IBM used this week's annual Business Partner Executive Conference (BPEC) to hammer home its commitment to and vision of electronic business. The company revealed several products, packaged solutions, and marketing programs for both corporate users and those in smaller businesses.
Stories by Ed Scannell and Ted Smalley Bowen
IBM has continued its aggressive march in application servers by announcing plans to incorporate support for the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) specification in its WebSphere line by the first quarter of 1999. Set to go into beta testing by the end of this year, the WebSphere Application Server, Advanced Edition, will let users build applications that tap into a broad range of IBM and non-IBM hosts including CICS, IMS, MQSeries, and SAP.