Sybase’s mobile device management platform Afaria has been an industry leader for over a decade. But after SAP acquired Sybase in 2010, the platform received a bit of makeover and a next-gen version, Afaria 7.0, was officially launched in February.
In what the software giant dubbed a "major new release," Afaria 7.0 includes a number of new features to help IT teams better manage the mass of employee-owned devices spilling into the enterprise. Among them is an end-user self-service portal intended to take some of the weight off ITs' shoulders by giving users the ability to enroll and manage their own devices.
Also included in the update are new app management features, telecom expense management tools, and a new user interface optimized for touchscreens.