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Friday, May 27, 2005
IBM & SaaS
(Via WSJ) IBM recently has invested heavily in developing the software-services market, which offers an avenue for the company to sell bundles of programs, including its own middleware and database software, as well as hosting services. IBM's move is part of a trend in the software industry as it diversifies away from the traditional model of selling software as a product. The service model allows customers to pay for usage and is seen as reducing the risk and costs of owning and maintaining software for information-technology buyers. IBM believes that the portfolio approach will be absolutely critical.
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