Vignette Corp. and Telecom Italia announced a strategic partnership. Combining the Vignette Content Suite V6 and Telecom Italia hosting services, the companies intend to serve the online business needs of the top 2,000 Italian companies. Telecom Italia, through its dedicated cybercenters, will bring to market an offering including broadband access, IP services, Web and application hosting — a complete e-business enabling platform, on which selected system integrators can develop customized solutions. This strategic alliance is focused on the IP outsourcing model, which combines the benefit of the pure ASP model — software as a service, no internally managed infrastructure, better time to market — with the business requirements of corporate customers — service level agreements, business continuity and a dedicated software and hardware infrastructure. Through the partnership with TI’s e-business solution, Vignette Content Suite’s V6 content management applications are being delivered on a hosting basis.