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San Francisco/London, December 11 2000 - ‘Collaborative computing’ is the single most important trend driving ASPs, B2B exchanges, dot-coms and e-business, says a new report published today by

Internet Application Engines was researched and written by Phil Wainewright, founder and managing editor of, who, two years ago, was the first independent analyst to predict the rapid development and growth of the ASP industry. In this report, Wainewright predicts that ‘Collaborative Computing’ is the new force behind a fundamental change in computing and the way businesses interact externally and internally.

The report is launched at’s ‘From ISP to ASP’ which takes place today at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco . Wainewright is the keynote speaker and moderator of this one-day seminar, the first event designed specifically to help Internet access and hosting providers build their ASP businesses. For more details see

Written for strategists, CEOs, CTOs and CIOs in technology companies including software vendors, ASPs, Internet infrastructure providers and pure Internet plays, Internet Application Engines describes the convergence of ASPs, Internet services and e-business operations into a single, Internet-based computing model. The report is the first to offer technology businesses a vendor-neutral framework that enables them to assess and evaluate high profile initiatives to build Web services and Internet architectures -- such as Microsoft's .Net, launched in June, and Oracle's Dynamic Services Framework, due to be announced today.

Phil Wainewright said: "Conventional client-server software is yesterday’s technology -- Computing is moving onto the Internet. This is leading to the evolution of an entirely new, Internet-native computing model based on collaboration between multiple tiers of component services."

Wainewright warns that companies will struggle to survive unless their development strategies and business plans recognise the extent of the changes now under way.

"Once computing becomes Internet-resident, the Internet itself becomes the computer. Every individual unit can access resources from anywhere in the global network," added Wainewright "To take advantage of this new environment, businesses must radically change the way in which they design their computing systems."

Internet Application Engines describes how technology companies must develop their products, and partner with other vendors in the supply chain, to deliver new and improved business services demanded by customers in today, and tomorrow’s, Internet computing environment. The report maps out the Internet computing value chain, describing the major types of provider participating in it today and outlining how these businesses need to evolve in order to survive. It goes on to examine the key components of Internet computing and the new architecture that is being created by leading vendors and discusses some of the implications of Internet computing on business strategy and practice.

Cameron Chell, co-founder and President of the ASP Industry Consortium, and founder of Futurelink and Chell Merchant Capital Group, said: "Yet again Phil is way ahead of mainstream thinking. His vision for the ASP market was invaluable during Futurelink’s early development. Internet Application Engines is at the top of my reading list as it should be for all vendors who still want to be around in a year’s time."

The report is available to purchase online from the Premium Content section of the Web site, price £185 (approx $270).

About is a premier source of news and analysis for and about the
ASP industry. Established in October 1998, it has earned a global reputation among vendors, providers and their customers for the breadth and insight of its content. As well as its online properties, is the home of premium content titles such as the ASP News Review industry newsletter and a series of acclaimed special reports on ASP business and technology trends.

In January 2000, became part of (Nasdaq: INTM), a leading online provider of global news and information for Internet professionals.

About Corporation, the Internet Industry Portal, is headquartered in Darien, CT. It is a leading provider of global real-time news and information resources for Internet industry and Internet technology professionals, Web developers and experienced Internet users. owns and operates a network of 150 Web sites, 272 e-mail newsletters, 136 online discussion forums and over 100 moderated e-mail discussion lists that generate over 170 million page views monthly. Total "views," which include Web site page views, e-mail newsletter views and e-mail discussion list views, are over 230 million per month. According to NetRatings, has over 3 million unique users in the United States alone. Over 25% of's views are from outside of the U.S.'s global presence includes editions for Arabia, Asia, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Espanol, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

For further information and to set up a meeting or telephone interview with Phil Wainewright, please contact Bridget Fishleigh on

and 44 (0) 7946 342 903

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