Stories by Ed Scannell and Tom Sullivan

AlphaBlox deal anchors IBM's BI strategy

After decades of being a technology used exclusively by IT administrators and professional researchers, IBM is trying to push business intelligence-based technologies out to the great gray mass of desktop users in a range of different commercial environments.

Utility on tap for 2004

In the year ahead, Sun Microsystems Inc., IBM Corp., and Hewlett-Packard Co. will bolster their utility-computing initiatives by upgrading key products.

Online activities exempted from E.U. law

Playing the role of peacemaker, IBM is attempting to clear a path to get Sun Microsystems a seat on the board of the recently formed WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization) by proposing an election among the 106 members of the group.

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Playing the role of peacemaker, IBM is attempting to clear a path to get Sun Microsystems a seat on the board of the recently formed WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization) by proposing an election among the 106 members of the group.

IBM looks for Sun to join WS-I

Playing the role of peacemaker, IBM is attempting to clear a path to get Sun Microsystems a seat on the board of the recently formed WS-I (Web Services Interoperability Organization) by proposing an election among the 106 members of the group.

IBM, iPlanet to unveil Web services software

IBM and iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions will both attempt to move their respective Web services strategies forward at Java One next week, unwrapping new products they believe offer developers a smoother way to create, deploy, and integrate them.

Groove, Accenture to demo .NET apps

Microsoft will continue its hard core push to educate and inspire developers about its raft of .NET products and services at its Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles next week, with a handful of developers and partners showing off some early work that takes advantage of that technology.

Microsoft plans Web server for appliances

Responding to the growing popularity of server appliances, Microsoft plans to roll out a dedicated Web server in next year's first quarter as part of its upcoming Windows .NET Server Family, according to a source close to Microsoft.

IBM takes aim at .NET initiative

IBM Corp. this week will take major steps to bolster its Web services offerings and provide a clear alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s efforts in this arena.

Oracle Joins UDDI

Oracle Corp. has thrown its weight behind the online business-to-business directory formed by IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp., and Ariba Inc. designed to help bring together developers interested in creating Web-based services and products.

New front opens in database war

Although the database market is clearly mature, e-commerce, content management, and integrated business intelligence are causing many larger IT shops to more closely examine their database platforms, which figure to be the driving forces for those initiatives.

Web Database for E-Business Partners Planned

IBM Corp. Mircosoft Corp. and Ariba Inc. next week will propose an XML-based standard that will allow thousands of vendors to register their businesses in a Web-based database, which will help them match up with partners and carry out e-commerce transactions, according to industry sources briefed by the companies.

XML Standard Readied for Businesses

IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Ariba next week will propose an XML-based standard that will allow thousands of vendors to register their businesses in a Web-based database that will help them match up with partners to carry out e-commerce transactions, according to industry sources briefed by the companies.

Oracle Makes Linux Move

In a move clearly aimed at blunting IBM's Linux initiatives, Oracle on Tuesday delivered its first enterprise-level application server for Linux, along with announcing several joint marketing agreements with top-tier Linux distributors involving the new product.