Intel Partners With SpaceWorks For E-Business Apps
Taking aim at the market for online business applications, Intel yesterday unveiled a partnership with E-commerce software vendor SpaceWorks Inc., under which the two companies will co-develop business-to-business and sales-to- order applications, as well as software to improve E- commerce systems between direct and indirect sales channels.
The partnership is another example of Intel's push into the E-commerce market. Last week, the company announced the formation a Communications Products Group, which will focus primarily on Internet-related business--including servers, network infrastructure, and services.
With this deal and others, the well-heeled Intel is "assembling an investment portfolio along the lines of a venture-capital organization," says David Alschuler, an analyst with the Aberdeen Group.
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