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IntraNet Solutions Gets Asia Expansion Lift from eGlobal

Web content management specialist IntraNet Solutions Inc. (INRS) Thursday got a boost when e-business software and services provider eGlobal Technology Services, said it would help INRS's acceleration in the Asia Pacific region.

Financial terms of the multi-year deal were not made public. Under the aegis of eGlobal, INRS will form a new business organization, IntraNet Solutions Asia Pacific Limited, which will help the creator of enterprise knowledge management solutions establish a presence in the growing Asia Pacific markets, including Korea, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.

The deal calls for the companies to jointly build direct sales, customer support, training, consulting and reseller/VAR support across the region. The new business organization will provide support for INRS' flagship Xpedio Content Management products. Xpedio provides deployment of business Web sites, allowing users to design sites using standard Web tools.

Don Saunders, chief executive officer of eGlobal, said his company was more than willing to accommodate INRS because the demand for proven knowledge management solutions is high in the Asia Pacific.

"Companies are demanding technology that facilitates information exchange within their organizations and, at the same time, reduces costs and increases productivity," Saunders said in a public statement Thursday. "As our first and exclusive content management partner, IntraNet Solutions presents a solid, reliable solution to real business problems for Asia Pacific customers."

eGlobal's Lim Chin Chin was appointed vice president for the business organization.

"eGlobal's direct operations in 10 Asia Pacific countries lowers the risk and accelerates the time to market for both customers and IntraNet Solutions," said Lim. "The new business will also service customers through system integrator partners and local value added resellers in each country."

For Eden Prairie, Minn.-based IntraNet Solutions, the deal adds the sizable Asia Pacific region as another feather in its cap for international expansion; the company, whose customers include such luminaries as Sun Microsystems Inc., Merrill Lynch and Yahoo! Inc., lists more than 1,500 customers worldwide on its customer roster. The company has more than 475 employees and maintains offices throughout the U.S. and Europe.



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