[IBM] A wry (and thoroughly unofficial) name for IBM's
internal VNET system, deriving from its common use by IBMers
to voice pointed criticism of IBM management that would be
taboo in more formal channels.
Flutracking, Gripenet, and other similar Internet-based surveillance could potentially facilitate near real-time comparison of ILI activity between regional jurisdictions and among countries to assist with monitoring the global spread of influenza (13).