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HP Launches E-Services Portals With Yahoo! and BroadVision


Hewlett Packard has announced two portal solutions to further its e-services strategy, joining with Yahoo! and BroadVision.

The first, Corporate Yahoo! is a business-to-employee portal built on the popular search engine and bought inside an enterprise's firewall allowing access to the Internet, applications and corporate data.

Hewlett Packard will deploy the HP portal to its 85,000 employees worldwide from August 28 using technology from Tibco and Autonomy to support the portal with middleware and search facilities.

"We have integrated the best of breed solutions and companies, and added value to their key offering, bringing an overall package together which we will deploy worldwide," said Hewlett-Packard solutions group marketing manager for Australasia Chris Gartlan.

"We have a solution set which allows customers, and employees, to pick them up and implement them themselves," he said.

The knowledge management and portal-building capabilities of Corporate Yahoo! will be targeted at larger organizations with over 1000 employees, enabling employees to access targeted Internet, intranet and extranet content using a familiar interface.

"Corporate Yahoo! is a natural extension of what we already do well - provide scalable and customized content and solutions tailored to the end users," said Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand's managing director Tony Faure.

HP will offer Corporate Yahoo! Licences on a 'pay-as-you-go' service on the Internet, enabling companies to focus on building and deploying the applications strategic to their business.

The second offering announced, which may be incorporated into the corporate interface, is the HP e-services portal in alliance with e-business applications provider BroadVision.

BroadVision will add an application layer for higher level portals - employee, customer and partner, integrating personalized procurement, financial and customer relationship management applications.

Based on the Corporate Yahoo! Software and delivering services through Broadvision's e-business application technology, these services will allow customers, partners and employees to access and use business content and create long-term relationships.