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Broadvision Enables Xpedior-HP Pact

eBusiness firm Xpedior, Inc.(NASDAQ: XPDR) today announced that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company. The agreement enables Xpedior and HP consultants to work together on projects and designates Xpedior and HP as preferred deployment providers for BroadVision (NASDQ: BVSN) solutions.

HP plans to invest capital and technical resources into Xpedior to develop and market a BroadVision core solution for the retail industry.

BroadVision (Nasdaq: BVSN, Neuer Markt: BDN) develops and delivers an integrated suite of packaged applications for personalized enterprise portals. Global enterprises and government entities use these applications to sell, buy, and exchange information over the web and on wireless devices.

Companies use these BroadVision-powered sites to establish profitable relationships with their customers, suppliers, partners, and employees through integration, automation, and personalization of the e-commerce value chain.

HP has previously made significant investments in BroadVision technology, and plans to leverage Xpedior's proven expertise deploying and integrating BroadVision solutions.

"The demand for BroadVision technology has never been higher. As a major provider with a growing market share to Fortune 500 companies, we will rely on Xpedior to help these organizations install and integrate the solutions. Right now, our sales force is the throttle, and we are looking for Xpedior to provide the gas," said Nigel Ball, HP's vice president of e-business development.

Vince Verna, Xpedior's Chief Operating Officer,said the deal with HP will drive new revenue for Xpedior as the significant new business opportunities generated with HP's sales force are realized.

Other strategic initiatives of the partnership may include activities involving mobile solutions, emerging markets, trading communities and ASP solutions. A marketing campaign between Xpedior and HP focusing on e-commerce initiatives has already begun.