Red Herring.com interviews Rod Smith, IBMs vice president of emerging technology:
"Q: Which technology is your group currently looking at developing in the next few months?
A: Right now, we are looking at PHP [a programming language like Java and XML] in particular—we like it as a technology and community. [...]
Q: Can you give an example?
A: IBM was asked to come in on one of the relief recovery programs and build a web site very quickly. They did it in two weeks with PHP."