is teaming with European
systems integrator Cap Gemini
build commercial Internet systems for the telecommunications market, the
companies said today.
Cap Gemini will create a center in Paris dedicated to providing consulting
and services to build Internet applications that combine its customer
service and other applications with Microsoft's Windows NT-based Commercial
Internet System (MCIS) applications software.
MCIS includes email, news, and online chat servers, intranet and extranet
hosting, and real-time transaction processing for e-commerce applications.
Cap Gemini will also port its existing customer care and billing software
for Internet services to Windows NT, the company said.
The deal is intended to help Cap Gemini expand the existing services it
provides to telecommunications companies. The company already derives a
large part of its revenues by providing software and services to the telecom
market. Cap Gemini said it wants to offer additional services to telecom
providers as they move into the Internet service provider area.
The company claims to serve 16 of the world's 20 largest telecommunications