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Published December 12, 2000
Volume 8, Number 12


Business Bits
 

  • PeopleSoft has been chosen as the winner of CMP Media's "Intelligent Enterprise" magazine's 2000 Readers' Choice Awards in the "Business Performance Management" category. The award, introduced in 1998 with the inception of the publication, is an opportunity for the community of readers to select their favorite enterprise software solutions. 
     
  • Intira Corporation announced FirstCare, a new service that provides a rigorous regimen of benchmarking, testing, monitoring and analysis of a customer's e-business application during the first day, week, and month of live production on the Internet. The new service is designed to help customers efficiently and effectively launch their e-business applications into production during that critical period when the application and the IT/network infrastructure "go live." FirstCare is a value-added service included in Intira's Netsourcing solutions, the outsourced IT and networking infrastructure for complex, mission-critical e-business applications.
     
  • Xign Corporation announced that the company is the first to receive venture capital funds using electronic checks transmitted via email on the Internet. Using Xign's own electronic payment solution, this is the largest transfer of funds ever completed via a digitally signed Internet payment instruction. Xign is targeting the large market opportunity to automate nearly 30 billion paper checks sent by businesses in the United States each year. Xign's technology grew out of the electronic check project of the Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC), and is the first eCheck solution of its kind in use by the U.S. Government. 
     
  • Commerce One announced that The Royal Group has formed an alliance and contracted with Commerce One to build a global business-to-business e-marketplace for the textile industry. The new e-marketplace is aimed at interconnecting global textile companies, enhancing worldwide supply chains, bringing increased efficiency and reducing costs. The new venture is aimed at providing a unified e-commerce platform for the worldwide textile industry, enhancing existing business relations and opening up new trading opportunities to all types of organizations in the textile and derivative industries.
     
  • The Tri-Valley Herald was honored as the Business Service Award recipient at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce's 38th Annual Community Service Awards. The newspaper was recognized for their support of community activities and non-profit organizations.


 



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