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For Immediate Release 

Susan Barich
Director of Client Services
Silicon Valley World Internet Center


February 13, 2002, Palo Alto, Calif. -- Deane McIntyre, Director of the online channel for Enterprise customers at Cable & Wireless (C&W) ( will look at how new-world businesses have changed in order to survive by exploiting core competences, using outsource models and extended business networks, and how extranets help in this process, at a Challenge-the-Expert program tonight at the Silicon Valley World Internet Center ( in Palo Alto.

"By using extranets," says McIntyre, "we can reshape the traditional service-scape and generate cost-savings and business efficiencies for all parties through the use of online customer and partner touchpoints."

McIntyre and the attendees will also discuss how to use extranets to increase knowledge and understanding of customer requirements.

1"Greater customer intimacy is achieved by using Web services and compelling content to expand and extend reach into customer organizations beyond traditional expectations," said McIntyre.

The two-hour program will be held at the Center in Palo Alto from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with networking at 5:00 p.m. For the first 45 minutes McIntyre will present C&W's perspective on extranets. For the rest of the program the attendees will engage the speaker in dialogue about the topic. There is no fee for this program.

About Cable & Wireless

Cable & Wireless is a major global telecommunications business with revenue of over 8 billion (US$11 billion) in the year to 31 March 2001 and customers in 70 countries and consists of two core and complementary divisions: Cable & Wireless Regional and Cable & Wireless Global. Cable & Wireless Regional offers a full range of telecommunications services in 27 countries around the world. Cable & Wireless Global's focus for future growth is on IP (internet protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. It is developing advanced IP networks and value-added services in the US, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region in support of this strategy. With the capability of its global IP infrastructure and its financial strength, Cable & Wireless holds a unique position in terms of global coverage and services to business customers. For more information about Cable & Wireless, go to

Silicon Valley World Internet Center

Cable & Wireless is an Executive Sponsor of the Silicon Valley World Internet Center, a privately held, for-profit corporation which focuses on the advancement of Internet-related eMarkets, technologies, people and ideas through the collaborative exchange of knowledge. The Center is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and works on behalf of its clients to develop programs specific to the expanding Internet economy. As a multi-corporate, third party venue, the Center provides a physical and virtual forum for collaboration among technology leaders and key end-users. The Center focuses primarily on the areas of eBusiness, eServices and wireless communication.