On October 4, IBM introduced new e-business enablement services to help companies plan and build industrial-strength Web sites.
Designed for businesses with mission-critical Web functions, the IT giant offers these new services to provide a blueprint for a solid Web infrastructure, facilitate the integration of complex, multi-vendor computer equipment, and build performance and capacity management systems.
In addition to helping technology managers provide smooth performance even during spikes in Web traffic, claim IBM, these services enable companies to balance workloads, derive maximum benefits from new and existing technology, and deploy e-business solutions more quickly and efficiently to customers and business partners.
IBM put their services in three groups:
- services to build a solid Web site foundation, including enterprise architecture, IT Infrastructure, analysis of critical systems, processes and procedures to help achieve high availability
- Network services, including network consulting and integration - building a virtual private network, including support for Cisco and other virtual private network technologies as well as services to migrate from Standard Network Architecture to Internet Protocol
- Performance and capacity services including server resource management, performance management, performance anagement for Enterprise Resource Planning - support for ERP projects, including SAP, Baan and Oracle Financials.