NextPage, which develops peer-to-peer applications for businesses, says it has licensed its software to Wolters Kluwer, one of the largest global professional publishers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Under the agreement, Wolters will use NextPage technology to link its network of 100 publishing subsidiaries and their customers, providing employees and clients with real-time access to information via the Internet or intranet.
Peer-to-peer technology divests data from one central network to be stored on multiple PCs and servers throughout the network, making data-delivery more efficient. In the last month, Lehi, Utah-based NextPage has licensed its technology to accounting firms Deloitte & Touche and ABG Professional Information for peer-to-peer content networks.