.0 Advanced Edition"> WebSphere 4.0 Advanced Edition
IBMs WebSphere 4.0 Advanced Edition provides a solid framework for building Java-based Web applications. IBM also provides a large set of add-on products for WebSphere for quick deployment of storefront, mobile computing or voice-driven applications.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Java 2 Connector Architecture support means costs for back-end integration will drop, especially for those using enterprise resource planning applications. Supports J2EE 1.2 standard; detailed, full-featured administration, management and performance monitoring tools; Web services and SOAP support. Lags in adopting new Java technologies; less flexible load balancing and fail-over support than competitors, including WebLogic, offer. IBM, Armonk, N.Y.; (800) 426-4968; www-4.ibm.com/software/webservers/appserv
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // WebSpheres support for the complete J2EE 1.2 standard lets developers move code between Java projects more easily.