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internetnews.com: IBM's SMB Services Light on Linux

Apr 27, 2004, 15:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"IBM has rolled out a new on-demand initiative geared at providing desktop level support to small and medium sized businesses and geared for a Windows environment.

"The pitch is thus: IBM puts a server with desktop management tools at your location and then remotely manages virus detection and protection, operating system and application updates and patches, plus nightly backups of employees' hard disk images. Prices on a per-user basis start at $40.

"There's just one catch. The customers have to be running an 'XP' compliant desktop in a Windows environment; so far, the new service doesn't support Linux desktops..."

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