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Short Take: BT and USWeb/CKS form e-commerce services team

British Telecommunications and USWeb/CKS have signed up Next, a clothing and home furnishings retailer, as their first customer for a new e-commerce consulting service in the United Kingdom. The service includes assistance with strategic planning, technology design, transaction processing and order tracking. Microsoft and Compaq are in on the deal, too: BT and USWeb/CKS are using their software and hardware to build customized systems for online retailers.

British Telecommunications and USWeb/CKS have signed up Next, a clothing and home furnishings retailer, as their first customer for a new e-commerce consulting service in the United Kingdom. The service includes assistance with strategic planning, technology design, transaction processing and order tracking. Microsoft and Compaq are in on the deal, too: BT and USWeb/CKS are using their software and hardware to build customized systems for online retailers.