Sign global agreement for joint initiative targeting market worth more than $250 billion by 2012
Sybase, a provider of enterprise and mobile software, thas entered into a global agreement with IBM to target the mobile commerce opportunity with both hosted and on-premise solutions in developed and emerging markets.
Reportedly, under this agreement, IBM Global Business Services and Sybase 365 mCommerce team (Sybase 365 is a subsidiary of Sybase Inc) will work together to extend their reach and meet the needs of even more clients.
Ranjit Balaram, practice executive, Wireless & Emerging Technology Applications, IBM Global Business Services, said: “This agreement not only extends the long term collaboration between our two companies, but also coincides with the launch of IBM’s Banking Framework, a unified platform to help accelerated transformation and reduced project risk right across a bank’s operations from risk management to mCommerce. With access to Sybase’s complete mCommerce solution, the breadth of the IBM Banking Framework and the global reach and expertise of IBM Global Services we can help simplify deployments for our joint clients and help them introduce a more consistent experience for end-users.”
Matthew Talbot, vice president mCommerce, Sybase 365, said: “This relationship between Sybase and IBM furthers our strategy to build global partnerships that will ensure a secure mobile commerce eco-system benefitting mobile subscribers, mobile operators and financial institutions around the world.