IBM said it will begin selling new versions of two software products based on autonomic computing, advancing the industry's goal of creating technology that can take care of itself.
IBM on Thursday will begin selling a new version of its database software, DB2 Version 8. On Nov. 26 the company will release its WebSphere Version 5, middleware software that forms the foundation on which programmers build and run their applications.

Both products incorporate the goals of autonomic computing, which aims to create computer systems that need less human intervention.