisition of AvantGo, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO), a leading provider of mobile enterprise software. Sybase will operate AvantGo in conjunction with its iAnywhere Solutions subsidiary, strengthening the company’s leadership position in the mobile middleware market.

AvantGo stockholders approved the acquisition by Sybase of all outstanding shares of AvantGo for cash consideration of approximately $1.029 per share. AvantGo common stock (NASDAQ: AVGO) will no longer be publicly traded. The majority of AvantGo employees are joining iAnywhere Solutions and will be working in the Dublin, California headquarters.

The full story is at,6904,1023796,00.html.


5) Sybase & Sun Customer Wins Excellence.Gov Award

At a ceremony and reception on February 12, 2003 , in conjunction with the E-Gov Web-Enabled Government Conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C, Transtats was selected as one of 5 winners of the Excellence.Gov awards program.

Transtats (, launched by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics, is an analytical Web portal based on the iForce Solution for Economical Data Management, featuring the Sybase IQ Multiplex analytic engine and Sun Fire(TM) V880 servers from Sun Microsystems. Transtats helps government and private sector researchers achieve new insights into U.S. Transportation information and enables fast and easy access to more than 100 transportation-related databases for detailed analysis.

A panel of judges comprised of representatives from government and industry considered the following requirements when selecting the “Top 5″ finalists from more than 100 entries:

- Extent of the project’s impact
- How the project saved resources or increased productivity
- Involvement of other agencies or levels of government
- Repeatability for other government agencies

You can read about it at:


6) Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting

The Houston User Group for Sun meets on the second Tuesday of every month at the Houston Sun office.  The next meeting is March 11th.

To be added to their mailing list, contact Art Blummer at


7) Sybase Events

a) Webcast – Practical Techniques for Windows Migration

Date: March 4th, 2003
Time: 11:30 – 1:00pm CST

Sooner or later, organizations of every size are faced with the challenge of updating to a new version of Windows. In the past, new operating systems were often phased-in with new hardware. Today, many organizations are looking to update the operating systems of their existing hardware – a whole new challenge.

A successful migration requires careful planning, detailed preparation and provision for extra support. It also requires the support of specialized tools, especially when the affected systems include remote offices or mobile users. iAnywhere Solutions’ Migration Manager, part of the latest release of Manage Anywhere Studio, is designed specifically for this job.

Join iAnywhere Solutions on Tuesday, March 4 at 12:30 pm ET for an informative webcast on reducing the cost and business disruption associated with moving to a new operating system.

More information is available at

b) Webcast – Sybase Remote Enterprise Management Outsourcing: Keeping Complex Software Infrastructure Up and Expenses Down

Date: March 4th and 13th, 2003
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm CST

In this webcast, you will find out how Sybase meets your toughest Web Server, Application Server, Middleware, Replication Server, Exchange Server, Integration Server and Database Server administration challenges, enabling you to:

- Increase service quality and reduce costly downtime through one   or all of four optional modules – Monitoring, Alerting and   Reporting; Major Problem Resolution; Performance Management; and   Software Infrastructure Maintenance - Reduce system administration and operational costs - Increase ROI on infrastructure investments across your enterprise   by optimizing your Sybase and non-Sybase environments, including   ASE, Oracle, DB/2, SQL Server and Rep Server application services

More information is available at

c) Webcast – Compliance, Cost Reduction and Security – Key Factors    in Implementing Your Portal Healthcare Solution

Date: March 5th and 12th, 2003
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm CST

Sybase Enterprise Portal – Now Enhanced!

These in-depth, one-hour, highly informative Webcasts will:

- Discuss key technical issues for building an open and scalable   enterprise portal environment
- Review the new enhanced features of Enterprise Portal
- Demonstrate Enterprise Portal with real-world industry specific   implementations
- Allow attendees to interact with experts and ask their own key   questions

The Webcast series schedule is as follows:

March 5th – HIPAA Privacy Solution: Cost Effective Administration
March 12th – Physician Portal (formerly Clinical Pathway) -              Centralized Information Access

d) Webcast – Protecting Your Sensitive Data

Date: March 6th and 11th, 2003
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm CST

As you know, even the most powerful firewalls and virus protection cannot fully protect your corporate data. Statistics show that data is far more likely to be attacked where it resides – in the database. As a result, corporations must do more to protect themselves, their employees and their clients. By leveraging Protegrity’s Secure.Data technology, Sybase Adaptive® Server Enterprise® (ASE) 12.5 offers comprehensive privacy and security protection at the database level.


Join Ulf Mattsson, Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President at Protegrity, as he discusses features of Secure.Data that will enhance your database security, including:

- Role-Base Access Control: Secure.Data allows organizations’   managers to define which data stored in the database is sensitive   and which individuals have authority to access that data
- Selective Encryption: Secure.Data utilizes encryption to   transform sensitive data into a form that is unreadable by anyone   who does not have proper authorization
- Audit and Reporting Facilities: Secure.Data provides real-time   audits that focus on the most useful information for security   managers, logging activity around protected information
- Segregating of Duties: Secure.Data provides security control over   all users, including administrators and security officers, to   ensure that only properly authenticated and authorized individuals   see protected information

More information is available at

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