Microstar Software Ltd. announced a strategic alliance with XIA Information Architects Corporation. The alliance between Microstar and XIA Information Architects provides a combination of skills and expertise for the design and implementation of the new networked business models. These new models require the inter-mediation and exchange of content and transactions between heterogeneous groups of buyers and sellers over the Internet. XIA Information Architects helps organizations to exploit the opportunities provided by XML-enabled multi-enterprise systems and to maximize the value of their IT investment. Microstar develops integrated solutions using the latest XML and SGML content management and e-commerce Internet products. Solutions for the companies’ clients leverage the built-in intelligence of XML encoded information to facilitate the integration of supply chains of all types. The result is lower operational costs and wider market reach. www.microstar.com.