Enterprise Solutions Briefs: Tower, EDS, Asia Online, Cortex

Enterprise Solutions Briefs: Tower, EDS, Asia Online, Cortex

Tower signs up EDS

Within a week of considering a channel strategy for the launch of one of its new products, document management developer Tower Technology has announced its first reseller partnership with global services company EDS.

EDS will now resell both Tower Technology's e-business software (WebCapture) and its transaction content processing solutions globally. The two companies will pitch together to service intensive industries such as the financial services, insurance and government verticals.

Asia Online plots new direction yet againHong Kong-based regional Internet service provider Asia Online has announced a new strategic focus on managed network and security services, Web site and application hosting, as well as Internet connectivity for medium and large businesses - areas where the company believed profit margins are higher.

Asia Online's president and chief executive officer, Ed Roberto, said the company has made steady progress, reducing its losses over the past year by 78 per cent and projecting 2001 earnings to rise by 20 per cent, reaching $US47 million.

Big names at Cortex

Web integrator Cortex has added more technical and business expertise to its payroll, with the recruitment of ex-Bell Labs, marchFIRST and Melbourne IT techies, as well as the appointment of Michael Clarkin as chairman of the company.

Cortex recruited ex-marchFIRST senior architect and Bell Labs team leader Oliver Burn. Along with Burn, the company has employed his former software engineer from Bell Labs, Brendan Humphreys, who was awarded Bell Labs Australia Rookie of the Year in 1998.

Cortex has also recruited Web development consultants; Mike Williams and former Melbourne IT developer Martin Zaidel. Chief executive officer Peter Moore said the company will soon announce Solution 6 director Michael Clarkin as chairman.

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