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Intranets -- Not Just for the Big Guys

Internet Shopping Outlet's signed a partner deal with that will allow the B2B and B2C online marketplace deliver free, branded intranets to its small and medium size business customers.

Financial terms were not disclosed. Both companies are privately held., which claims more than 1.3 million subscribed users, aims to be a destination site where small and medium size businesses and individuals can choose from four million products and services, exchange news, product and service information and access productivity tools.

"Partnering with is a key component of's strategy to maintain and strengthen our relationships with our small and medium size business customers," said Tony Ellison, chief executive officer of Internet Shopping Outlet. " now we can offer them free communication and collaboration applications while building brand awareness and customer loyalty." has moved increasingly toward developing intranet solutions for strategic partners such as, Concentic Network Partners and Hello Direct. allows partners to deliver a branded intranet that brings applications such as document management, hosted e-mail and calendar scheduling to their customers as a revenue-generating, value-added service.

"Partnering with brings us a whole new customer base by allowing to integrate its shopping network into the's existing business applications," said Steve Fischer, director of business development for