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CIBER to Resell FAST's Powerful Enterprise Search Platform

Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, and CIBER, a leading international systems integration consultancy, today announced a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement, making CIBER a FAST reseller with a primary focus in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Fast Search & Transfer(TM) (FAST(TM)), the leading developer of enterprise search and real-time alerting technologies, and CIBER, a leading international systems integration consultancy, today announced a value-added reseller (VAR) agreement, making CIBER a FAST reseller with a primary focus in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.


With this agreement, FAST's Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP(TM)) will be marketed and resold by CIBER to its customers as a stand-alone search technology solution, and will also be marketed as the key search infrastructure for portals and online communities. FAST ESP offers customers and partners, such as CIBER, the most comprehensive combination of powerful real-time search technology, business search management tools, and information analysis capabilities. CIBER can now extend these capabilities to its wide range of customers.
 
"Our partnership with FAST enables us to provide organizations with a 360-degree view of all of their information," said Steinar Sveen, Country Manager, CIBER Norway. "FAST ESP is a proven solution for locating and presenting information within disparate databases. Given the strong rise of Web portals, we're certain our current and future customers will benefit greatly from FAST's technology."
 
FAST has transformed enterprise search from a powerful, yet narrowly perceived function, into an enterprise-wide strategic and tactical capability of pivotal importance. FAST ESP and the FAST portfolio of solutions are the latest in a line of FAST technology that marries a no-technical-boundaries approach with a clear understanding of real-world requirements, including extraordinary performance, precise accuracy, broad reach, and high return on investment.
"Forming a relationship with CIBER presents a win-win situation for both of our organizations," said Ali I. Riaz, FAST's chief operating officer. "While FAST will benefit and expand its footprint in the Nordic region through CIBER's strong presence, CIBER will be equipped with FAST ESP, a powerful enterprise search solution that has continuously demonstrated its ability to increase revenues, lower total cost of ownership, and bring a speedy return on investment."
 
FAST ESP is offered through the FAST Data Search(TM) suite of enterprise search solutions, which includes FAST Data Search(TM) for Site Search; FAST Data Search(TM) for Compliance; FAST Data Search(TM) for eCommerce; FAST Data Search(TM) for Intranets; FAST Data Search(TM) for eDirectories; and FAST Data Search(TM) 360. The FAST Data Search product suite supplies a complete information retrieval solution ideal for key vertical markets and applications including e-Commerce and Internet Portals, Financial Services; Government; Life Sciences; Media and Publishing; and Telecom.