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BMC, IBM expand management software

IBM is partnering its Tivoli and Global Services divisions with BMC Software to create a management software super product. The goal is to integrate IBM’s change and configuration management database with BMC’s help desk tools. There are beta customers but no details of how much true integration is happening. Meanwhile, IBM and BMC have partnered before; how tight will they get?

For more on the software:
– read this Computerworld

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IBM buys usage monitoring software vendor

IBM is acquiring usage monitoring specialist CIMS Lab in anticipation of increasing customer demand for utility-style software sales. CIMS’ software can also be used by customers directly to meter internal chargeback accounts. IBM will bundle the software with IBM Director and with various Tivoli wares, officials said. The merger timeline is unknown and terms of the deal were not announced.

For more on the deal:
– see this IDG News

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Tags: Tivoli   Servers   Merger   Acquisitions  

Compliance laws boosting IT budgets

Enterprise IT budgets will rise 10 percent to 15 percent in 2006 because of regulatory compliance rules, Gartner analysts said. The extra funds will go to audits, consulting, documentation, planning and workflow, but not as much to actual hardware and software. The best solutions are flexible, they advise.

For more of the insights:
– check out this News.com

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Tags: Tivoli   Compliance   Budgeting  

HP, IBM duel on management apps

The calendar says winter, but management software is hot. Hewlett-Packard today announced three new OpenView applications: Dashboard 1.0, Service Desk 5.0 and Business Process Insight 2.0. Dashboard is the most interesting: It ships early next year and is customizable for user needs, officials said. Service Desk gives automated responses; BPI has new metrics. Meanwhile, IBM’s Tivoli series also has upgrades: Monitoring 6.1, Composite Application Manager and System Automation for …

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HP buys Peregrine Systems for $425M

Hewlett-Packard is buying Peregrine Systems, which makes IT tracking software, for $425 million in cash. Peregrine’s AssetCenter, ServiceCenter, and other products will become part of HP’s OpenView suite. The deal should be complete early next year, officials said. It puts HP on a more even IT management ground with companies like Computer Associates and IBM/Tivoli.

For more on the deal:
– see this MarketWatch …

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IBM’s real-time data backup software

IBM in three weeks will release a continuous data protection application. Known as IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files, the software lets corporate workers automatically get their files backed up, even from laptops and potentially from handhelds, too. There’s also a remote file copy feature. So far the continuous backup market is mostly small companies, although Symantec (Veritas) has a product code-named Panther due this fall, officials previously said.

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IBM readies Workplace Designer, Notes/Domino 7

IBM will ship Notes/Domino 7 in the next few weeks, and both product lines are selling well despite the domination of Microsoft servers, officials said. But to help improve the software ecosystem, IBM is now selling Workplace Designer 2.5 toolkits. That focuses on Java and XML, and next year IBM will offer the increasing popular AJAX (asynchronous Java and XML) programming model.

For more about Big Blue’s bits:
– check out this CRN …

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Tags: Tivoli   AJAX   asynchronous  

Tivoli adds vision to monitoring

IBM next month will release Tivoli Monitoring 6.1. The new version has updates for the Candle Omegamon tools; IBM bought Candle in spring 2004, in case you forgot. Specifically, there is more commonality among the software agents, and there is a redesigned portal, officials said. The software also integrates with IBM’s process management and change/configuration management tools.

For more about Tivoli’s tools:
– check out this eWeek …

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IBM offers grid-like application processing

By incorporating grid features, IBM’s new WebSphere Extended Deployment 6.0 software helps distribute IT jobs across servers. That frees batch processes to run whenever there’s spare capacity rather than on strict schedules. The new version ships August 30 and integrates with various Tivoli administrative tools. Also, there will be a less expensive but ‘light’ version for non-WebSphere platforms.

For more about IBM’s plan:
– see this Network World …

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Tags: Tivoli   Servers   Applications