FreeSat, SAND's Strategic Reseller in South Korea, Signs Kookmin Bank in the Financial Services Market

    MONTREAL, Jan. 27 /CNW/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board:  
SNDTF), an international provider of data management software and services,
announced today that its South Korean reseller, FreeSat, has continued to
expand its Financial Services portfolio with new implementations of the
SAND/DNA product suite using FreeSat's consulting services. FreeSat
specializes in providing Business Intelligence consulting services and
innovative IT solutions for Information Lifecycle Management (ILM), and has
been a key SAND reseller for five years. During the last quarter, FreeSat has
signed Kookmin Bank to use SAND/DNA Access for their archiving project.
    "Even in these challenging economic times, customers continue to struggle
with growing amounts of data and decreasing budgets," said Linda Arens, Vice
President, Global Alliances and Marketing, SAND Technology. "We are very
fortunate to have FreeSat representing SAND in this region who can continue to
sell solutions and has the respect of their clients and is viewed as a trusted
    "We are very pleased to act as SAND's reseller in South Korea and the
Asian region," said D.O. Shin, Managing Director of Sales for FreeSat.
"Because of its ability to manage huge volumes of data with minimal hardware
and administration requirements, SAND/DNA software is a key component of the
solutions that we offer our customers."
    SAND/DNA enables enterprise customers in all industries to cost-
effectively retain massive amounts of compressed data in a nearline repository
for extended periods, in accordance with any applicable business rules and
regulatory requirements, and to rapidly retrieve information when needed. A
centralized data management solution with unparalleled performance and storage
efficiency, the SAND/DNA suite dramatically reduces costs and management
complexity while ensuring continuous data availability. Organizations can
create data marts on demand to respond to any analytic requirement with all
enterprise data -- current or historical, detailed or summarized. SAND/DNA's
advanced information management technology compresses data to typically 10
percent of its original size, while giving users the ability to query any
attributes of the data without decompressing it first. This next-generation
capability is ideal for satisfying enterprise compliance requirements as well
as for leveraging valuable information in data warehouses.
    About SAND Technology
    SAND is an international provider of intelligent information management
software and best practices. The SAND/DNA product suite scales to help any
size enterprise cope with exploding data requirements, now and into the
future. SAND/DNA Access allows for retaining all potentially relevant data in
a tiny footprint while providing instant access to just what's required.
SAND/DNA Analytics allows for complex what-if analysis to meet any planned and
unplanned business need.
    SAND/DNA solutions include CRM analytics, and specialized applications
for government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, retail,
transportation, and other business sectors. SAND/DNA has achieved "Certified
for SAP NetWeaver" status and SAND Nearline Integration Controller has
achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status.
    SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United
Kingdom and Central Europe.
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