IBM PROGRAMS GET COMPANIES UP & RUNNING QUICKLY.IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) announced three programs aimed at alleviating the problems plaguing startups today - finding financially friendly IT (information technology) fast, gathering sound, relevant business advice and building a successful global business.
* Quick Launch for e-business (Electronic-BUSINESS) Doing business online. The term is often used synonymously with e-commerce, but e-business is more of an umbrella term for having a presence on the Web. Ventures - a comprehensive package of IBM hardware, software, storage, education and support, backed by IBM Global Financing, that saves a startup (STARTing UP) "At startup" means when the computer is first turned on or when a program is first loaded. See Startup folder. from having to build their own infrastructure without breaking the bank;
* IBM Incubator incubator, apparatus for the maintenance of controlled conditions in which eggs can be hatched artificially. Incubator houses with double walls of mud, a fireroom, and several compartments each holding about 6,000 hens' eggs were developed in ancient times; the Series - an initiative that focuses on teaming with leading incubators to deliver customized products, services and solutions to Internet Internet
Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the business developers and startups around the world; and
* Going Global - a seminar series to share with startups what IBM has learned about doing business in more than 160 countries, enabling startups to tap markets around the world in Internet time In the early days of the public Internet, Internet time referred to the breakneck speed with which companies scrambled to gain traffic and market share on the Web. A new business could come and go within a matter of weeks. .
"It's no longer just about getting to market first, its about building a sustainable, successful business," says Jim Corgel, general manager, IBM's Global Net Generation Business. "IBM has the technology and the business experience that startups can use to build a successful business; these programs we're announcing today deliver just what every startup needs."
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It may require cleanup to comply with Wikipedia's content policies, particularly neutral point of view. , Quick Launch is intended to build a relationship among startup e-business companies, IBM and IBM Business Partners as they drive to deliver their solution to market. The first IBM Business Partner to deliver Quick Launch to the marketplace is KeyLink Systems, the computer distribution business within Pioneer-Standard.
Going Global addresses both. Seminars for customers all around the world will teach them what they need to know about becoming truly global - international marketing and branding, building global business and customer relationships, finance and technology issues.