Here’s some press about the Blue Business Platform (a project that I was involved with for the past year and a half). To summarize:
IBM said the marketplace will offer pre-integrated products and services from IBM and independent software developers. Customers will be able to use the software they buy on premises or in the cloud.
IBM is working with Google to build a worldwide network of connected servers, an architecture sometimes referred to as a computing cloud, from which it plans to deliver software and services.
The online store will be organized geographically and also by industry. Customers will be able to purchase software or services in just four clicks, IBM said. The company plans to pilot the marketplace throughout 2008
Read more about this from various sources online:
- IBM To Launch Web-Based Application Market – InformationWeek
- Google, IBM Join Forces To Dominate Cloud Computing – InformationWeek
- IBM to Build Apps Marketplace for SMBs – PCWorld
- IBM launching a platform for SMB opportunity – IT Business