iAnywhere Solutions, NEC Partner to Stimulate Mobile and Remote Solutions in Japanese

2/13/2003 - iAnywhere Solutions announced an agreement with NEC Corporation to stimulate the development of mobile, wireless and remote database-powered solutions in Japan. As part of this relationship, NEC will resell SQL Anywhere® Studio, the iAnywhere SolutionsTM market-leading mobile data management and enterprise synchronization solution. The companies will also work together to develop new enterprise applications that extend business critical information from a variety of data sources – including databases from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sybase – to PCs, laptops and mobile devices.

“With the rapid growth of broadband and mobile solutions, businesses are demanding much closer integration of mobile applications with legacy systems to achieve better quality services for customers, increased operational efficiency, and greater information sharing within organizations,” said Koichi Hadano, general manager, Middle Software Division, NEC Corporation. “NEC selected SQL Anywhere Studio because of its open architecture, reliability and ease-of-use, enabling companies to effectively deploy mobile enterprise solutions that leverage existing backend data sources.”

“Japan is one of the fastest growing markets worldwide for advanced mobile services and NEC is a top solution provider – from infrastructure technology to mobile devices,” said Dr. Juergen Mueller, vice president of worldwide sales, iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. “The combination of iAnywhere Solutions’ leadership in the mobile database market and NEC’s extensive sales and services experience will provide Japanese companies with the open, reliable solutions they require.”

The agreement between iAnywhere Solutions and NEC encompasses joint sales and marketing initiatives, product development and customer support. The specifics of the relationship include:

About iAnywhere Solutions, Inc.
iAnywhere Solutions, Inc. is the market-leading provider of mobile, remote, embedded and workgroup databases and mobile middleware solutions that enable anywhere, anytime access to enterprise information. There are more than seven million seats of iAnywhere SolutionsTM technology at work in over 10,000 customer sites worldwide. iAnywhere Solutions is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. [NYSE:SY]. Visit www.ianywhere.com for more information.

iAnywhere, iAnywhere Solutions, and SQL Anywhere are trademarks, registered trademarks or servicemarks of Sybase, Inc. or its subsidiaries. ® indicates registration in the United States of America.

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