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SRO: Big Blue Wants DevelopersSep 16, 1999, 17:14 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Deborah Gage)
"IBM Corp. is once again reaching out to small software developers but this time with a twist. Big Blue confirmed today that it will launch a developer portal--along with a major advertising campaign--to offer hot technology, developer resources, and "unbiased information" about building e-business infrastructures, all free of charge."
"Called developerWorks, the portal is set to launch September 28 in San Francisco and is part of a larger move inside IBM to consolidate services and programs in an effort to become more efficient and more attractive to new partners. IBM is emphasizing Java, XML and Linux at developerWorks, with additional information on security, Unicode and Web architecture, but is not pushing any particular platform. Developers who get so deeply into the technology that they need technical support must sign up for one of IBM's standard partner programs."
"This is a shift for IBM, but it's indicative of the environment here that [IBM Chairman] Lou Gerstner has given us the go-ahead," says Dirk Nicol, developerWorks development manager. "Technology is changing so quickly now that the classic decision maker--the CIO or CEO--is often not the only one involved."
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