Net Objects, Dell Seal Pact

NetObjects Inc. , a provider of e-business solutions
and services and Dell Computer Corp. Wednesday announced a deal designed to help small businesses make better use of the Internet.

As part of the strategy, the companies will provide small and
medium-sized businesses
with NetObjects Fusion 5.0 through
DellHost.

DellHost is an Internet presence provider that provides space for Web
pages and supports sites with technical expertise and upgrades as soon as
they are available. Fusion 5.0 helps users to plan and build an entire site
incorporating a consistent theme and formatting.

Effective immediately, the NetObjects Fusion 5.0–Dell Edition is
available at no cost. Customers can create their Web sites and then pay a fee to have the
site hosted by DellHost.

As part of the agreement, NetObjects is making
available training and tools to DellHost Web site builders for building more
complex Web sites.

The marketing and delivery strategy makes it easy for millions of
small businesses to Web-enable their business, according to Samir Arora, NetObjects
chairman and chief executive officer.

“We can accomplish our goal with a powerful combination of DellHost’s
customer focus and NetObjects’ leading Web
technology,” Arora said. “This agreement marks an important occasion as
we work with partners to create innovative distribution methods
that make productive Web solutions readily available to the more than 18
million small businesses.”

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