BW: VistaSource, Inc. Announces Partnership With ACA Pacific...Jun 19, 2000, 23:09 (0 Talkback[s])
"VistaSource, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applix, Inc. (NASDAQ:APLX) announced today a new partnership agreement with ACA Pacific Technology, an Asia Pacific-wide IT Marketing and value-added distribution company of leading computer hardware and software. With the new agreement, VistaSource will leverage ACA Pacific's broad distribution channels in Greater China, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand as a means to distribute its Applixware Office 5.0 for Linux. ACA Pacific will benefit by expanding the resources by which it can offer its customers total IT solutions through "Best-of-Breed" products. The deal marks the first inroads of VistaSource Linux products into the Pacific Rim region."
"With The Chinese Ministry of Education's announced commitment to Linux and the Chinese government's articulated preference for the open, less expensive operating system, tremendous opportunities exist in China and throughout the Pacific Rim. The deployment of VistaSource Office 5.0 for Linux in the Pacific Rim is the first step towards gaining a significant presence in this market."
"Additionally, VistaSource is the only of the non-windows software companies to offer a localized, double-byte version of its software. VistaSource currently has a strong presence in the Japanese market through its double-byte Kanji version of Applixware Office for Linux. The development of a Simplified Chinese version of the suite, utilizing the same double-byte technology, is indicative of VistaSource's commitment to business development in the Pac Rim. Upon the completion of the Chinese Version, VistaSource will utilize these same ACA Pacific distribution channels for its distribution."
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