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NetFlash: IBM expands ‘on-demand’ product portfolio

May 01, 20032 mins

By Jeff Caruso 

Contrary to the old adage, you can’t get the milk for free – but why buy the cow when you can get the milk for just $1.29 a quart? That’s sorta the thinking behind IBM’s on-demand computing initiative, where you pay for only the computing power you need. This week Big Blue expands upon the concept with storage and application server products.

IBM expands ‘on-demand’ product portfolio

What attendees are looking for at N+I

We gave roving reporter Jason Meserve a digital camera, and he came back with these real pictures of real attendees at the NetWorld+Interop trade show in Las Vegas. They even told him their innermost wants and needs – or at least, what they wanted out of the show.

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