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Intranets.com Hits 200,000 Clients

Intranets.com surpassed 200,000 registered sites this week, reaching the milestone less than nine months since launching its free, online business applications.

The Web desktop for small businesses and organizations doubled its user base less than three months since recording 100,000 registered sites, which lends creedence to studies that claim the intranet sector is exploding.

Thus far, the idealab! child is a successful venue for advertisers and partners searching for ways to reach the small business audience. Studies indicate that the average Intranets.com user is a male between the age of 25-44 and is employed as an executive at a high technology company with about 50 employees.

"Our users are not only using their free intranets to post information and communicate with colleagues and co-workers, but as an on-line desktop for conducting everyday business, like ordering office supplies and making travel arrangements," said Steve Crummey, president and chief executive officer of Intranets.com. "Our customers log close to 20 million minutes a month working on their intranets."

Two weeks ago, the portal firm inked content deals with with firstsource.com and NeedBandwidth Inc. By offering their own custom-branded intranet service to small and medium-sized business users, firstsource.com and NeedBandwidth expect to benefit from increased site traffic, improved stickiness, and shared revenue streams derived from transactions.