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BetaNews: Corel Applications To Be Served To Consumers Via ASPs

May 23, 2000, 23:33 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Corel Corp. today said it has reached an agreement with C Me Run Corp. that could see its desktop software served up online for consumers via their Internet service providers (ISPs) and through Web portals. Hudson, Mass.-based C Me Run aims to help such ISPs and portals quickly becomes application service providers (ASPs) by managing the technology required to deliver an Internet-computing approach to programs typically run on desktops."

"Corel said that C Me Run will host its WordPerfect Office, CorelDraw, Corel Print House and Corel Custom Photo applications, as well as its collections of clipart and Web images. Corel spokeswoman Melanie Rushworth told Newsbytes that the deal marks the first partnership with a company providing ASP services targeting consumers."

"Late last year, Ottawa, Ontario-based Corel announced it had begun a pilot project with another Canadian company, FutureLink Corp., to provide ASP hosting of its applications targeted at FutureLinks's business customers."

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