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HP and ISIS form Internet alliance
Australian online technology specialist ISIS Communications has been appointed a preferred solutions partner for HP e-services in Australia, the two companies announced last week.
Under the agreement, the Melb-ourne-based company will supply consulting and integration services for HP's BroadVision range of products, in addition to working with the vendor to provide WAP services to the Australian market.
According to Adam Radly, ISIS chief executive officer, the partnership should allow the company to `cement its position as a premier provider of customised solutions to targeted Internet communities.
`The alliance with HP, in tandem with our ISIS online business, underpins our strategy to offer content-rich, fully managed Web solutions for businesses that go way beyond simple fee-for-service Web development,' Radly added.www.isiscenter.comDeveloper spikes another dealHong Kong-listed Internet techno-logy company Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW) and Australian online media specialist Spike have reached an in-principle agreement to form a joint venture that will provide a range of Internet services around the globe.
The agreement, which is pending shareholder approval, would see Spike hold a 70 per cent interest of the joint venture, while PCCW would hold 30 with an option to increase its equity to 50 per cent over two years.
Initially, the venture will build on Spike's Japanese and Asia-Pacific operations. PCCW, whose market value is currently around $US11.03 billion, will also acquire a 5 per cent interest in Spike.www.spike.com.auXT3 completes liquid dealSydney-based Internet services company XT3 has announced that the final version of its latest project, artesian.com.au, is now live and online.
An Internet-based liquor ordering service, artesian.com.au, was developed for Lion Nathan, Southcorp and United Distillers who recently formed a joint venture to trial an online ordering system for the liquor industry.
XT3 developed the e-commerce-enabled site with a real-time online credit card facility and 128-bit encription in four months using Microsoft technology.artesian.com.au www.xt3.com.au