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Short Take: NaviSite inks deals with Dell, Microsoft

Application service provider and Web hosting firm NaviSite--a majority-owned subsidiary of CMGI--has signed strategic agreements with Dell Computer and Microsoft, who have made investments for a 4.9 and 4.4 percent interest in NaviSite, respectively. Under the agreements, Dell is now a preferred server, storage, and PC provider for NaviSite. NaviSite will also be added to the list of ASPs that support Microsoft's Windows Media technologies, such as streaming video, and a possible future host of Microsoft applications that the firm would rent to customers.

Kim Girard
Kim Girard has written about business and technology for more than a decade, as an editor at CNET News.com, senior writer at Business 2.0 magazine and online writer at Red Herring. As a freelancer, she's written for publications including Fast Company, CIO and Berkeley's Haas School of Business. She also assisted Business Week's Peter Burrows with his 2003 book Backfire, which covered the travails of controversial Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. An avid cook, she's blogged about the joy of cheap wine and thinks about food most days in ways some find obsessive.
Kim Girard
Application service provider and Web hosting firm NaviSite--a majority-owned subsidiary of --has signed strategic agreements with Dell Computer and Microsoft, who have made investments for a 4.9 and 4.4 percent interest in NaviSite, respectively. Under the agreements, Dell is now a preferred server, storage, and PC provider for NaviSite. NaviSite will also be added to the list of ASPs that support Microsoft's Windows Media technologies, such as streaming video, and a possible future host of Microsoft applications that the firm would rent to customers.