ATG (Art Technology Group, Inc.) announced the formation of the ATG Dynamo Gear Network. The network of partner-developed solutions is designed to enhance the functionality of the new ATG Enterprise Portal Suite through an extensive set of portal building blocks, called gears, which will provide customers with a robust and expanding feature set to build portals for customers, partners, and employees. ATG partners will provide integrated gears to deliver functionality in several application categories. In addition to ATG’s framework platform and foundation gears for enterprise application integration, the Gear Network enables third-party developers to deliver component software features. The Network allows partners with technology that works within an open Java environment to plug their own solution into ATG’s portal offering. The ATG Gear Network consists of more than 20 vendors across technology and solution domains, including: Business Intelligence, NetGenesis; Content Management, Documentum, Escenic, Interwoven, and Mediasurface; Content Aggregation – Information Architects; Content Syndication – Screaming Media, YellowBrix, Newsedge, and iMediation; Web Services, Patkai; Collaboration – Message Machines; Search – AltaVista and Verity; Enterprise Systems – TIBCO, YOUcentric; Security, Netegrity; Systems Integrators – Appian, Fort Point Partners, ISL Consulting, McFadyen Consulting, and Novo; and Wireless/Mobile, Volantis. Most of the partner gears are currently under development and will be available later in Q3 2001. ATG is actively recruiting partners for the Gear Network through the ATG Gear Alliance Program.