Big Blue goes Virtual

It seems that even Big Blue, IBM, is getting into the virtual world act.  Reuters is reporting that IBM is set to jump into Second Life with a seriously huge commitment. Apparently IBM CEO, Samuel Palmisano, is even going to have a custom avatar that looks like him.  As much as I’d like for people to stop announcing that they are the “first something” in Second Life — this is an interesting first.    The question is will the Fortune 10 CEO really be controlling his avatar — or will an nimble young intern?

The fact that they are developing a 3-D intranet is really fascinating.  While 10-15 years ago we all said the same things about the Web, I really do wonder if their clients want to figure out how to function in a 3-D world just to do business.

Thanks to WhatsNextBlog for the tip!



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