Intel to Create European E-Business Solutions Centers
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Intel Corp. announced Friday its intention to open several e-business solutions centers in Europe, beginning with England, Sweden, and Germany, and later adding others in France and the Netherlands.
Intel also announced that seven European companies have joined its e-Business Solution Provider Program, giving them access to the new centers and other support services. They are AGENCY.COM and iXL in the U.K; Icon Medialab Europe; DDB Interactive and Matra Grolier Network, France; Connecta/Information Highway, Scandinavia, and Actis Systems, Russia.
Robert Eckelmann, vice-president and general manager, Intel EMEA, said the market today demanded robust e-business solutions and rapid deployment cycles -- and the new Intel "e-BSCs" would help meet the demand.
"By extracting and documenting best known methods for the development of solutions on Intel Architecture, the e-Business Solution Centers will be able to significantly speed up time-to-market for customers deploying solutions on IA," said Eckelmann.
Speaking in support of the project, Mike Lawrie, general manager, IBM EMEA, said the new centers -- and others set up by IBM -- will allow established and new companies in Europe to evaluate the technologies for real e-business deployment.
Other support came from Compaq, where VP Patrick Lelorieux of Compaq EMEA's Industry-Standard Server Business Division, said his company was working with Intel to complement its existing competence center offerings. The Intel e-BSCs would enable companies to speed up their e-business time to market for solutions based on Compaq and Intel architecture, he said.