BT To Resell IBM On-Demand Services To Small And Midsize Businesses


British Telecom is offering a trial service that gives small and midsize companies the ability to buy IBM Lotus software on a pay-as-you-go, on-demand basis.

Currently, BT offers customers hosted versions of the software.

With the deal, BT becomes the first telecommunications provider to test IBM's On-Demand provisioning technology, which IBM has been pushing aggressively throughout the IT sector.

Plans call for BT's pilot project to initially offers customers Lotus messaging and collaboration software.