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Beyond.com's Government Systems Group to Resell Hyperwave's KM Solutions to the U.S. Federal Government

Beyond.com, an e-commerce service provider that builds, manages and markets online stores, and Hyperwave, a provider of enterprise-class knowledge management and portal software, have joined forces. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Beyond.com's Government Systems Group will resell Hyperwave's knowledge management solutions to numerous U.S. government agencies.

Beyond.com's Government Systems Group provides digital distribution of software and related services to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Defense (DoD), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS), National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA), and the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Beyond.com's General Service Administration (GSA) custom online store allows government employees to purchase software over the Internet.

"We chose to partner with Hyperwave because of its strong integrated knowledge management and corporate portal offerings," said Don Beery, vice president and general manager of Beyond.com's Government Systems Group. "We're excited about partnering with Hyperwave and providing its offerings in the government sector."

The partnership agreement provides Hyperwave with a GSA-approved schedule for its Hyperwave Information Server, Hyperwave Information Portal products and future product offerings. And it provides Beyond.com with additional knowledge management offerings for its customers.

Hyperwave Information Server delivers a platform for developing intranet and extranet knowledge-sharing applications. Its features include bi-directional link integrity, granular security, document/content management, collaborative tools, an open API, and universal access from browsers and desktops. Hyperwave Information Portal (HIP) is an out-of-the-box corporate portal solution that is built on Hyperwave Information Server infrastructure, offering both aggregation and collaboration and giving users access to internal and external resources, including unstructured, structured and groupware content on one or more servers.

"Federal agencies have a clearly demonstrated need for our knowledge management and corporate portal solutions," said Tim Kounadis, vice president of North America Marketing for Hyperwave. "Through our partnership with Beyond.com, we expect to better service our existing government customers and greatly expand our distribution arm to this important market."

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