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eWeek: Corel eyes custom software services

Nov 13, 2000, 15:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Galli)

"Corel Corp., long accused by customers and analysts of not being innovative enough, is putting the final touches on a new strategy that will focus its applications firmly on the Web--with a little help from Microsoft Corp."

"In line with this, the Ottawa-based company will announce within a few months new server and enterprise editions of its Corel Linux operating system that will enable Corel to sell "solutions rather than applications," CEO and President Derek Burney said last week in an interview."

"The significance of Corel's new strategy is a shift from an old distribution model to a new model of software as a custom service, delivered over the Web."

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