Like the Internet itself, the arena of e-Business service providers continues to evolve. The model established by application service providers (ASPs) has given rise to new classes of providers, such as vertical service providers, management service providers, outsourcers, Web hosters, and Internet data centers. Intel and IBM have both provided technologies and services that advance this broad and growing spectrum of service providers.
IBM's xSP Prime program is a powerful case in point. The program provides business design workshops, a financial modeling tool, technology strategy workshops, xSP Prime Solutions Centers worldwide, and other services to hone the services and infrastructure of third-party providers. These offerings help service providersmany of whom employ Intel® Architecture-based IBM* hardwareenter new markets, deploy services, and improve profitability.
Intel is working with IBM to make the xSP Prime program more valuable than ever before. Companies can gain important insight into the challenges facing service providers firms and the role that Intel platform-based solutions played in resolving them. To learn more, click on the links below.
Learn more about IBM's xSP Prime program hosted on IBM.com*
View Intel-based IBM xSeries case studies hosted on IBM.com*