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IHS Group Provides Content for Excite@Home's Work.Com

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IHS Group Provides Content for Excite@Home's Work.Com

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IHS Group, an information publisher, has announced an agreement with Excite@Home, a global media company, to integrate technical content databases through IHS's DataGalaxy service into the new Excite@Home online business service, Work.com (http://www.work.com). Work.com is also accessible through the Business Channel on http://www.excite.com.

According to the announcement, the Work.com site will give technical professionals one-stop access to the vast amount of industry information on the Internet, while focusing on technical business-oriented search results. Users searching for technical information at Work.com will be instantly linked with the appropriate data in DataGalaxy, a Web community of technical knowledge.

"When professionals search the Internet for needed business information, they usually get a good deal of unrelated consumer information in their results," said Mike Timbers, chairman and CEO of IHS Group. "The integration of IHS content with Work.com will offer engineering design and procurement professionals a powerful business tool that will significantly reduce search time because it returns only useful business information."

IHS's engineering databases contain more than 20 million pages of text and graphics and are expanding at the rate of approximately 2 million pages annually. …

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