SwapDrive Secures Three-Year Contract With International Design And Construction Online

Architectural, Engineering and Construction Portal Signs Deal to Provide

SwapDrive's DesignPACK Service to its Customers



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from SwapDrive

    WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SwapDrive, a provider of online
 storage and file management software and services, today announced that
 International Design and Construction Online (e-IDC.com), an e-Business portal
 for the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, has signed
 a three-year contract.  Under the agreement, e-IDC.com will offer SwapDrive's
 Web-based file storage, viewing, sharing and redlining capabilities to its
 members who include professionals within the AEC community.
     "Our members have come to rely on us to provide the necessary applications
 to simplify their workload.  It made sense for us to add document storage and
 collaboration functionality to our growing list of services.  With more
 designers and contractors doing business online, DesignPACK was an ideal
 choice that enables our members to streamline the editing and approval process
 of projects, saving them time and money.  The response has been overwhelmingly
 positive," said Michael Reibsamen, chief operating officer for e-IDC.com.
     e-IDC.com operates as a technology aggregator and infrastructure provider
 that offers one-stop access to a multitude of services and applications that
 can be used by its members to help manage business processes more efficiently,
 while at the same time providing support to strengthen business relationships
 and enhance customer service.
     According to SwapDrive CEO Marc Wallace, SwapDrive was selected based on
 several factors including ease of integration, speed to market, cost
 effectiveness and professional staff.  "e-IDC.com originally considered
 building the functionality in-house but decided that it would be more
 cost-efficient to outsource the service.  After evaluating SwapDrive and other
 similar services they chose DesignPACK," said Wallace.  "This is a great win
 for us and we're excited to work with e-IDC.com to provide a top-notch value
 added service to their customers.  We look forward to expanding our
 relationship to introduce e-IDC.com's services to our engineering and design
 customers who are looking for a full-workflow construction platform."
 
     About e-IDC.com
     International Design and Construction Online, Inc., headquartered in
 Annapolis, Md., is a portal for the Architectural, Engineering and
 Construction (AEC) industry.  e-IDC.com provides its members with web-based
 tools and applications, allowing them to work in real-time with up-to-date
 offerings.  As an eBusiness source, e-IDC.com offers online catalogs of
 construction materials and contract furnishings; RFP/Bid processing engines;
 wireless applications through a partnership with Palm, Inc.; and project
 management software.  e-IDC.com is also a Premier Business Partner with Qwest
 Communications and provides pre-configured and custom connectivity and
 technical solutions to the AEC industry.  For more information, visit
 www.e-idc.com.
 
     About SwapDrive
     Founded in 1999, SwapDrive is a Web Storage Solutions Provider (WSSP) that
 offers business users enhanced Internet-based file management solutions,
 enabling them to access their files anytime, from anywhere, using just a Web
 browser.  The company's flagship service, SwapDrive Corporate Web is a secure,
 Internet-based service offering that facilitates file access, sharing and
 collaboration among an enterprise's mobile, global workforce.  The service
 provides companies with a cost-effective alternative or complement to
 establishing, maintaining and supporting in-house storage systems by enabling
 file access and sharing from any Web-enabled computer, without any client
 software.  SwapDrive has partnered with industry leading companies including
 Exodus Communications, EMC, Veritas and StorageNetworks, Inc.  SwapDrive is a
 venture-backed company located in Washington, D.C.  For more information about
 SwapDrive, please call (202) 393-9900 or visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.swapdrive.com.
     All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE SwapDrive
    WASHINGTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SwapDrive, a provider of online
 storage and file management software and services, today announced that
 International Design and Construction Online (e-IDC.com), an e-Business portal
 for the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, has signed
 a three-year contract.  Under the agreement, e-IDC.com will offer SwapDrive's
 Web-based file storage, viewing, sharing and redlining capabilities to its
 members who include professionals within the AEC community.
     "Our members have come to rely on us to provide the necessary applications
 to simplify their workload.  It made sense for us to add document storage and
 collaboration functionality to our growing list of services.  With more
 designers and contractors doing business online, DesignPACK was an ideal
 choice that enables our members to streamline the editing and approval process
 of projects, saving them time and money.  The response has been overwhelmingly
 positive," said Michael Reibsamen, chief operating officer for e-IDC.com.
     e-IDC.com operates as a technology aggregator and infrastructure provider
 that offers one-stop access to a multitude of services and applications that
 can be used by its members to help manage business processes more efficiently,
 while at the same time providing support to strengthen business relationships
 and enhance customer service.
     According to SwapDrive CEO Marc Wallace, SwapDrive was selected based on
 several factors including ease of integration, speed to market, cost
 effectiveness and professional staff.  "e-IDC.com originally considered
 building the functionality in-house but decided that it would be more
 cost-efficient to outsource the service.  After evaluating SwapDrive and other
 similar services they chose DesignPACK," said Wallace.  "This is a great win
 for us and we're excited to work with e-IDC.com to provide a top-notch value
 added service to their customers.  We look forward to expanding our
 relationship to introduce e-IDC.com's services to our engineering and design
 customers who are looking for a full-workflow construction platform."
 
     About e-IDC.com
     International Design and Construction Online, Inc., headquartered in
 Annapolis, Md., is a portal for the Architectural, Engineering and
 Construction (AEC) industry.  e-IDC.com provides its members with web-based
 tools and applications, allowing them to work in real-time with up-to-date
 offerings.  As an eBusiness source, e-IDC.com offers online catalogs of
 construction materials and contract furnishings; RFP/Bid processing engines;
 wireless applications through a partnership with Palm, Inc.; and project
 management software.  e-IDC.com is also a Premier Business Partner with Qwest
 Communications and provides pre-configured and custom connectivity and
 technical solutions to the AEC industry.  For more information, visit
 www.e-idc.com.
 
     About SwapDrive
     Founded in 1999, SwapDrive is a Web Storage Solutions Provider (WSSP) that
 offers business users enhanced Internet-based file management solutions,
 enabling them to access their files anytime, from anywhere, using just a Web
 browser.  The company's flagship service, SwapDrive Corporate Web is a secure,
 Internet-based service offering that facilitates file access, sharing and
 collaboration among an enterprise's mobile, global workforce.  The service
 provides companies with a cost-effective alternative or complement to
 establishing, maintaining and supporting in-house storage systems by enabling
 file access and sharing from any Web-enabled computer, without any client
 software.  SwapDrive has partnered with industry leading companies including
 Exodus Communications, EMC, Veritas and StorageNetworks, Inc.  SwapDrive is a
 venture-backed company located in Washington, D.C.  For more information about
 SwapDrive, please call (202) 393-9900 or visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.swapdrive.com.
     All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  SwapDrive