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November 2011 Newsletter

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Table of Contents:

1)        SUG-TX November Meeting
2)        Future SUG-TX Meetings
3)        Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group
4)        Luncheon Presentation: Database Monitoring & Event Management Essentials
5)        Latest Release of Sybase® Afaria® to Offer New Mobile Enterprise Application Deployment and Expense Management Capabilities
6)        62% of Consumers Are Poised to Make Purchases With Their Mobile Devices This Holiday Season, According to Survey From Sybase 365 and Mobile Marketing Association
7)        International Sybase User Group Events
8)        Sybase Events
9)        OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting
10)     Sybase Training Schedule (Dec)

1)  SUG-TX November Meeting

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas will not hold a meeting in November due to the proximity of the Thanksgiving Holiday. We look forward to seeing everyone at the annual holiday party.

The Holiday Party will be Tuesday, December 13th at Canyon Café, 5000 Westheimer, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77056, from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Mark your calendar and make plans to join us.

2)  Future SUG-TX Meetings

Mark your calendar for future topics for SUG-TX Meetings:

December 13:                Holiday Party – Canyon Cafe
January 24:                   Kickoff Meeting/Officer Elections

Send suggestions to secretary@sugtx.org.

Topics for future meetings are subject to change based on speaker availability and scheduling.  Watch the newsletter for details for each meeting.  A meeting will not be held in November due to proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday.  December is the annual holiday party.  SUG-TX usually meets on the 4th Tuesday so add a recurring appointment on your calendar.

3)  Join the SUG-TX LinkedIn Group

The Sybase Users’ Group of Texas has a group in LinkedIn.  If you wish to join, submit a request.  You can find the group by searching for “Sybase Texas” in the groups directory.  Contact secretary@sugtx.org if you have any questions.

4)  Luncheon Presentation: Database Monitoring & Event Management Essentials

Bradmark Tecnhologies invites you and a colleague to take part in a discussion on database monitoring and event management essentials, as well as, best practices for providing needed visibility across your entire IT infrastructure.

Since 1981, IT operations have relied on Bradmark solutions to optimally manage and maintain system efficiency and performance across any combination of Sybase, Oracle, MS SQL Server, and DB2 UDB databases.

So register today, as we are confident this session will enhance your vested interest in database management.

When:    December 2, 2011
Time:     1:00 – 2:00pm
Where: Ruth Chris Steak House 6213 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77057

SEATING IS LIMITED… so Register Here Today!

For more information, contact John Avery at 713-621-2808 or info@bradmark.com.

5)  Latest Release of Sybase® Afaria® to Offer New Mobile Enterprise Application Deployment and Expense Management Capabilities

Key New Features Include Streamlined App On-Boarding and Telco Expense Management (TEM)

DUBLIN, CALIF. — Nov. 9, 2011 — Demonstrating a steady stream of innovation to transform how business is run, Sybase, Inc., an SAP company and industry leader in enterprise mobility software, today unveiled expanded management capabilities for Sybase® Afaria® – the industry-leading mobile device and application management solution.

With the latest release of Afaria, enterprises will now be able to manage mobile devices, applications and telecommunication expenses on a single platform. Highlights of the new features include:

·         Application on-boarding for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry devices enables IT organizations to create and pre-load libraries of mobile apps for simplified access by authorized employees
·         Telecommunication expense management (TEM) provides administrators with a powerful tool for easily managing employee mobile costs such as voice and data roaming
·         Afaria appliance greatly simplifies and accelerates the installation of Afaria for trials, POCs, and production, and is a critical component driving SAP application on-boarding.

“Corporate IT today needs to effectively tap the opportunity of mobility to securely boost employee productivity and engage customers, while successfully improving the bottom line,” said Joe Owen, vice president of engineering, Sybase iAnywhere. “As we continue to expand and innovate our enterprise mobility platform, SAP and Sybase are delivering to the enterprise what they need to securely and quickly deploy mobility solutions, and stay ahead of their competition.”

The above-mentioned new features of Afaria will be available in December 2011.

For more information, visit http://www.sap.com; http://www.sybase.com. Read Sybase blogs: blogs.sybase.com. Follow us on Twitter at @sapnews, @Sybase and @MobileWork.

For the full story, visit http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1095395.

6)  62% of Consumers Are Poised to Make Purchases With Their Mobile Devices This Holiday Season, According to Survey From Sybase 365 and Mobile Marketing Association

Enthusiasm for Mobile Commerce Among Consumers Nearly Doubles from Last Year as Holiday Season Approaches

Dublin , Calif. – November 7, 2011 – More consumers are planning to use their mobile device to make a purchase this holiday season than ever before, according to a joint national survey conducted by Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services and the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), the leading global trade association for the mobile industry.

The survey of 1,000 consumers found that more than half (62%) would be willing to make a purchase on their mobile device this holiday season if prompted by coupons, discount offers, text alerts, gift cards or loyalty points. In a similar survey conducted by Sybase 365 a year ago, only 32% of respondents said that mobile incentives would encourage them to make a purchase on their device.

“The results from this survey clearly indicate a growing appetite for mobile commerce services,” said John Sims, president of Sybase 365. “While we still have ground to cover in terms of widespread adoption, the momentum we are seeing provides opportunities for merchants who are seeking to increase revenue and customer retention by offering mobile shopping and incentives. “

In the absence of coupons, discount offers or other enticements suggested above, 56% of consumers surveyed would be likely to use their mobile device for one of the following uses: to find a store location (38%), compare prices (34%), researching deals and coupons (28%), find a product review (27%) or make a purchase (22%). (EDITOR’S NOTE: Specific percentages shown reflect the fact that some respondents said they were predisposed toward more than one of the categories above.)

For the full story, visit http://www.sybase.com/detail?id=1095414.

7)  International Sybase User Group Events

The International Sybase User Group (ISUG) sponsors events for Special Interests Groups (SIGs), Virtual User Groups, and members. Sign up for ISUG Membership for as little as $30 for a SUG-TX group basic membership and get access to events and online material.  For more details, visit:

http://www.isug.com/common/JoinISUG.html

8)  Sybase Events

Sybase Seminars, Conferences, Webcasts, Tradeshows, Sports events — whichever way you want to get information from Sybase, they deliver! Check out future events at:

http://www.sybase.com/about_sybase/events

If you’d like to give feedback on what types of events you think Sybase should offer please email them at events@sybase.com

9)  OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun (HUGS) Meeting

The OpenSolaris / Houston User Group for Sun meets on the second Tuesday of every month. The next meeting will be on December 13th.

Web Site: http://opensolaris.org/os/project/hugs
Subscribe to the mailing list: http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/ug-hugs

10)  Sybase Training Schedule (Dec)

Sybase Dallas Learning Center
14800 Quorum Drive, Suite 505
Dallas, Texas 75240
Contact:  972-687-6400
Register: 1 800-8-SYBASE

Dec 19, 2011 5 days  Advanced Administration and Troubleshooting for ASE 15

Please verify class availability with Sybase registration or http://sed.sybase.com/Osiris/osiris_location_NAA1.htm#DL

Send news to: secretary@sugtx.org

Do you have suggestions for our group? Would you like to present your Sybase solutions to the Sybase Users’ Group of Texas? The group is always looking for compelling presentations for our monthly meetings. Let us hear them!
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