echelon, a division of Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, has selected Digital Fusion (DFI) as one of its partners to build out the dynamic applications that will run its e-Learning portal at www.echeloned.com.

According to echelon CEO David Greenlaw, the DFI team was chosen for their experience in developing business applications and their systematic approach to project development. ``We were looking for a company with a heavy back-end applications leaning rather than just website design. Digital Fusion has proven their process in producing an effective database-driven site,'' Greenlaw says.

For the graphic design of the front end of the website, DFI and echelon have brought in DFI's local web design and marketing partner, Sales & Marketing Technologies (SMT) of Altamonte Springs, Florida. In addition to designing the look and feel of the site and collaborating with DFI to develop the public and administrative pages, SMT will also provide Internet marketing services.

echelon's fully functional portal at www.echeloned.com will be launched in the third quarter 2001. Healthcare professionals will be able to access daily health headlines, an extensive medical resource center, and accredited continuing medical education courses at their personalized echelon portal.

About Digital Fusion
Digital Fusion provides comprehensive e-Business and information technology (IT) solutions to businesses, organizations and public sector institutions in the Eastern U.S. We have over 10 years of experience designing, developing, and integrating complex business systems, providing a range of services, including strategy, development, desktop support, network, and education services. For additional information regarding Digital Fusion's services, visit the Company web site at www.digitalfusion.com.

About echelon
echelon is a provider of distance learning for the medical community. It is pursuing relationships that will enhance its ability to deliver information that is timely, relevant and cost-effective. These educational opportunities are strictly designed to be media rich, highly interactive and educationally sound. For more information about echelon please visit www.echeloned.com.

About Sales & Marketing Technologies
Sales & Marketing Technologies is a Web design, hosting and Internet marketing firm based in Altamonte Springs, Florida. For more information about Sales and Marketing Technologies please visit www.smtusa.com.