Sybase partners with Metasite to bring world class portal and mobile knowledge to the region

VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, August 1, 2000 – Continuing to expand its presence in the rapidly accelerating tech markets of the Baltic States, Sybase Baltic, a branch of the global independent software vendor Sybase, today announced a strategic partnership with Metasite, a leading e-business consultancy in Lithuania.

“Sybase is actively seeking to maintain its role as a leading supplier of internet and mobile software solutions around the Baltics”, said Harry Piela, Managing Director of Sybase Baltic. “With a number of high profile corporate and government clients and plans for further expansion, we firmly believe Metasite is the right company to partner with in bringing world class portal and mobile knowledge to Lithuania”.

“Today more and more Lithuanian corporate players are realizing their needs for fast and accurate solutions that deliver business information to customers, partners and employees over the Internet,” said Aldas Kirvaitis, Managing Director of Metasite. “To be successful, such solutions must rely on software platforms that combine superb performance and stability with reasonable pricing. We are confident Sybase is the right choice, completely answering our needs”.

Building on Sybase software platforms, Metasite will introduce leading enterprise ebusiness and wireless commerce solutions such as intra-company portals and mobile banking. Enterprise portal based solutions will allow large companies to improve customer service, streamline relationships with suppliers, unleash the power of knowledge management, automate and simplify workflow, effectively translating into lower costs and growing revenues.

“E-business development skills and know-how possessed by Metasite today are further extended and deepened by the newly formed relationship with Sybase Baltic. Metasite clients will receive superior solutions, support and advice as a consequence”, said Sarunas Chomentauskas, head of new product development at Metasite. “We share a common focus on telecommunications, financial and banking industries. This will definitely create synergies.”

Metasite plans to deploy a number of ebusiness solutions based on Sybase platforms by the end of this year.

Headquartered in Emeryville, CA, Sybase is one of the largest global independent software companies. The company’s products, combined with world-class professional services and partner technologies provide a comprehensive platform for integrated, end-to-end solutions in mobile, data warehousing and web environments. Sybase Baltic is located at Vantaa, Finland. The mother company’s web address is