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"BackWeb for Site Server" Debuts

BackWeb Technologies introduced today BackWeb for Site Server, a new product designed to extend core features of the Microsoft Windows NT Server and Site Server platforms.

Based on BackWeb's Infocenter 4.0, BackWeb for Site Server will take advantage of Site Server features including personalization and membership, analysis, search, and push capabilities, the company said.

BackWeb Infocenter 4.0 enables users to develop solutions for delivering business critical information to employees, customers, and business partners.

"Site Server is an excellent broad-based platform for corporations to build, deploy and maintain cost effective Web environments," said Tony Davis, senior vice president of product development at BackWeb. "BackWeb Infocenter will allow customers to very quickly build sophisticated knowledge push solutions that capitalize on Microsoft's core competencies in building platform technologies."

BackWeb added that its Polite Server can also be employed to further enhance the BackWeb for Site Server solution. Polite Server's push delivery capabilities are designed to help companies minimize push network traffic and assist remote users.

In conjunction with today's announcement, BackWeb unveiled a partnership with front office software solutions developer Scopus Technology. Under the strategic alliance, BackWeb's Infocenter will be integrated with Scopus' customer care systems, and Scopus will resell BackWeb as part of its call center, sales force automation, and customer service solutions.

BackWeb said this is the first of a series of partnerships it expects to secure with application software providers to develop various market applications optimized for BackWeb.