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HP Chooses Australian Developer for WAP, E-Services

Hewlett-Packard has signed an alliance with Australian Internet company ISIS Communications to provide content and other work to build on HP's e-services vision.

The first three effects of the alliance will be that ISIS will be added to the list of "preferred solutions partners" for HP e-services; it will sell and implement the e-commerce and knowledge management software suite from BroadVision; and ISIS and HP will co-develop applications for the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP).

"The strategic partnership with ISIS clearly demonstrates that companies are prepared to embrace the future of the Internet by providing Chapter 2 e-services solutions to the Australian market, which fits within HPs e-services vision," said Norry McAllister, GM of enterprise computing for HP Australia.

ISIS will use BroadVision's software to "manage its own communities", according to the company. BroadVision is also represented in Australia by Sausage Software and Xpedior, among others.

ISIS also has an online division for which the company boasts competencies in Web design, stream media, advertising, WAP services and customer relationship management software.

"The alliance with HP, in tandem with our 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," said Adam Radly, CEO of ISIS.

The company floated on the Australian Stock Exchange last year and is now worth over AUS$200 million (US$134 million). Its stock gained 10 cents to AUS$1.60 on Thursday after news of the HP deal.