Hewlett Packard (HP) hinted that it was about to release a new technology to unify different Internet services at the Nationsbanc Montgomery Technology Week conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.
But, while Nick Earle, vice president and marketing manager of HP?s newly formed Enterprise Computing Solutions Organisation, said HP?s labs have been developing the technology for five years, he would not disclose its name or exact nature.
But he did say the offering would help to unify different online services or ?eservices? such as ticket sales, online investing, and services delivered to telephone handsets, and compared it to Sun?s Jini technology for networking appliances.
?Jini connects your toaster to your kettle, but that?s not what you want,? he explained, while the new HP technology ?is more of a Jini for services, connecting services together.?
He added that several pilot projects were currently underway and the product would be announced in a few months time.
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