Inc. announced partnerships with four
leading international distributors to
better serve the thousands of Web site
builders who are using the company's
award-winning NetObjects Fusion site
building product worldwide.
The distributors are: Unipalm in the
United Kingdom; Softline in Germany;
Tempest in Denmark; and Firmware Design in
Australia. Under the terms of long-term
distribution agreements, the four
companies will immediately sell and
support NetObjects Fusion 2.0 for Windows
and NetObjects 1.0 for the Macintosh.
"We recognize that customers need
access to local representatives to fulfill
their requests and support them over
time," said George Arabian, NetObjects'
senior director of international sales.
"We chose our four partners after a
careful evaluation as the best companies
to extend NetObjects' image as a
customer-centric and innovative Internet
Analysts reports have shown that the
Internet market in countries outside North
America is rapidly evolving from building
infrastructure to creating and publishing
content. According to a report published
by Forresster Research, the number of
people on the Internet in Europe will
increase from 2.7 million in 1997 to over
8 million in the year 2000.
NetObjects is widely recognized as
pioneering the category of "site-oriented"
Web site building software. The company's
flagship product, NetObjects Fusion, has
won several industry awards, including
CNET's 1997 Internet Excellence award for
the Best Web Design Tool. Since the
introduction of NetObjects Fusion in
September 1996, over 150,000 site builders
have downloaded it to build thousands of
media-rich Web sites. NetObjects 2.0 for
Windows and NetObjects 1.0 for Power
Macintosh will be continue to be available
from our expanding base of international
distributors supporting a wide network of
VARs and resellers.