2/13/2003 - iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY), announced the formation of iAnywhere Solutions K.K. in Japan. This new subsidiary of iAnywhere Solutions will work to develop and expand the company’s presence in the Japanese mobile, remote, embedded and workgroup database and mobile middleware markets. Noriyuki Hayakawa, who has directed the company’s mobile and embedded operations in Japan as vice president of Sybase K.K. and country manager for iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., will become the president of the new subsidiary.
According to Gartner Dataquest, iAnywhere Solutions increased its share of the mobile database market from 68 percent in 2000 to 73 percent in 2001. In addition, the company has deployed over seven million seats of its technology at ten thousand customer sites worldwide.
“Japan is a very important market for us,” said Juergen Mueller, vice president of worldwide sales for iAnywhere Solutions. “It is among the top three global economies by GDP, it has a very well developed mobile and wireless telecommunications infrastructure and it hosts some of the most important mobile device manufacturers in the world. In the past three years, we have been able to grow our revenue in Japan by an average of 30% annually, despite a gloomy world economy. The foundation of iAnywhere Solutions Japan as one of our first subsidiaries outside of North America not only underlines this importance but also is a clear indicator of our future commitment to invest in this market and the trust we have in its growth.”
In addition to raising the market perception of the iAnywhere SolutionsTM brand in Japan, the new company will focus on strengthening its relationships with major partners. This initiative will include further development of existing SFA/CRM systems for the financial services industry, creation of tracking, inventory, and point-of-sale systems for the distribution industry and development of Web-based mobile and wireless systems.
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.
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