Published March 16, 1998
Volume 6, Number 3

Business Bits

  • Vanstar Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) have agreed to provide a top-tier leasing and technology refresh program to enterprise customers. The program will enable Vanstar to propose effective one-stop leasing to businesses that require multimillion dollar hardware, software and support solutions. With HP's global finance presence, the alliance is expected to strengthen Vanstar's multinational capability and increase its presence in major global regions. 
  • Lucent Technologies' Remote Access Business Unit has placed 18 of its PortMaster 3 Integrated Access Servers with Universo Online (UOL), the largest Internet service provider in Brazil. UOL maintains dial-in points of presence (POPs) in 47 major cities nationwide and maintains the most visited Portuguese-language web site in the world. 
  • The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce has hired David Bouchard as executive director. Bouchard joins the Chamber, the city's largest business organization with over 900 members, following his experience at the Gilroy Garlic Festival and the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. He has over 15 years of non-profit management. 
  • Documentum Inc. has opened a new facility in Washington, DC. The company is expanding its vertical focus to include federal government agencies and will be offering its Enterprise Document Management System (EDMS) and consulting services to government customers through federal system integrators and its direct sales channel.
  • First Consulting Group and Superior Consultant Company, Inc. have agreed to provide consulting and implementation services for PeopleSoft, Inc. healthcare customers. Both firms have extensive experience in the design of client/server information systems for healthcare organizations. 


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