IBM continued to extend its lead in the overall AIM (application integration and middleware) market over archrivals BEA Systems and Oracle, capturing a little more than 37 percent of the worldwide market in 2004, according to a report released by market researcher Gartner on Tuesday.
Stories by Ed Scannell
Hoping to suck out costs associated with production and maintenance over an application's life cycle, Hewlett-Packard on Monday strengthened its OpenView software portfolio with a raft of products and programs designed to bridge the gap between application development and users' IT operations.
IBM filled out its Workplace platform strategy on Tuesday, launching an online developer resource center that will give corporate and third-party developers access to tools to help develop products and services for the platform.
Hoping to drive biometric devices into the mainstream, IBM on Monday unveiled its first ThinkPad that features an integrated fingerprint reader that will work in tandem with an embedded security system.
IBM is trying to strengthen ties with partners through a raft of technical support programs and services that the company hopes will push forward its On Demand business strategy.