07941321 is referenced by 75 patents and cites 65 patents.

A service element is defined and represented by a data structure. It includes one or more components and/or one or more other service elements. A service element providing a complete function is a service offering. Management of service elements and/or service offerings is facilitated by a Service Development Tool. In different aspects, the management includes various tasks associated with creating, modifying and deleting service elements, establishing relationships, error checking and optimization. In a further aspect, service elements are packaged and distributed to enable customers to deliver the service elements. Additionally, the hosting of software packages is facilitated.

Title
Facilitating management of service elements usable in providing information technology service offerings
Application Number
11/841153
Publication Number
7941321 (B2)
Application Date
August 20, 2007
Publication Date
May 10, 2011
Inventor
Luu Q Nguyen
Culver City
CA, US
Galina Grunin
Elmsford
NY, US
Paul G Greenstein
Croton-on-Hudson
NY, US
Agent
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P C
Kevin P Radigan Esq
Anna L Linne Esq
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
G06Q 10/00
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