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Level 8, HP Team on E-Services

Level 8 Systems and Hewlett-Packard Co. will form a marketing alliance that will allow customers to more easily integrate HP back-office applications with Web-based applications. The HP e3000, formerly offered as the HP 3000, will provide the Web-enabling technologies required to develop back-office applications for the Internet.

Level 8 Systems' (www.level8.com) Geneva Message Queuing middleware allows developers to more easily convert HP (www.hp.com) e3000 business applications to Web-based applications to support an e-services model. The two companies plan to co-market Geneva Message Queuing to HP e3000 customers.

Geneva Message Queuing is a comprehensive implementation of Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) Message Queue Services (MSMQ) for a range of non-Windows operating systems. Level 8 Systems has an exclusive agreement with Microsoft to develop, market, and sell non-Windows versions of MSMQ. -- Isaac Slepner

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