Now that Microsoft has aired its Web-development plans for Windows 2000 and IBM is about to debut its latest spate of electronic-business tools this month, the race for best Internet-commerce vendor is on and running.
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IBM in September intends to start shipping its high-end, transaction-oriented application server, WebSphere Enterprise Edition, with an emphasis on providing a coherent application development platform that ties together many of its systems and architectures.
In a move to bolster their ability to create and speed to market enterprise-scale, e-business applications, IBM has announced a marketing and development alliance with Rational Systems.
IBM next week will use the annual Java One show as a platform for launching its next barrage of Java-laced enterprise tools and strategies intended to help users better build and deploy e-business applications.