Stories by Ann Bednarz and Denise Dubie

Group tries to steer utility computing

BOSTON (10/17/2003) - The creators of a proposed data-center standard say their efforts could help remove obstacles in the way of IT executives trying to build utility-based computing infrastructures. Observers applaud the effort but say its chances of survival are slim if the standard doesn't win support from major players such as IBM Corp., Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc.