HP Chooses Australian Developer for WAP, E-Services

Hewlett-Packard has signed an alliance
with Australian Internet company ISIS Communications to provide
content and other work to build on HP’s e-services vision.

The first three effects of the alliance will be that ISIS will be added to
the list of “preferred solutions partners” for HP e-services; it will
sell and implement the e-commerce and knowledge management software
suite from BroadVision; and
ISIS and HP will co-develop applications for the Wireless Application
Protocol (WAP).

“The strategic partnership with ISIS clearly demonstrates that companies
are prepared to embrace the future of the Internet by providing Chapter
2 e-services solutions to the Australian market, which fits within HPs
e-services vision,” said Norry McAllister, GM of enterprise computing
for HP Australia.

ISIS will use BroadVision’s software to “manage its own communities”,
according to the company. BroadVision is also represented in Australia
by Sausage Software and Xpedior, among others.

ISIS also has an online division for which the company boasts
competencies in Web design, stream media, advertising, WAP services and
customer relationship management software.

“The alliance with HP, in tandem with our Online business, underpins our
strategy to offer content-rich, fully-managed Web solutions for
businesses that go way beyond simple fee-for-service Web development,”
said Adam Radly, CEO of ISIS.

The company floated on the Australian Stock Exchange last year and is now
worth over AUS$200 million (US$134 million). Its stock gained 10 cents
to AUS$1.60 on Thursday after news of the HP deal.

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