ATG (Art Technology Group) has announced the general availability of ATG 6.1. ATG Publishing provides an integrated and robust content management solution, accessing all of a company’s file-based assets, for the update of personalized commerce, portal, self-service, and other Web applications. ATG 6.1 also offers tighter integration with Web application servers such as IBM’s WebSphere 5.0, BEA Weblogic 8.1 and BEA Weblogic 7.0 on Linux.
SupportSoft announced an agreement with IBM that provides product integration and co-marketing for IBM’s Device Management Solutions with SupportSoft’s Mobile Device Management Suite. IBM’s Device Management Platform, part of IBM’s WebSphere Everyplace Server Service Provider Offering software, incorporates IBM Tivoli’s device management technology. The integrated solution features a customer service analyst interface and a communication platform, to enable carriers to more easily diagnose and solve problems on their customers’ PDAs, laptops or mobile phones.
IBM Corporation announced IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 6.5. The latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino integrates IBM Lotus Instant Messaging and Web Conferencing functionality, giving users on-line awareness capabilities and the ability to initiate instant messaging (IM) sessions directly from their in-box or from within a collaborative application. IBM also announced a limited-time promotion for Notes and Domino 6.5 customers. From October 1, 2003 until December 31, 2003, all Lotus 6.5 customers with active maintenance agreements are entitled to receive a license allowing up to twenty (20) individual users to use IBM Lotus Instant Messaging, as well as a license allowing up to twenty (20) individual users to use WebSphere Portal Express at no additional charge.
This article from InfoWorld says that IBM and Oracle are both embracing the trend toward modularization and virtualization, two key components of grid computing. Although their technological approaches differ, their underlying business objectives are similar: They want to own your IT control.
MSNBC reports that IBM and GE’s Interlogix business unit announced a joint agreement to provide integrated computer and physical security systems to large customers. GE Interlogix will integrate its Facility Commander security integration software with IBM’s Tivoli enterprise management software–including Tivoli Risk Manager and Tivoli Enterprise Console–and its WebSphere server software. GE Interlogix will also support IBM Directory Integrator and IBM DB2 database.
InfoWorld takes a look at Laszlo Systems’ LPS (Laszlo Presentation Server) 1.0, a Java-based server application that capitalizes on the ubiquity of Macromedia Flash clients. LPS 1.0 pulls live data from back-end sources, creates on-the-fly Flash executables, and streams them to the client desktop.
Diogenes announced the general availability of Diogenes Suite 2.1. The Diogenes Suite 2.1 release contains a number of new product features and ease of use enhancements, including capability to encrypt and digitally sign messages and files while they are in queue before transfer or after receipt, when writing to a file system, and when writing to IBM WebSphere MQ.
NetworkWorld Fusion reports that TruLogica will ship the next version of its identity-management software. TruLogica’s Concero 2.5 is highlighted by support for Java Connector Architecture (JCA), which replaces a proprietary technology TruLogica developed for integrating network systems and applications with its centralized user management platform. Concero 2.5 runs on BEA Weblogic 6.1 and higher, IBM WebSphere 4.0 and higher, and Jboss 3.0.4.
InternetNews.com reports that Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates joined forces with Steve Mills, IBM senior vice president and Software Group executive, at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City to demonstrate the latest in Web services specifications that the two companies are developing to link businesses together.
WowGao is set and ready to go for its upcoming Ultimate Leading Edge International IT Conferences and Expos, which is to be held in Toronto, Canada at the Toronto Congress Centre from October 14 to 16. The events employ a unique format of 7 conferences and exhibitions under 1 roof.