IBM announced a trio of ecommerce servers and tools at the Spring Internet World 98 trade show in Los Angeles yesterday.
For small businesses, IBM?s Lotus division released Domino Merchant 2.0 Server Pack, which provides the basic technology small companies require to start selling on the Internet. The pack, which includes a Domino Web server, tools for setting up credit card verification, and an electronic shopping cart, will ship in March. It will retail at $3,495.
A similar bundle for small to medium enterprises (SMEs) is Net.Commerce Start, branded by IBM itself. This includes an IBM server, a store creation wizard and an electronic payment facility supporting the SET security protocol. The payment systems include consumer wallets, payment gateways to banks and registry for merchants.
At the high end there is Net.Commerce Pro, a more powerful version of Net.Commerce Start. It features search tools for customers to browse the site and allows users to build connectivity with legacy systems.
IBM also announced a new Java-based Commerce Extensibility Framework which will encourage interoperability - linking the Net.Commerce servers to other applications such as ERP packages.
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