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AltaVista and Kart-Sis announce business initiative
AltaVista the leading global search technology company and Kart-Sis today announce a business initiative to offer AltaVista Search Software and customized solutions to customers in the Turkish market
AltaVista the leading global search technology company and Kart-Sis today announce a business initiative to offer AltaVista Search Software and customized solutions to customers in the Turkish market. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

In addition to already powering the leading search services available to the consumer in Turkey, www.mynet.com and www.superonline.com, AltaVista Search software offers its rapidly expanding AltaVista Search Software product offering to over 1200 global enterprises, e-commerce companies and portals.

AltaVista's global language support, proven scalability and performance are evident on the AltaVista Network, www.altavista.com. In addition to this the AltaVista Search technology is fully customisable, when implemented within a network environment, to meet the specific needs of the most demanding business.

Kart-Sis, the 'flag ship' of Çözüm Holding, is the market leader in personalised card and mailing technologies, and already offers a broad spectrum of market leading information technology products and the ability to customise these for the end-user in Turkey.

This initiative means that Kart-Sis will offer the AltaVista Search Software Products and individually customized solutions to its customers in the Turkish market.

- We are very pleased to be working with one of the leading providers of business solutions, said Stefano Aldrovandi, business director for AltaVista Search Software in Italy, Greece and Turkey. They have the technical competence, market knowledge and an established network of customer relationships that are very valuable to us.

- Having the ability to incorporate and customize the AltaVista Search Software products that support the Turkish language is an important technological advance for Turkey, said Dilek Dalay Otağ, General Manager of Kart-Sis Card Systems Trade Inc. She goes on to state that the undisputable dynamics of business world of today are technological infrastructure and information availability, and added "A very important step has been taken in the globalised business world in Turkey with the new developed solutions offered by AltaVista".

About AltaVista Search Software

AltaVista Search Software (http://solutions.altavista.com) organises and turns unstructured data into valuable information for businesses, improves online customer satisfaction and provides a universal view of information across one platform.

AltaVista provides its industry-leading search engine technology to more than 1,200 companies, including Amazon.com, Ariba, Reuters, Buy.com, DaimlerChrysler, Procter & Gamble and Siemens, among others. Building on its strong search heritage and patented technology, AltaVista unlocks the full potential of the Internet for Web users at http://www.altavista.com and for businesses through the AltaVista Enterprise Search Architecture. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, AltaVista is a majority owned operating company of CMGI, Inc. (Nasdaq: CMGI).

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