Yahoo! and Accenture Team Up to Deliver Customized Corporate Portals

NEW YORK and SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Dec. 13, 2000 -"Accenture and Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO) today announced an alliance to deliver customized corporate portal solutions leveraging Yahoo!’s enterprise information portal, Corporate Yahoo!. Based on the widely-used My Yahoo!® (http// interface, Corporate Yahoo! enables companies to integrate proprietary corporate content and applications with Yahoo!’s personalized Internet content and services securely behind existing firewalls

Through its Human Performance practice, Accenture delivers customized knowledge management solutions to clients in virtually every industry. This new alliance will help Accenture to offer Corporate Yahoo! as a component of select knowledge management solutions to clients that want to meet the information needs and enhance the capabilities of their employees in the digital economy.

Corporate Yahoo! enterprise solutions deployed under the alliance will help large-scale organizations and start-ups alike accelerate their ability to respond to customer and business needs by giving their employees instant access to tailored knowledge and information from both internal and external sources. The alliance will enhance Accenture’s ability to deliver portal integration delivery services and help Yahoo! expand its enterprise services and accelerate installation and deployment for its customers.

"Because information is the key to success in the global marketplace, companies are eager to enhance collaboration and communication within their organizations," said Stephen D. Tibbs, partner at Accenture. "By teaming with Yahoo!, we can offer our clients access to thousands of content providers and personalization services, which, in turn, will enable their employees to be more productive by giving them the best access to customized information."

"To succeed in this global economy, corporations need to apply knowledge in new and powerful ways to get to market quickly. We are delighted to team with Accenture to help corporations do just that," said Jeff Mallett, president and chief operating officer of Yahoo!. "Additionally, this agreement helps us accelerate installation and deployment of the Corporate Yahoo! solution that has been so well accepted by our enterprise customers."

Prior Experience Delivering Portal Solutions Earlier this year, Accenture and Yahoo! announced a contract with the North Carolina state government, in conjunction with BellSouth, to develop NC @ Your Service (, a site that offers a common entry point to three separate portals: one for businesses, one for state employees, and one for citizens. Using the Corporate Yahoo! platform and the business integration services of Accenture, North Carolina was able to quickly integrate its government content and services with Yahoo!’s Internet content and services to provide citizens with access to motor vehicle registration renewal and state fair tickets as well as Yahoo!’s local weather, mail and calendar services. NC @ Your Service received Government Technology magazine’s 2000 "Best of the Web" award signifying excellence in Internet-based initiatives among state governments nationwide.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! Inc. is a global Internet communications, commerce and media company that offers a comprehensive branded network of services to more than 166 million individuals each month worldwide. As the first online navigational guide to the Web, is the leading guide in terms of traffic, advertising, household and business user reach, and is one of the most recognized brands associated with the Internet. The company also provides online business services designed to enhance the Web presence of Yahoo!’s clients, including audio and video streaming, store hosting and management, and Web site tools and services. The company’s global Web network includes 24 World properties. Yahoo! has offices in Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Canada and the United States, and is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif.

Yahoo!, Corporate Yahoo!, MyYahoo!, and the Yahoo! logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Yahoo! Inc. All other names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.


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