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Exodus, Andersen Consulting Team to Deliver E-Business Solutions

Internet hosting and managed services company Exodus Communications Inc. and Andersen Consulting are teaming up to deliver complex e-business solutions to customers in the financial services industry.

The companies said they plan to offer financial services companies solutions for planning, designing and deploying complex Internet applications, with Exodus to provide complex Web hosting and related managed services and Andersen Consulting to provide application development and consulting.

Andersen Consulting will locate a core team of consulting professionals at Exodus's Web hosting facilities in key locations around the world.

Exodus will provide the Web hosting facilities, network connectivity and managed services that include security, server monitoring, and data backup and recovery.

"Our arrangement with Exodus brings together a leader in e-commerce business integration and a leader in complex Internet hosting to offer comprehensive e-business solutions to banks, insurers, brokerages, health services organizations and other financial services organizations," said Allen Wolpert the Andersen Consulting partner who leads the firm's e-commerce work in its Financial Services practice.