London, 15 March 2001 – SilverStream Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SSSW), the
US-based eBusiness platform company, announces the expansion of its UK operations with a new sales and service office in the North of England. Located in Leeds, the office will further meet the needs of SilverStream's customers based in the north.
In addition, the company has signed a strategic alliance with Leeds-based Diagonal Solutions which provides eBusiness consultancy. Together Diagonal Solutions, part of the consulting division of Diagonal plc, and SilverStream will be able to offer a complete eBusiness solution including implementation and customer support.
Richard Pinder, SilverStream’s Managing Director, said: “Leeds has a special initiative called e-HQ which is designed to encourage the development of eBusiness and as a result is attracting hundreds of software and IT companies to the area. It is therefore a natural choice for SilverStream and provides a strategic location from which we can serve our existing Northern customers and those we will gain through our alliance with Diagonal.
"We look forward to working in this exciting region and consider the opening of the Leeds office as an important part of our UK expansion plans."
David Filler, Managing Director of Diagonal Solutions, said: “The partnership with SilverStream will enable Diagonal to offer companies an end-to-end enterprise application integration (EAI) solution which will allow them to fully exploit the capabilities of the Internet.”
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