iAnywhere Teams Up With SuSE Linux

By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-08-11 Print this article Print

Move gives iAnywhere, a mobile technology company, access to ongoing Linux developments.

iAnywhere Solutions Inc. and SuSE Linux have forged a technology alliance that will give the mobile technology company access to ongoing Linux developments, iAnywhere officials announced on Monday. iAnywhere, a Sybase Inc. subsidiary in Dublin, Calif., will also work with SuSE to optimize SQL Anywhere Studio for SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8. That product is a Linux version of a database geared for mobile, embedded and small and medium-sized business use. The motivation behind the alliance is both the growing importance of Linux and of mobile data management, company officials said.
"Linux has become increasingly important for medium-sized firms and large corporations due to the cost benefits it provides and its efficiency," said Mike Darabos, manager of Strategic Project Europe for iAnywhere, in a statement. "Partnering with SuSE will help iAnywhere Solutions reach an
even broader base within this growing community of Linux developers."
"With SQL Anywhere Studio, our customers now have access to one of the market-leading solutions for mobile data management," said Uwe Heine, chief alliance officer at SuSE Linux, in a statement. SuSE Linux is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. "As a result, these companies can take advantage of new opportunities for realizing technically advanced and innovative solutions under a secure and flexible server operating system."
Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for eWEEK.com and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on eWEEK.com, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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