IBM taking on Google email platform

IBM is hoping to garner a share the corporate-mail market by introducing an inexpensive web-based corporate email service to compete with Google Inc's Google Apps and Microsoft.

The new web-based system, to be unveiled today will let users pick their domain name and will cost $3 per month, a price aimed directly at undercutting Google's $50 per year and the $10 to $12 per month that Microsoft charges for its webmail services. IBM also says it will offer 1 gigabyte of storage, twice the amount of Microsoft. It also hopes to move into the new territory as Google is encountering technical problems--some recent outages that have left business users in the dark for hours. more

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