OPENCONNECT OPENS EUROPEAN OFFICE IN LONDON, EXPANDS GLOBAL PRESENCE.
LONDON (October 20, 2004) — OpenConnect Systems, Inc., the pioneer of secure mainframe-to-web solutions, today announced increased sales and support for European customers with the opening of its newest office location based in London.
The establishment of the London office reflects OpenConnect's expansion efforts and encompasses the international need for secure, mainframe-to-web solutions. In addition, OpenConnect's London office will provide Professional Services to European clients and expand outreach to potential customers who need to extend their legacy applications.
"OpenConnect already has an impressive portfolio of clients in the United Kingdom. By adding an international office in London, we will step up our efforts to support existing business relationships while expanding into new territories with the European business community," said Stuart Burris, president and CTO at OpenConnect Systems.
OpenConnect's European office will be lead by Paul Byrne, who joins OpenConnect with a wealth of experience in the computer hardware and software sales industry. Prior to OpenConnect, Byrne oversaw key accounts at IBM, J. D. Edwards, Oracle and Viewlocity where he held a number of senior-level positions.
"OpenConnect has gained noticeable growth in the US and throughout Europe by recognizing the need of Fortune 1000 organizations to expand their legacy applications with secure, mainframe-to-web access technology," said Mr. Byrne. "With the opening of the London office we will increase our market share and continue to attract European customers who need to reduce costs, increase productivity and leverage their mainframe applications with OpenConnect solutions."
For more information on OpenConnect Systems, contact Paul Byrne at +44 0870 420 2765 or visit www.oc.com. OpenConnect is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA.
OpenConnect is the premier supplier of secure Mainframe-to-Web solutions for Global 2000 organizations. The company’s Mainframe2Web Secure Solutions Series provides companies with cost effective, secure access to critical business information and applications within mainframes. By providing customers, partners and employees with secure access to mainframe data, organizations can significantly increase productivity, information sharing and revenue generating opportunities. OpenConnect’s Mainframe2Web Secure Solutions Series consists of Secure Access Solutions (WebConnect, WebConnect SSO), Mainframe2Web Development Tools (eXtremeVista and Visual3270) and Web Services Development Tools (xmlConnect). The company’s products are distributed in over 60 countries and used by more than 60% of Fortune 100 companies. For more information on OpenConnect, visit their website at www.oc.com.