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IBM launches new SMB security product

In its ongoing effort to court the SMB market, IBM has announced a new security product for small business. Tivoli Federated Identity Manager Business Gateway, a scaled-down version of Tivoli Federated Identity Manager, will allow SMB devices to connect to each other as nodes in a larger security network, where they can share information using a single sign-on. “The hubs want to sell to …

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Tags: Tivoli   Security  

IBM to launch Tivoli Process Manager

Thanks to some recent acquisitions, IBM is about ready to rollout Tivoli Process Manager, a set of unified management tools that utilize electronic sensors to keep track of IT physical assets, including–but not limited to–IT gear.  “Non-IT assets are getting embedded chips, embedded software stacks and IP (Internet protocol) addresses,” said Al Zollar, general manager of IBM’s Tivoli division. “They have to be managed just like servers and desktops.” With the debut of Tivoli …

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IBM to ship new Tivoli provisioning software

Later this month, IBM will ship Tivoli Provisioning Manager 5.1. New features in this version focus on automation techniques and deployment tools. There is also a new feature for controlling network bandwidth, rather than forcing administrators to monitor their resources manually. Also new is a grid-like peering feature and imaging technology, the latter acquired from Rembo Technology. Pricing for the new version wasn’t announced.

For more on management software:
– read this eWeek article

C&L: Govern leaves AOL, Morowski joins Borland

AOL’s CTO Maureen Govern resigned over the Internet company’s recent security fiasco in which thousands of private customer records were released. Two lower-level managers also left the company.

Len Lauer left the COO position at Sprint Nextel, essentially due to the phone company’s poor performance. He will not be replaced, …

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Tags: Tivoli   Cisco Systems   AOL  

IBM to shell out $740 million for MRO Software

IBM is entering the IT asset management market with a $740 million acquisition of MRO Software. MRO is better known for its industrial equipment management software, but even that’s becoming more IT-dependent these days, and meanwhile the IT asset software is a good fit for IBM’s Tivoli series. IBM and MRO have been partners for a decade and IBM plans to retain MRO’s employees, so the transition for customers should be smooth.

For more on MRO:
– see this CNet News.com article

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Tags: SSDs   Tivoli  

BMC buys Identify Software for $150M

What’s your IT problem? BMC hopes its $150 million of acquisition Identity Software can help you solve it. Identity called its tools the AppSight Problem Resolution System, but for BMC they will likely get the Remedy moniker. The software works best in Java 2 Enterprise Edition and Microsoft .Net environments, officials said. It will probably get re-released this summer or fall as a rival to applications from CA, Compuware, IBM/Tivoli and Mercury Interactive.

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IBM service architecture to govern all?

IBM’s latest stab at profiting from modular software technology is called Service Oriented Architecture Governance, delivered as a bundle of the WebSphere application server with various services and process parameters. Development and management applications from Big Blue’s Rational and Tivoli lines are also included among the bundled goods. How they’ll determine pricing for ideas, services and white papers is not clear, but if it becomes clear, we’ll let you know.

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Tags: Tivoli   SOA   Governance  

Lawson’s ERP upgrade adds service architecture tools

Lawson Software launched an upgrade to its enterprise resource planning suite with service architecture (SOA) tools from IBM. Lawson Release 9 comes bundled with IBM’s WebSphere Application Server ND 6.0, Tivoli Directory Server 6.0 and DB2 Enterprise Edition 8.2, officials said. Release 9 also has new features for regulatory compliance and business process management.

For more on the ERP:
– read this IDG News

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Tags: SOA   Tivoli  

HP merges Peregrine software into OpenView

Hewlett-Packard’s OpenView Service Desk now includes an integrated version of Peregrine Systems software, officials said. HP acquired Peregrine in September last year for $425 million to get its IT asset tracking tools and to catch up with rivals CA and IBM/Tivoli. HP’s approach also includes IT change management–that is, keeping track of not just IT inventory but also how it’s all configured.

For more on the software:
– see this IDG News

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