Toshiba Selects SQL Anywhere as Embedded Database for MobileContainer

9/30/2003 - iAnywhere Solutions announced an alliance with Toshiba IT-Solutions Corporation to further the development of applications that provide anytime, anywhere access to corporate information. As part of this agreement, Toshiba IT-Solutions will leverage SQL Anywhere® Studio as the embedded database powering its MobileContainer business solutions. Toshiba IT-Solutions also plans to market the iAnywhere® products SQL Anywhere Studio and Manage Anywhere StudioTM in Japan, providing its corporate customers with the tools to develop and manage database-powered mobile applications.

“With the increased sophistication of the telecommunications environment and the growing need for enterprises to conduct their business operations using mobile devices, customers are demanding mobile solutions that can be deployed quickly and at low cost,” said Kazutoshi Nagano, sales manager of the i-Solution division at Toshiba-IT Solutions. “We chose iAnywhere Solutions technology to help meet the mobile needs of our customers, because of the company’s mobile technology leadership and established brand in the marketplace.”

“This alliance represents the first step in building a long-term relationship between the Toshiba Group and iAnywhere,” said Noriyuki Hayakawa, president of iAnywhere Solutions K.K. “By combining Toshiba Group’s enterprise solutions and market reach with our leading mobile technology, we can better fuel the development of innovative enterprise applications for mobile and remote workers.”

Toshiba IT-Solutions MobileContainer business solutions will leverage SQL Anywhere Studio to deliver “always available” access to enterprise information. iAnywhere’s unique “always available” computing model enables access to the information users need regardless of network availability. These solutions will increase business productivity and enable mobile workers to access information across a variety of backend data sources. The MobileContainer family includes Mobile Office, extending e-Business to mobile environments; CRM Front, building close customer relationships; Content Management, delivering enterprise content to mobile devices; and Inner Operation, providing back-end support for mobile deployments.

Toshiba IT-Solutions will also sell SQL Anywhere Studio and Manage Anywhere Studio to corporate customers interested in building mobile e-business solutions. As a result, the company will provide businesses with the tools they need to both develop database-powered mobile applications and manage those solutions upon deployment. SQL Anywhere Studio is the market-leading database for mobile, embedded and small to medium sized business environments. Manage Anywhere Studio provides centralized control of mobile software and hardware distribution and maintenance.

About iAnywhere Solutions
iAnywhere Solutions provides software and services that enable the delivery of enterprise information anywhere, at anytime. More than 12,000 customers and 1,000 partners worldwide rely on the company’s industry leading SQL Anywhere database and mobile enterprise solutions. In addition, the company’s AvantGo® mobile consumer service has more than nine million registered subscribers. iAnywhere is a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (NYSE: SY). Visit for more information.

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