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GoCampus Chooses Epicentric's Portal Server

Seeking to lure colleges with an autonmous Web server, college application service provider GoCampus Friday grabbed Epicentric Inc.'s enterprise portal server as its platform.

GoCampus said it took Epicentric's portal server over other servers for its customization, rapid deployment and flexibility to deliver signature Internet-based services to academic institutions. Epicentric's portal server enables businesses to control hosting, branding and design.

GoCampus goal is to help colleges and universities to customize their Web sites and improve communications between students, faculty, parents and alumni by streamlining campus news, events and instructional forums. GoCampus said it hopes to capitalize on the expectations of consumers to wire efficient portal systems in universities across the country.

"We based the GoCampus Community Hub on Epicentric's open and flexible Web architecture because we wanted to provide each college and university with an easy way to customize our hub to their campus brand and campus requirements," said Burt Cummings, chief executive officer of GoCampus.

"Epicentric's flexible platform lets us respond quickly to the changing needs of higher education institutions by offering a broad choice of features, information and services that enable academic communities to quickly enrich and adapt their Web sites."

Last week, Epicentric teamed with Hewlett-Packard Co. (HWP) to create new business portal solutions for HP's new E-Intelligence partner program.

GoCampus has developed a personalized "information dashboard" that can be used to help navigate through modules which each individual selects and customizes to best fit their needs. This tool is presented through a campus's Web site and under the campus's brand, but is hosted by GoCampus. Modules may include tools such as campus calendar, campus news, national news, department news, etc.