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MicroStrategy, Plumtree Ink Portal Deal

In an effort to distribute data via wireless devices, MicroStrategy Inc. Tuesday agreed to lend its business software to corporate portal firm Plumtree Software.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Specifically, the agreement calls for the integration of MicroStrategy (MSTR) InfoCenter portal capabilities into the Plumtree Corporate Portal. The solution allows users to manage the distribution of information to a variety of wireless devices from the same Plumtree portal platform that integrates access to other enterprise applications and Internet services.

MicroStrategy InfoCenter is an intelligence portal that provides users with personalized information services based on their preferences. With MicroStrategy InfoCenter embedded in a Plumtree portal, users can now manage information services via a personalized portal home page, but allow for delivery of that information via a variety of devices.

The bundle is displayed as Plumtree Portal Gadgets. Similar in appearance to the sports scoreboard or stock portfolio of a consumer portal, Gadgets are plug-in portal modules that represent components of enterprise applications. Users assemble a view of their business by choosing the gadgets to appear in a personalized portal page.

"Plumtree's strength in the portal market coupled with the power of MicroStrategy InfoCenter and its subscription-based model make this an excellent marriage of technologies," said Sanju K. Bansal, chief operating officer of MicroStrategy.

The MicroStrategy InfoCenter integration bolsters an alliance between the two companies inked last September following the integration of Microstrategy Web in the Plumtree Corporate Portal.