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Business Depot, iFront Unveil "Instant" Web Creation Center

Microforum Inc. subsidiary Internet Frontier (iFront) recently launched Canada-based Business Depot's instant Web creation center.

Business Depot is one of Canada's largest and fastest-growing office supply retailers. Through iFront, Microforum has been handling all of Business Depot's Internet-related initiatives, including the company's official bilingual Web site and online store.

The instant Web creation center, named "Cyber Central," will be connected to Microforum's hosting facilities, and will allow the creation of an entire Web site at any Business Depot location across Canada.

The user is guided through a series of easy steps, choosing from a number of custom templates and images simply with the click of a mouse. When completed, the site gets published instantly, is automatically registered with major search engines, and is immediately accessible.

Cyber Central was developed entirely with Microsoft-based technology to capitalize on the advanced features and benefits offered in Internet Explorer 4.0, Windows NT, Internet Information Server, and Site Server, Commerce Edition, as well as Microsoft's Component Object Model software architecture.

Business Depot plans to extend Cyber Central to each of its 110 store locations across Canada by Summer 1998.