7/18/2002 - In its report forecasting the worldwide mobile middleware market, IDC recognized iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), as the company with the greatest ability to gain market share and leverage future growth opportunities. IDC placed iAnywhere Solutions in the top position in its Leadership Grid over 25 other enterprise-centric vendors in this market.
"iAnywhere Solutions has a strong mix of product offerings, a large partner base, customer retention and the backing of Sybase, making it stand out among other players," said Stephen Drake, program manager, Mobile Infrastructure Software at IDC, and author of the report, Worldwide Mobile Middleware Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006 (June 2002).
IDC expects the mobile middleware market to grow significantly in the next few years, from $227 million in 2001 to $1.7 billion in 2006, with a CAGR of nearly 50 percent. As defined by IDC, the mobile middleware market consists of a software platform that includes server and/or client software that either extends the reach of existing IP or other mission-critical applications, or offers the ability to develop new applications for mobile users, leveraging a variety of wireless devices.
The iAnywhere Solutions™ m-Business platform is an integrated, end-to-end software architecture for extending the reach of e-Business applications, enterprise data and content to mobile, wireless, remote and embedded devices. Built on leading data management, enterprise synchronization, wireless application server and messaging technologies, the iAnywhere Solutions m-Business platform uniquely enables the development of "always available" applications, enabling workers to be productive and access corporate data and applications anywhere, anytime.
About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., is the market-leading provider of mobile, wireless, embedded and workgroup solutions that enable anywhere, anytime access to enterprise information. More than six million users at over 10,000 customer sites worldwide rely on iAnywhere Solutions to power solutions that help to improve productivity, streamline operations and create new revenue streams. With more than a decade of experience, iAnywhere Solutions provides a one-stop source for organizations’ m-Business needs across key markets including financial services, healthcare, government, utilities, transportation and retail. Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.
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Statements concerning iAnywhere Solutions' and Sybase's future growth, prospects, operating results and future products are by nature forward-looking statements that involve a number of uncertainties and risks and cannot be guaranteed. Such statements are intended to reflect Sybase's current views with respect to future events and may ultimately prove to be incorrect or false. Factors that could ultimately affect such statements are detailed from time to time in the Sybase's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to its annual report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (copies of which can be viewed on the Company's web site).
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