The deal, which covers joint marketing, sales, support, and training, will allow both companies to pitch Netscape's SuiteSpot server software and Navigator Web browser together with NeXT's WebObjects Enterprise application development tool to corporate users.
NeXT is the latest vendor attempting to carve out a niche in the increasingly crowded intranet development tool market by partnering with Netscape. Informix Software and Sybase have inked deals to use the company's software, and a pack of competing plans have been trumpeted by Microsoft and others.
Yesterday, Oracle raised the curtain on its plan for providing intranet technology, and IBM will sketch out its roadmap for helping Fortune 500 companies put a Web face on aging mainframe and proprietary minicomputer applications this week.
A day at the intranet, with Oracle