Newly established consultancy and integrator outfit, StoneBridge Systems, has entered into a partnership with Web application development vendor, Elcom.
The new deal will see StoneBridge expand on its range of content management solutions to include Elcom’s CommunityManager.Net products.
“They have developed a suite of products that are solutions to the standard problems that people have in the content and knowledge management area in the market,” StoneBridge director, Peter Murphy, said. “Elcom concentrate on solutions rather than product. For example, they will talk about a government portal or an e-commerce manager; these are the things people want to buy to make themselves more productive.”
As an Elcom partner, StoneBridge gets access to training, co-marketing and co-branding opportunities along with workshop days including information sessions around contract, intranet or training management.
“Our plans are to show people the viability of monetising the knowledge that is inside their organisations,” Murphy said. “We believe there’s a lack of perception on how much the internal knowledge of an organisation is actually worth, and I don’t think we do that well in Australia at the moment.”
StoneBridge was set up by Murphy and Craig Broadbent in January and has an office in Sydney and Melbourne. Both Murphy and Broadbent previously worked for Vignette, which is also a StoneBridge partner.
Last week, Elcom announced it was looking to grow its channel model to increase its indirect business and take advantage of the rise of Web 2.0 technologies. Elcom has 15 partners in Australia including Regal IT.