Techstreet launches web site upgrades

The Electronic Library

ISSN: 0264-0473

Article publication date: 1 December 2004



(2004), "Techstreet launches web site upgrades", The Electronic Library, Vol. 22 No. 6.



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Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Techstreet launches web site upgrades

Techstreet, a division of Thomson Scientific, has announced major new upgrades to the Techstreet web site. With the primary goal of helping customers find and obtain information faster than ever, the Techstreet web site includes new vertical industry stores, more options for browsing industry standards, and an updated graphical user interface. These new features enhance the Techstreet position as the single most convenient source for industry standards on the internet.

Gregg Hammerman, Director of Operations and Technology at Techstreet, notes that:

Our re-designed web site gives customers two new ways to browse for standards. Six new industry stores are listed in an easy-to-use tab format across the top of the page and a new ‘Browse Catalogs’ drop-down box is conveniently located on the left. Industry stores contain the most important standards for any given industry, including regularly updated standards, new releases, newly revised documents, pre-published versions, and related industry content. The new drop-down box provides super-fast browsing of over 70 different catalogues from standards developing organizations around the world. We’ve also updated to a new graphical interface that uses space more efficiently and better matches the common look and feel of other Thomson Corporation businesses web sites. Of course, our search engine is still fast and intuitive, so customers find exactly what they need with minimum time and clicks.

Future site enhancements will include more new purchasing options for corporate customers seeking enterprise-wide solutions for their technical information needs. Techstreet currently offers the only web-based subscription service for custom sets of industry standards, as well as deposit accounts that reduce purchasing paperwork and simplify accounting procedures. Mr Hammerman added:

We make it fast and easy for anyone to find the technical information they need. Our goal is to do the same thing for organizations who want to use information technology to control costs while making custom sets of technical data readily available throughout the organization, 24-hours-a-day, in any location, worldwide.

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