The popularity of file sharing services such as Napster and processing-sharing services such as SETI @ Home have underlined the potential power of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks and processing. Although much of the attention surrounding P2P technologies centered around controversial or non-profit applications, many legitimate and potentially lucrative applications can run with P2P technologies. This case is being investigated as established technology companies Intel and Hewlett-Packard will offer p2p ba … Read more »

The popularity of file sharing services such as Napster and processing-sharing services such as SETI @ Home have underlined the potential power of peer-to-peer (P2P) networks and processing. Although much of the attention surrounding P2P technologies centered around controversial or non-profit applications, many legitimate and potentially lucrative applications can run with P2P technologies. This case is being investigated as established technology companies Intel and Hewlett-Packard will offer p2p-based services and attention to selected start-ups, education, compete in new markets with P2P technologies.
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Robert A. Burgelman,
Philip Meza
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
29 pages.
Publication Date: Oct 13, 2000. Prod #: SM76-PDF-ENG
Peer-to-Peer Computing: Back to the Future HBR case solution

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