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IBM to Offer Keynote's Site Performance Service

IBM Corp. this week signed a deal to begin re-marketing the Keynote Systems Perspective service for Web site performance measurement to its e-business and hosting customers throughout North America.

IBM has been using Keynote's service for its own Web site since 1996, and it is currently using the service to optimize the Web site for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. IBM Web hosting customers include some of the world's largest companies, such as Victoria's Secret and The New York Stock Exchange.

Financial arrangements between Keynote and IBM were not disclosed.

Keynote Perspective allows e-businesses to measure, assure and improve the performance of their Web sites by reporting on how individual sites stack up against their competitors in quality of service. Using the information provided by Keynote, e-businesses can identify and correct performance problems.

"As our customers face increasing competition on the Web, quality of service is more critical than ever before," said Rusine Mitchell-Sinclair, general manager of managed e-business services at IBM Global Services, Americas. "Keynote Perspective will be a valuable addition to the services we already offer for e-business hosting."