HP Offers Enterprise Portal-Building Services

BOSTON (07/18/2000) - Hewlett-Packard Co. Tuesday announced the availability of software and consulting assistance for the Corporate Yahoo electronic services portal that allows companies to develop a home page with internal and external content.

HP, acting as a reseller for Yahoo Inc., will package Corporate Yahoo with other e-service applications for large Fortune 2000-size companies into a product called HP E-services Portal, said Doug McGowan, HP's general manager of e-services.Solutions organization.

The HP E-services Portal assists companies in providing their employees with targeted Internet, intranet and extranet content via the My Yahoo interface. A company can put relevant news, internal applications, Internet search tools and other possibilities at their employees' fingertips, according to McGowan.

HP will market the software, which is an extension of the agreement it announced with Yahoo in August of last year. Palo Alto, California-based HP is expected to make the product available by the end of July on a per-user license fee and subscription basis.

HP has several e-service partners in the venture, such as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, which will provide integration services and Autonomy Inc., which will offer its Portal-in-a-Box suite of products.

Yahoo introduced Corporate Yahoo in late June. With Corporate Yahoo, users can determine the layout of the start Web page with the My Yahoo preferences. In addition, users have access to programs and applications determined by their company.

The Corporate Yahoo portal resides behind a firewall, allowing a company to utilize information from existing intranets, enterprise applications and databases without security risks.

Hewlett-Packard, in Palo Alto, California, can be reached at +1-650-857-1501 or at http://www.hp.com/. Yahoo, based in Santa Clara, California, can be reached at +1-408-731-3300 or at http://www.yahoo.com/.

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