IBM to re-enter the applications market?


IBM to re-enter the applications market?

IBM's e-Business on Demand strategy has encountered a big problem - the business applications are not yet there to support utility computing.

IBM defines e-business on demand as "the delivery of integrated processes, applications and infrastructure over the network, as a service, with both business and IT functionality", so that the global data network is the business infrastructure. Ovum has identified two major problems with utility computing:

- The software licensing models of the Tier 1 ISVs are not supportive of pay per
use scenarios.

- The applications themselves are not architected to fully support on-demand

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This was first published in January 2002


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