Sterling Commerce and Information Builders have formed a strategic alliance to jointly market and sell data movement applications. The tools provide a rapid method to transfer, track, and even restart data transfer operations that get stuck in transit. Sterling and Information Builders, a New York-based client-server software provider, also plan to integrate their technologies in their effort to cash in on the multibillion dollar electronic commerce and data warehousing markets. The product will support MVS, UNIX, and Windows NT. Prices run from $6,500 for an NT platform accommodating about 16 users to $110,000 for mainframe systems for hundreds of users.