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PricewaterhouseCoopers, PureEdge Tech Alliance

[Toronto, CANADA] PricewaterhouseCoopers has signed a letter of intent for a technology alliance agreement with PureEdge, a Victoria-based creator of secure, legally binding transactions for e-commerce and a developer of secure e-commerce standards.

The alliance will allow PricewaterhouseCoopers to offer PureEdge solutions to potential government and private sector e-commerce clients.

Under the proposed deal, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world's largest professional services organization, will implement PureEdge's InternetForms Commerce System (ICS) for its Canadian customer base, which spans numerous market sectors.

"The PureEdge ICS will be an integral component of our best-of-breed solution for high-value transactions in several Canadian market sectors," said Steve Tudor, an Information Technology/Systems Integration services leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

"ICS has been the software of choice for secure, legally binding, high-value transactions by leading Global 2000 and government organizations for more than three years," said PureEdge chief executive officer Eric Jordan.

PureEdge was named a Top Ten E-Commerce Company by InternetWeek and a Company to Watch by Wall Street and Technology. Its products include the award-winning ICS as well as and an upcoming suite of applications for the financial services industry.

Its customers include the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Chase Bank, Arvest Bank, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Allina Health System, Ameritech, and American Legal Net.

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