Design Center Builds e-Businesses

IBM plans to create the IBM Design Center for e-transaction processing, a 10,500-square-foot facility where customers can explore the leading edge of e-commerce and develop new approaches to e-business.The IBM Design Center for e-transaction processing — located 90 miles north of New York City in Poughkeepsie — will support customers worldwide, staffed by a cadre of IBM Distinguished Engineers, along with network, communications and software architects from IBM’s Research, Software, Server and Global Services organizations. Integrating business systems with the Internet is what becoming an e-business is all about. The next, more advanced step is e-transaction processing, in which all e-Business-related IT transactions can be completed end-to-end, without intervention. e-transaction processing is the enabling technology that permits companies to create systems that can handle both the increasing volume and the increasing sophistication of e-business transactions in a highly secure, available environment.