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IBM is Serious About SMB
In the battle for market supremacy, IBM wants to win by reducing Microsoft's market potential. IBM has selected the infrastructure as its battlefield. Both

db2 utility  , Lotus , and DB2 . Since cash flow is the most unpredictable attribute of a midsized business, IBM has introduced flexible financing plans to boost its Express sales. Business Partners , whether they are consulting firms like Alpine Consulting, Inc. or software vendors like J.D. Edwards can easily sell and recommend IBM Express offerings to their customers and receive compensation. With DB2 Express for example, priced at $499 for a base server package, (with an additional licensing cost of $99 per

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Customer Care and Billing (CC&B)

Customer care and billing (CC&B) solutions typically support providers of utilities, telephony, cable, or other services providing companies. CC&B software includes functionality for mediation, provisioning, rating, reporting, financial systems, and billing for voice, data, content, and utility services. 

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