IBM, Microsoft to team on IT resources

Microsoft and IBM will jointly announce a new specification Monday for information technology resources and services, a company representative said Friday. The two companies aren't the only ones involved in the initiative, however, but rather are "representing a larger workgroup," the representative said.

One possible alliance area could be management software, where customers are calling for standard interfaces to computing equipment.

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Stephen Shankland has been a reporter at CNET since 1998 and covers browsers, Web development, digital photography and new technology. In the past he has been CNET's beat reporter for Google, Yahoo, Linux, open-source software, servers and supercomputers. He has a soft spot in his heart for standards groups and I/O interfaces.

 

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