IBM Enlists Business Partners to Deliver e-Business On Demand

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SAN FRANCISCO, C.A. - 19 Feb 2002: HelpsIBM business partners to design Web environments, including Internet bandwidth for customers. These solutions are available at three levels: entry, standard and enhanced. They combine IBM design, management and optimization of pre-tested components to provide the foundation for Web environments, including routers, switches, bandwidth, firewall and security. Customers are billed a one-time charge and ongoing monthly fee.

IBM also announced that two popular IBM e-business hosting programs for the channel will be made available immediately to the e-business on demand channel. They include:

e-Business On Demand Programs for the Channel

"IBM and its Business Partners are an integrated team, targeting e-business on demand with one value proposition that no one else in the industry can deliver -- end-to-end solutions," concluded Corgel. "We need the skills and reach of Business Partners to connect with all customers who want the benefits of e-business delivered on demand. We'll be relentless in working cooperatively with our Business Partners to access and penetrate these new markets."

IBM e-business on demand services extend the capabilities of information technology by delivering applications, infrastructure and business processes over the network on a utility-like basis. Combining usage-based pricing with predictable monthly billing, e-business on demand services enable customers from small and mid-market businesses, to Fortune 500 corporations, to adopt e-business capabilities rapidly in an affordable way. For more information on IBM e-business on demand services, visit

About IBM Global Services

IBM Global Services is the world's largest information technology services provider, with approximately 150,000 professionals serving customers in 160 countries and annual revenue of about $35 billion (2001). IBM Global Services integrates IBM's broad range of capabilities -- consulting, services, hardware, software and research -- to help companies of all sizes realize the full value of information technology. For more information, visit:

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* Pricing and availability: The new e-business on demand offerings are available immediately in the U.S. and will be available for sale in Canada and Europe later this year. In addition to the new offerings, authorized IBM Business Partners can offer Low-Rate Financing (as low as 4.6 percent) to customers who purchase eligible products valued between $50,000 and $1million through March 31, 2002.

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