Deals boost e-business
- By Natasha Haubold
- Mar 09, 2000
As agencies turn to the Internet to purchase items ranging from information
technology to office supplies, companies are switching to e-commerce services
to remain competitive.
This sudden rush to become e-businesses has led Internet service providers,
government resellers and even telecommunications companies to join the e-services
The merger announcement Tuesday of VeriSign Inc. and Network Solutions Inc.
and the partnership agreement between Qwest Communications International
Inc. and Tech Data Corp. epitomize the industry's move toward e-business
solutions. Both agreements promise to bring faster, safer and easier e-business
services to agencies and companies alike.
VeriSign's acquisition of NSI the world's leading domain name registrar
with more than 8.1 million sites established will allow the company to
provide domain name registration, basic World Wide Web design and secure
Internet purchasing transactions. (Click here for story about Verisign and
Tech Data can offer access to high-bandwidth networks and cybercenters,
thanks to its agreement with Qwest, which was finalized Tuesday. Under the
agreement, Tech Data will also be able to provide its resellers and systems
integrators with access to Qwest's infrastructure solutions, fiber-optic
network, ASP solutions and Web hosting. (Click here for story about Qwest/Tech