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Bridgecom Brings Unified Messaging to OfficeTool.com

Bridgecom announced an alliance Tuesday (Nov 7) with San Diego-based OfficeTool.com. The partnership will integrate Bridgecom's unified messaging services with OfficeTool.com's Internet-based collaboration, organization and productivity tools, creating what it calls an Information Access Portal.

This Information Access Portal (IAP) combines business productivity tools with an enhanced communications suite. The IAP is aimed at small to mid-sized businesses, home offices and affinity groups. Currently, more than 250,000 OfficeTool.com users plan to immediately convert to the IAP offering, when it is released this week at the Unified Messaging Conference in Miami.

"This alliance makes Bridgecom the number one unified messaging provider in terms of paying users," said Marc Keepman, President and CEO of Bridgecom. "OfficeTool.com has a first rate development team, matched by their executive group, which has enabled this integration process to be completed within one calendar month. It will produce significant revenue for both companies."

Unified messaging combines and simplifies voice, fax and e-mail messages in a single mailbox. Users can access and manage these messages at any time using any available wired or mobile phone, PC or web-enabled device.

"Bridgecom's unified messaging solution combined with our productivity suite of applications will produce a robust and powerful Information Access Portal for the customers," said Scott Yale, CEO of OfficeTool.com. "Our customers have been requesting a unified messaging solution. Now with the Bridgecom and OfficeTool.com IAP offering, we can deliver one of the best solutions on the market."

OfficeTool.com provides Internet technology to web portals, content providers, service providers and corporations. Accessible from any Internet connected device, OfficeTool.com provides the necessary productivity tools, such as email, calendars, project management and file sharing applications that enhance overall corporate Intranet productivity and effectiveness.

Following the demise of Red Gorilla last month, OfficeTool took over operations of its website, integrating Red Gorilla's web based and wireless applications such as time tracking and expense reporting tools into their existing product line.