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Get on the Grid: Utility Computing
The latest business model in licensing is the utility (on demand) computing and associated pricing. Sometimes called

smb ibm grid computing  its presence in the SMB market by paying $182 million (USD) in cash—about twice of Corio's annual revenues—for the APS pioneer. Founded in 1998, and backed by venture capital heavyweight Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers , Corio has delivered enterprise applications over the Internet since its inception. Today, the San Carlos, California (US) hosting provider delivers applications from vendors such as Ariba , Oracle (including former PeopleSoft ), SAP , and Siebel Systems , many of which have been IBM

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Business-to-business (B2B) gateway solutions have matured to the point where they can support a wide range of projects. However, there are still functional differences—including product maturity, service-oriented architecture (SOA) enablement, architectural coherence, and community management—among competing solutions. Find out who the leaders, challengers, visionaries, and niche players are in the B2B gateway market.

smb ibm grid computing  more-complex solutions to support SMB B2B projects. Generix Group: A French system integrator operating in retail, wholesale and distribution, Generix acquired a long-standing European B2B software player, Influe-Illicom, in November 2006. Influe-Illicom had a reasonable-size customer base, mostly in France, as well as successful operations in Portugal and Spain (Iberia). In recent months, as per the European Commission s directive, Generix has been rationalizing its product line (before the acquisition, Read More

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Though born from the ashes of traditional hosting models, software as a service differs fundamentally from its predecessors. Its software is designed to be delivered as a service, security is better, rich user interfaces are available, and it has greater interactivity.

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The “Gentler” Giant’s Value Proposition to Overcome the “Little Guys’” Perception


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smb ibm grid computing  main challenge in the SMB segment is the market’s perception of the vendor and the possible negative feelings about its past practices (of “being difficult to partner with” and “coming back to old habits, after initially promising a better conditions for partners,” etc.). Oracle acknowledges that its inflexible business processes of the past have been a major inhibitor to VARs selling Oracle software. The vendor is also aware it needs to inform customers and re-educate many resellers about its Read More

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IBM to ship its 4000R server, a thin server targeted at ISPs and ASPs. The 4000R sets a new standard for CPU density, fitting two Pentium IIIs in a one-rack-unit (1U) high enclosure, and will be priced at $3,000 to $4,000.

smb ibm grid computing  Announces Netfinity 4000R Super-Thin Server Event Summary On September 7th, 1999, International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) announced the Netfinity 4000R, a 1.75 - high server aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Application Service Providers (ASPs). The 4000R, which will have up to two CPUs (Pentium II or III) per system, is a rack-mountable, stackable system. The system, expected to ship in late September, will cost $3,000 to $4,000. Market Impact This announcement sets a new level of CPU Read More

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IBM Updates the Netfinity Line


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IBM Pushes Linux into Appliances


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