Extranet Company Bowstreet Opens in Europe

[London, ENGLAND] XML business web solutions provider
Bowstreet announced
Wednesday the opening of its operations in the U.K. and
Germany, plus a senior sales appointment.

Bowstreet has built a successful business in the
U.S. by designing what it calls “business webs” —
network infrastructures that link various businesses
dynamically via extranets. The move into the U.K.
and Germany signals the start of its European
operations.

Recently, the extranet specialist appointed Karl M. Klarmann
to the role of managing director for Europe. This week
he is joined by Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe, formerly Netscape’s
European sales director in charge of e-commerce applications,
who now becomes Bowstreet’s director of sales for Northern Europe.

Cyrus Gilbert-Rolfe also developed an e-commerce
practice for Perot Systems as well as the first
intranet system in the City of London when he worked for
Lehman Brothers International.

Gilbert-Rolfe described Bowstreet as being “the
pioneers of the business webs vision in the U.S.” and
said he had joined at the right time for an exciting
expansion into Europe.

Most European managers are now becoming familiar with
using the Internet as an informational tool, but
establishing useful B2B networks can still be a daunting
task. This is where Bowstreet says it makes a difference
— by helping line-of-business managers to take control
of e-business without requiring technical help.

Bowstreet has a patent-pending product named the Bowstreet
Business Web Factory which lets companies form instant
B2B connections, effectively establishing their own extranet
using the tools provided.

As a result, companies can set up new channels of distribution
and create new business models at what Bowstreet says is
“a fraction of the time and cost of today’s approaches.”

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