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
- The applications themselves are not architected to fully support on-demand
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This was first published in January 2002