NEW YORK, March 28, 2001 - Droplet, Inc., an Internet software infrastructure company, has formed strategic alliances with Fry Multimedia and Nexus Group, enabling them to provide Droplets-based online applications to their clients. Both firms see broad applicability to their customers that includes everything from the streamlining of internal business activities, to the delivery of online services and customer care.
"NexusGroup is extremely excited about the opportunities that Droplets presents to our clients," said Robert O'Boyle, Director of Sales and Marketing at NexusGroup. "The potential to provide the sophisticated functionality of an enterprise network application to the end user without relying exclusively on browser technology, and the ability to provide continuous access to pointed business critical data makes Droplets a compelling addition to the tools available today that directly impact an application's ROI. NexusGroup thoroughly evaluates all technologies that can potentially help businesses improve their processes and Droplets can clearly play an important role in many ways."
"An agency like Fry, with both technical and creative resources, can use Droplets to design valuable applications that no straight package integrator can," said Ned Thompson, vice president for new business development at Fry Multimedia. "This technology will allow us to design context-sensitive, time sensitive interfaces that are more user-friendly and not necessarily browser-dependent. It also has the potential to leverage legacy business information in creative new ways to serve customers and increase revenues. Fry continually strives to bring substantive leading-edge technology to our clients, and Droplets is the latest example of that."
Droplet, Inc. provides partners with a two-day training program for the development and deployment of solutions using the Droplets Software Developer Kit (SDK) and User Interface (UI) Server. Further, Droplet, Inc. helps partners identify potential types of applications for clients, as well as assist in developing recommendations.
"Our newest partners come to us with very unique, special skills. Fry Multimedia has a great creative reputation as well as extensive technical experience and will no doubt take online marketing and services to a whole new level for their clients with Droplets." Said Philip Brittan, CEO of Droplet, Inc. "And, Nexus Group has built a reputation for using industry-leading technology in innovative ways to help their clients cut cost and streamline operations. Their enterprise customers in particular will benefit hugely from the powerful Droplets solutions they'll deliver."
Fry Multimedia and Nexus Group join a growing list of partners, from mid-size Internet solution providers to global consulting firms, who have trained their developers and engagement managers to develop and deploy fully functional online applications with the benefits of central server administration.
About Fry Multimedia
Fry Multimedia, Inc. (www.frymulti.com) designs, develops, and manages some of the world's most recognized and visited eCommerce Web sites. Fry has delivered powerful eBusiness solutions to world-class international online brands including 1-800-Flowers.com, Crate & Barrel, Eddie Bauer, and OnStar. Recently ranked as one of the "Top 20 eCommerce Integrators" by Forrester Research, Inc., Fry employs 250 specialists in offices in Ann Arbor, New York, Chicago, Seattle and Washington D.C. Established in 1994, Fry Multimedia is privately held and maintains an equity relationship with Summit Partners, a leading venture capital firm.
Founded in 1995, NexusGroup is a web integrator that develops custom e-business solutions for Global 2000 firms seeking to improve customer service, enhance efficiency, reduce costs and increase revenue through innovative technology and services. Based in New York City, NexusGroup is uniquely positioned to assist clients because of its focus on e-business portals, end-to-end approach, breakthrough methodology, rapid time to market delivery model, and innovative use of emerging technologies. NexusGroup's highly visible global clients include AT&T, Deutsche Bank, Concert Communications, Fidelity, J.P. Morgan, Primedia, among others. Its strategic partners include BEASys, IBM (IBM), Microsoft (MSFT), SilverStream (SSSW), NorthernLight, eXcelon (EXLN), Macromedia (MACR) and Real Networks. For more information, please visit www.nexusgroup.com or call 800.866.NEXUS.
About Droplet, Inc.
Droplet, Inc. is an Internet software infrastructure company that gives consulting firms, software vendors and developers the ability to create "direct-connect" applications with the functionality of desktop software and the administrative benefits of server-side deployment. Droplets™