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DON'T bother surfing the Internet for goods and services; let the Net work for you. This is the gist of Hewlett-Packard's e-services, which chairman and chief executive officer Lew Platt unveiled in at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, US, last Tuesday.
More than just a business portal comprising cross-industry alliances, it goes one step further to offer dynamic brokering, where requests for services are automatically brokered, bid and transacted on the Net on the requestor's behalf based on specified criteria, such as best price, most reliable, highest quality and so on.
Best of all, the customer will be able to do so via a variety of electronic devices, from the PC and cellular and satellite phones, to the TV and kiosks, including ATM (automated …