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IBM enlists services unit in self-healing push

IBM said it’s begun managing self-healing computing systems on customers’ behalf through the Global Services division. Using a new version of the Autonomic Computing Toolkit, along with Tivoli provisioning software, engineers can help customers determine where performance can be improved, officials explained. Customers can compare log data to physical devices, and can tailor on-demand server capacity for applications like MySAP when there are data spikes.

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IBM acquires services provider Isogon

IBM is buying Isogon, a 22-year-old software vendor for inventory management and software billing, at an undisclosed price. Isogon’s products are useful for when companies merge, in the event of disaster recovery, and for adhering to compliance rules. The technology will be integrated with various IBM Tivoli applications, such as License Manager, officials said. Research firm IDC says the IT asset management market is nearly at $1 billion already.

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Systems management, security from IBM

IBM’s Rational division has two new ways to help debug business processes: Problem Resolution Toolkit, which lets you apply application development tools to Tivoli’s monitoring and transactions features, and an updated Rational Portfolio Manager, basically a real-time software microscope. Meanwhile, the DB2 division finished anonymous collaboration software from Systems Research & Development, a military-funded company IBM bought in January now called Entity Analytics.

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