DENVER - July 27, 2004 - Quark Inc. today announced an alliance with XTended Services to reinvigorate the QuarkAlliance XTensions developer program. XTended Services, an outsourcing company based in Denver, will assume responsibility for managing and marketing the program.
"Our XTensions developer partners provide an invaluable service to our customers. Our goal with this alliance is to give our XTensions developers a stronger advocate within Quark and a more passionate team to evangelize XTensions software to our customers," said Susan Friedman, senior vice president of marketing at Quark.
"I'm excited to be able to apply my years of training and experience as an XTensions evangelist and a developer's advocate - my two greatest passions," said XTended Services president Cyndie Shaffstall. "As we re-ignite the QuarkAlliance XTensions program, we intend to be vocal, accessible, and motivated in the pursuit of getting our developers' products released and into our customers' XTensions folders." Shaffstall was the founder of The PowerXChange, a leading distributor of XTensions software with customers in more than 30 countries.
"Cyndie's knowledge of XTensions modules and developers is the most extensive I have seen in the industry. Her ability to build relationships, network, and co-ordinate developers is outstanding," said Angela Marsden, managing director at QBus, a distributor of XTensions and other software add-ons in New Zealand. "XTensions software is one of the best-kept secrets in the industry and I'm sure the new QuarkAlliance XTensions program will help customers discover everything the various modules have to offer."
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