Sybase, Harris call Census canvassing ‘success’

Sybase and Harris Corp. have announced that the 2010 decennial address canvassing operation was a “success.”

Harris was the systems integrator and Sybase provided its SQL Anywhere software to support the data collection efforts of more than 140,000 Census Bureau address canvassers since April.

The address-canvassing application, dubbed AdCan, was a component of the Field Data Collection Automation program. The canvassers ran the AdCan application on Harris wireless devices, Sybase said. The devices were also equipped with mapping functionality, which let field workers verify addresses without printed maps. Sybase also provided its Afaria mobile-device management and security software.

The 2010 census has “been referred to as the largest peacetime mobilization of resources and personnel by the federal government,” said Terry Stepien, president of Sybase iAnywhere.

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Tue, Aug 11, 2009 Paul DC

GCN reprinting Harris/Sybase propaganda. Talk to any of the census takers and the QA people, the devices worked infrequently. They were very frustrated on the west coast. Did the government say the effort was a "success"?

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