SOURCE: Retriever Communications
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 20, 2013) - Retriever Communications, a global provider of mobile field force automation, today unveiled results of performance testing done on its mobile enterprise server infrastructure: the company demonstrated it has the ability to service over 16,000 user data requests per minute. The tests were completed on a single server Amazon AWS cloud, highlighting the simplicity of required infrastructure when working at high throughput. The test revealed Retriever Communications as the stand out company to provide enterprises with the security, reliability and scalability needed in a business application-heavy environment.
"Historically consumer-focused, the mobile market is seeing a huge shift in enterprise adoption. However, as organizations and developers create applications to meet this rising demand their concerns become the corporate must-haves of scalability and security," said Mary Brittain-White, CEO at Retriever Communications. "Strikingly, the ability to scale commercial apps hasn't been successfully demonstrated by the 'Old Guard' IT players that have entered the mobility market. We're fixing that at Retriever and these tests are the first proof point."
According to Checkpoint, 89 percent of enterprises have tablets and smartphones connecting to networks and these devices are being used by employees to access mobile applications in order to do work in the office and in the field. Therefore, the mobile cloud that supports these transactions must be scalable and reliable.
"Especially as these enterprises begin to leverage dozens of apps for hundreds and thousands of users, the ease of delivering a responsive and robust mobile environment becomes mission critical. The unattractive alternative is a complex infrastructure, costly systems administration and a mid-term mobility platform viability issue," continued Brittain-White.
"As more and more companies adopt a 'Mobile First' approach to their application portfolio, the demand for reliable, scalable business applications that run anywhere, on any device, is growing. More than just deploying to thousands of users, companies place a premium on reliability and data integrity across a diversity of networks, devices, and enterprise applications. We're at the very beginning of a shift to industrial-grade mobile applications, and the market is wide open," said Andrew Dailey, managing director at MGI Research.
Retriever delivers under both software licensing and cloud models. Its Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) has a write-once, deploy natively approach. It delivers a full native app experience, corporate level security, both complex and simple app functionality and the ability to work out of coverage. The company's mobile app development toolkit enables application developers to build an app once and deploy it natively to all mobile devices and tablets running Windows, iOS or Android while also allowing developers to integrate device-specific capabilities, such as GPS, barcode readers, built-in cameras and RFID scanners into the application.
About Retriever Communications
Retriever Communications has been providing field force automation technology internationally since 1996. Privately-held with corporate headquarters in Sydney, Australia and North American headquarters in Houston, Texas. Retriever's wireless field solutions improve productivity and automate data collection processes for companies with field operations -- Operators to Service Companies in Energy, Engineering, Manufacturing, Petroleum, and Utilities.
Differentiated by the breadth of its product capability and set of contractual guarantees regarding its technology performance. Retriever maintains local offices in Sydney, Milan and Houston, and supports deployments in over 21 countries.