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SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BROKERING SERVICES IN ALMOST REAL-TIME OR ON DEMAND

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014656D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

System for brokering services in almost real-time or on demand The described System is related in the area of e-commerce on the web and could lead to a new business model, which could be broadly adapted within the next two to five years. With the advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, there are new business models developing which would be impossible without this underlying technology and infrastructure. Essentially it's the network computing area and the worldwide availability of the Web which makes this system possible (and feasible). The system is concerned with brokering services almost in real time or on demand. To understand this new concept better, we will introduce one example, which will show how the invention works. This document comprises of the following sections: 1. Problem statement