May 17, 2011
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Highlights from our Annual Report
2010 was an exciting year for Birdstep, a year full of hard work, spirited conversation, and even an award! It's always nice when your efforts get recognized, and winning a Mobile Star award for our work in cloud services/remote access capped off an already great year.
The secret to a great year? Listen and react. In 2010, we saw through an initiative built on innovation and customer communication. We asked the community what they wanted to see and they responded. We listened, and it seems our instincts have done us well. The findings gave us a lot to feel good about, and made us even surer of our direction.
Last year, we conducted a series of customer surveys with the goal of learning more about the needs of the mobile working community and fine-tuning our strategy to handle all of the most pressing challenges of our field; soaring mobile data volumes, tiered tariffs, rising support costs and end user communication. Consulting the results, we made some improvements that will keep us positioned at the head of this industry as it continues to increase in relevance.
In the words of our CEO Torbjörn Sandberg, "The demand for traditional Birdstep solutions such as connectivity and handling of a multitude of devices is perhaps even more interesting than before, as we now see a more mature mobile broadband market taking off - one that now fully starts to recognize the need for uniform and adapted mobile broadband software."
There is the need and we have what it takes to meet that need. Concerns voiced in our surveys and ubiquitous in the market are the same challenges we are already committed to addressing. The improved support for an even wider range of off-load supporting techniques paired with our new initiative focusing on the converging platforms for both USB devices, iOS- and Android devices puts Birdstep right where we need to be to help you handle the data mountain of the 21st century.
We are also incorporating new technologies to manage both network handling and offload. These initiatives include technologies such as EAP-SIM, Mobile IP and I-WLAN for PC's as well as Android and iOS devices. Never taking a day off on innovation is still the key to our success.
Birdstep is also continuously expanding its service-to-customer communication abilities, proactively asking questions and reacting. We understand how communication ties together with information, that relationship is fundamental to our products! What good is information if you can't get it anywhere or share it with anybody? What good are we if you can't get ahold of us? Communication drives innovation and we made great strides in the last year to make more efficient the communication options offered by our products and your ability to communicate with us directly. Thank you for the help, and here's to a great rest of 2011!