Armonk, N.Y. -- IBM said Tuesday it will form a new business
unit to market products and services to Internet service
providers, a market projected by International Data Corp. to generate total revenue of $37 billion in the U.S. by 2003. The first initiative of the new business unit is the global IBM Business Partner Program for ISPs. The program will provide ISPs with early access to IBM's Internet research and extensive e-business resources to help them enter new markets.