January 30, 2001

For rent: Software development tools

Author: JT Smith

It's true that application service providers have been around for a while; what's new here is who will soon be offering such services. CNET News.com reports that "software makers Oracle, Borland, IBM, Rational Software and start-ups including CrossGain have begun to offer Web-based software and services for rent that allow programmers to write, build and test their applications--a strategy intended to boost sagging sales in the software development tool market."
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