FRAMINGHAM (04/10/2000) - EMC Corp. in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Cisco Systems Inc. in San Jose and Oracle Corp. have announced they are integrating EMC's storage technology, Cisco's network technology and Oracle's database technology into suites to simplify and accelerate electronic-business infrastructure implementation. Product blueprints for the suites will be available at

Dell Computer Corp. in Round Rock, Texas, last week announced a new Internet services market strategy and a new Web server, the PowerApp server. Pricing for the PowerApp will start at $1,899.

Also, Dell announced plans to sell direct to Internet service providers; provide Internet consulting services through partnerships with Gen3 Partners Inc. in Boston and Andersen Consulting in Walnut Creek, California; create a division called Dell Ventures to innovate technologies for the Web; and develop universal access to the Web via wireless and high-speed Internet connections.

Twenty-six companies unveiled the Personalization Consortium at the Spring Internet World conference in Los Angeles. The group will discuss issues surrounding the use of personalization technologies such as privacy. KPMG Consulting LLC in McLean, Virginia, PricewaterhouseCoopers, American Airlines and BroadVision Inc. in Redwood City, California, are among the founding members.

Oracle Corp. has announced that it is shipping Oracle8i Appliance, a rapidly deployable, preconfigured and self-administrating database server software with an integrated operating system for Intel architecture. The product is available now on Hewlett-Packard Co.'s NetServer LH4 and Intel Corp.'s Sitka servers.

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