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New Partnership with SMI Brings Estrada to Northeast U.S.

Birmingham, AL -- January 23, 2002 -- Gandalf Development, Inc. and SMI today announce a partnership that will enable Gandalf to penetrate northeastern markets with Estrada Web Technology, an emerging leader in enterprise Web development and management solutions.

SMI gains the exclusive right to distribute Estrada throughout the northeastern U.S., drawing on its existing customer base in telecommunications, healthcare and financial markets.

"Our partnership with SMI will enable us to provide Estrada’s proven speed of implementation, ease of use and extensibility to new market segments,” said Shannon Lavett, Estrada director of sales and marketing. “We are very pleased to forge a strong relationship with SMI, a company known for its consulting expertise

About Estrada Web Technology

Estrada Web Technology enables users of all skill levels to rapidly create, deploy and maintain large database driven Internet sites, Intranets, extranets and portals, It handles all aspects of Web lifecycle management—development, content management, integration of other data systems, and developing custom functionalities—all at affordable price points for mid- to large-sized corporations.

Estrada’s features include

  • taxonomy that automatically classifies content and displays links to related information throughout a Web site
  • efficient workflows
  • collaborative production environment that eliminates bottlenecks
  • database core for headache-free information updating
  • scheduled publishing
  • stringent security
  • integration of external database and systems.

Users can access Estrada from anywhere with Internet access—home, work, even handheld computer devices.

Estrada also is the only Web management system that provides management tools for building and maintaining Web sites that are accessible to disabled people.

About Gandalf Development, Inc.

Gandalf Development, Inc.is a technology firm with expertise in applications development, enterprise management consulting and contract services. Gandalf’s large national client base includes Fortune 500 corporations, federal and state government organizations, and other leading companies and non-profit organizations.

About SMI

SMI is a professional services firm that delivers innovative IT solutions by leveraging industry experts with proven technologies for organizations in the Tri-State area. SMI’s mission is to help customers make informed IT decisions and deliver the expertise and resources necessary not only to meet but also to exceed their business objectives. SMI extends the common goal of building customer relationships to building long-term customer “partnerships."


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