Sun Microsystems beefs up bolero.net

An alliance with Sun Microsystems beefs up bolero.net''s position to electronify international trade documentation.

Sun Microsystems and bolero.net have signed an agreement under which Sun customers will be able to connect to the bolero system to exchange trade data and documents with cross-border partners. A Sun subsidiary, i-Planet, will create a bolero.net Java plug-in for its 'Trustbase' suite to allow direct access to bolero's web-based system.

Bolero, set up by SWIFT and the Through Transport Club in 1994, is aimed at creating an open, common system to exchange business data and documents via the internet in order to take advantage of the speed and efficiency of e-commerce. As it plans to maintain an open, non-proprietary system, user interfaces and software will not be developed. Instead, partners such...

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