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Amman, Jordan, 2006/04/08 - Sybase Products Middle East, Turnkey Information Solutions and Princess Sumaya University for Technology come together to launch first Sybase Lab in Jordan..
Sybase Products Middle East, the leading Global Enterprise Software Solutions Company exclusively focused on managing and mobilizing information, today announced that they have signed memorandum of understanding with Turnkey Information Solutions (TIS) and Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT) to setup the first Sybase Lab in Jordan. The agreement was signed by the General Manager of TIS Mr. Fadi Mubarak, the President of PSUT Professor Hisham Ghassib, and Deputy General Manager Mr. Tony Achkar from Sybase on PSUT’s campus in the presence of the Head of PSUT's Board of Trustees, HRH Princess Sumaya Bint El-Hassan, members of the board, faculty members and other representatives from the private sector.
Speaking on the partnership for the Sybase Labs launch, Mr. Tony Achkar, Sybase Products Middle East said “We are pleased to work with TIS and launch this initiative with PSUT, one of the leading and highly respected educational institutions in Jordan, educate and empower students with knowledge of some of the cutting edge technologies in the market today. This is part of Sybase’s worldwide commitment to the educational sector and we are happy that PSUT is the first educational institute in the region we work with in this respect. We hope to further grow this partnership among PSUT, TIS and Sybase in the near future and to replicate our success here in other countries.”
According to the agreement signed, TIS will aim to solidify and strengthen the partnerships it holds with leading educational entities in Jordan. In keeping with its objectives, the firm is to supervise and invest in the development of a technology lab that is to be founded on the PSUT campus. The lab will be equipped with the latest technological developments from Sybase in order to ensure the highest level of efficiency and productivity for its users.
TIS, the strategic partner of Sybase in Jordan, will in turn be providing the lab with the latest technological solutions from Sybase including: PowerBuilder programming language, PowerDesigner modeling tool and its Adaptive Server Enterprise flagship database. Equipped with such facilities, this lab promises to broaden the horizons of students studying at PSUT.
"TIS, Sybase and PSUT made joint efforts to organize the implementation of this pioneering project. We hope that our efforts will in fact arm students with the skills they need to effectively face a market filled with fierce competition and ongoing change. TIS wants to play an active role in the development of our society, and we chose PSUT as the venue for this project on account of its strong reputation as the only university in Jordan to specialize in educational programs in the field of technology and communications. I am sure that our partnership with PSUT and Sybase will only strengthen the ties held between the private and the educational sector,” Mr. Mubarak of TIS commented.
The joint efforts made by PSUT, TIS and Sybase were aimed at strengthening the technological infrastructure in Jordan and to further ensure that the students of PSUT gain the highest benefits possible from the new technology lab. The university's administration will be hiring experienced IT specialists to assist students using the lab's equipment. TIS will be sending these specialists to the UAE, for training at Sybase' headquarters.
"Our agreement with TIS is of great importance as it helps unite powerful entities within the private sector to enhance the capabilities of our students," Professor Hisham Ghassib of PSUT concluded.