AUSTIN, Texas (PRWEB) September 26, 2000 -to-

face delivery of technology products and services to the “need-help” majority of B2B and B2C customers, announces its association with CNET Data Services (CDS), the world’s leading provider of technology product information.”The alliance with CNET allows handtech.com to further solidify our status with community based resellers. The robustness of the CNET database ensures our Technology Consultants are armed with the latest and most complete product information needed to effectively deliver technology products and services to the “need-help” majority of America’s B2B and B2C markets,” said Martin Slagter, handtech.com President.Handtech.com’s alliance with CNET Data Services, combined with the company’s state-of-the-art virtual storefront, will enable its team of Independent Technology Consultants to deliver timely and consistent technology information, as well as knowledgeable and

personalized pre and post-purchase service and training, to small businesses and consumers.”Handtech.com’s delivery of personalized service supported by CDS’ database of the most reliable technology information forms a combination that will raise the industry-wide standard for channel resellers,” said Albert de Heer, President of CNET Data Services.Handtech.com’s agreement with CNET Data Services delivers the newest addition to the proprietary multimillion-dollar online tool set developed by handtech.com, and provided to every Technology Consultant, which includes team and customer management, back office administration, marketing resources, and product and sales training.About handtech.com, Inc.Austin-based Handtech.com, Inc., (http://www.handtech.com/pdp) is the leader in online and face-to-face delivery of technology products and services to the “need-help” majority of B2B and B2C markets. Handtech.com’s unique business model utilizes tens of thousands of Independent Technology Consultants, providing one-to-one

personal attention lacking in the technology environment. Technology Consultants are supported through innovative and proprietary web-based back-office systems including: automated product sourcing, purchasing and fulfillment; customer and sales team management and communication systems; training events; and marketing resources. Handtech.com’s unique business model is delivering high customer satisfaction as evidenced by a sales return rate of less than 2%.Founders Andrew Harris, Chief Executive Officer, and Martin Slagter, President, are both former senior executives of Dell Computer Corporation, and established the company in 1996.About CNET Networks, Inc.CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: CNET), is the trusted source of information for buyers, sellers, and suppliers around the world. CNET Networks, Inc. is a platform for two Internet brands, a computer product database, and television and radio programming for people and businesses. CNET, http://www.cnet.com, is an indispensable source of knowledge about computers, theInternet and technology, serving millions of users each day. CNET’s Web content has been localized for eight Asia Pacific markets: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Australia. CNET’s award-winning television and radio programs are broadcast in 100 countries worldwide, as well as on CNBC and other national distribution in the U.S. mySimon, http://www.mysimon.com, offers its users a valuable online buying guide that covers more than 200 categories and over 2000 merchants. CNET Data Services (CDS) is the industry standard for information powering the computer and electronics sales and distribution channels. CNET Networks, Inc. currentlyhas cash and marketable securities valued at more than a half-billion dollars.

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