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( BW)(NY-ATINAV/DRAPKIN) Atinav Announces Strategic Partnership With Drapkin Technology

    Business Editors

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 7, 2000--

    Company to Provide Leading E-commerce Consulting Organization With Internet Communications Software and Solutions to Meet Clients' Needs.

    Atinav Inc. (, a provider of Internet communications and collaboration software, today announced a strategic partnership with Drapkin Technology (, a senior-level e-commerce management consultancy for Web-centric businesses.
    Drapkin Technology is led by Michael Drapkin, who is the chair of the e-commerce track at Columbia University's Advanced Information Technology Management Program, a former senior technologist at Web agencies Razorfish and Avalanche, and a former vice president of Lehman Brothers. Drapkin is co-author of "3 Clicks Away" to be published in early 2001 by John Wiley & Sons.
    Under the terms of the agreement, Drapkin Technology will resell Atinav's suite of Java-based software products, including aveAccess, a translator between the Internet and any communications device that provides the ability to access and translate Internet data in real time over any global network carrier; aveComm, feature-rich modules such as voice-over-IP, application sharing, white board, co-browsing, HTML form sharing, and more; and aveConnect, a set of robust JDBC drivers. Additionally, Atinav will provide technology consultants to help implement certain Drapkin Technology projects.
    "This partnership is an excellent opportunity for Atinav to expand its reach into the e-commerce market, and we've already seen some positive results from our relationship," said Matin Moosa, COO, Atinav. "We are excited to work hand-in-hand with Drapkin Technology because of its market expertise, customer base, and relationships with key industry players such as AT&T and Akamai. We are looking forward to developing similar partnerships down the road to generate new avenues in which to market our products."
    "Partnering with Atinav allows us to leverage its software technology as well as its deep technical resources," said Michael Drapkin, principal of Drapkin Technology. "Its products and resources will be key to expanding the scope of services that we can offer our clients, as well as allowing both firms to concentrate on their core competencies. Atinav will integrate well with the extensive roster of partners that Drapkin Technology has developed over the last year and continues to expand."

    About Atinav Inc.

    Atinav Inc. ( is a provider of universal Internet access and communication applications for the digital economy. In order to meet the demand for perpetual connectivity to the Internet, the company developed a suite of products branded AVENUE - services that put the customer at the avenue of the Internet and communications. The company currently markets three java-based software products: aveAccess, aveComm, and aveConnect. Atinav is based in New York City and has offices in Manassas, Virginia and India. More information can be found at

    About Drapkin Technology

    Drapkin Technology, ( based in Monsey, NY, provides senior-level business, technology and management expertise to enable profitable Web businesses and e-commerce. Headed by Michael Drapkin, chair of the e-commerce track of Columbia University's Advanced Information Technology Management Program and formerly senior technologist at the Web agencies Razorfish and Avalanche and a vice president of Lehman Brothers, Drapkin Technology serves senior-level Fortune 1000 companies as well as dot-com startups. Clients include Gateway, iVillage, Nickelodeon, Sony Music, and numerous other startups. More information about Drapkin Technology can be found on its Web site,


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