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Embarcadero Technologies released findings from a recent PC software
survey showing over 72% of information workers find their productivity
reduced by having to search for, install and upgrade software on their
PCs. Embarcadero conducted this survey online with 1500 North American
Information Technology workers.

According to 84% of survey respondents, the ability to have self
service, on-demand, one-click access to PC apps would be valuable.
Almost 50% said having one-click access to PC software would be very or
extremely valuable. A quarter of respondents said their company is
looking at an Enterprise App Store, with 6% indicating their company is
an early adopter and already has an Enterprise App Store in place.

“The whole experience of PC software is widely out of sync with how
today’s workers want to interact with their software. We have all become
familiar with the instantaneous process of accessing apps on our mobile
phones and now, we want that on our desktop computers,” said Michael
Swindell, senior vice president of product management and product
marketing for Embarcadero.

“Today’s workers spend too much time in the antiquated method of
acquiring software and installing it on their PCs and maintaining
licenses. These methods have to change to keep up with today’s
technologies. The growing trends of BYOD (Bring Your Own Devices) and
the Consumerization of IT are pushing the need for “iTunes-like” app
stores more than ever before,” said Swindell.

It is typical for IT departments to acquire software for most employees.
However, the survey results show that the BYOD trend is occurring with
47% of respondents using alternative ways of acquiring their apps
besides traditional IT installation. Sixty-two percent of respondents
have 16 or more applications on their PC at work, and fifty-six percent
of information workers say they experience compatibility issues between
various PC software applications.

According to IT research firm Gartner, “Enterprise app stores have the
potential to improve business productivity by providing a broader
variety of applications that better suit the variety of user needs,” in
its February 1, 2012 report by Ian Finley entitled “Enterprise App
Stores Reduce Risk and Improve Business Results.” Finley reports
“Enterprise app stores can help software asset managers lower
administration overhead and drive accountability and efficiencies
through automation.”

Productivity Lost Equals Money Lost

The implications of this productivity loss impacts companies
economically. On average, the reduction in productivity the respondents
said they experienced translates to 67.1 hours of wasted time, costing
their company $2,851.75 per employee, per year. If you project that the
dollars invested in each employee should produce a three to one return,
than the impact to the revenue line of the company would be $8,555.25
per employee, per year.

Further information about the survey results can be found at

PC App Store Launched

Embarcadero today also announced the launch of the AppWave Store (see
release entitled “AppWave Store Transforms the Windows PC Experience
with ‘Smart App Streaming'”). The AppWave Store ( )
represents a revolutionary new way to discover and run PC applications
without all the traditional hassles of PC software. The AppWave platform
addresses three of the biggest hassles with Windows software in IT: the
wasted time and resources spent obtaining, distributing, installing, and
uninstalling PC software, the stability and performance degradation of
Windows after installing applications, and the lack of visibility into
how software is actually used within organizations.

About Embarcadero Technologies

Embarcadero Technologies, Inc., a software management and delivery
company, is a leading provider of database and application development
software tools and the only Enterprise App Store platform for PC
software, AppWave, ( ).
By using Embarcadero’s award-winning products, professionals can design
systems right, build them faster and run them better, regardless of
their platform or programming language. Three million users worldwide
and 90 of the Fortune 100 companies rely on Embarcadero products to
increase productivity, reduce costs, simplify change management and
compliance, and accelerate innovation. Founded in 1993, Embarcadero is
headquartered in San Francisco, with offices located around the world.
Embarcadero is online at .

Embarcadero, the Embarcadero Technologies logos and all other
Embarcadero Technologies product or service names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Embarcadero Technologies, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: Embarcadero Technologies, Inc.

        Atomic PR for Embarcadero 
        Lindsey Pappas, 415-593-1400

Copyright Business Wire 2012

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