IT FACTORY buys Australian IT consulting company
IT FACTORY Inc., Cambridge, Mass., a supplier of collaborative electronic business solutions, has bought Credenza Ltd., an information technology services firm in Sydney, Australia. IT Factory has also set up the company?s Asia Pacific headquarters in Sydney. Credenza is a privately-owned professional IT consulting company. It specializes in custom IT solutions for organizations using the Lotus Notes/Domino platform. IT FACTORY is using the acquisition as a foundation to aggressively pursue a strong position in the burgeoning IT market in the region. Credenza provides collaborative technology solutions, including custom application development, migration services, Internet/intranet/extranet consulting and management, project management and service and support. This is the fifth in a series of planned acquisitions in the collaborative e-business market for IT FACTORY, a strategy intended to consolidate complementary e-business technologies and services around IT FACTORY's collaborative technology foundation, the company said.
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Alis Technologies offers WebSphere services
Alis Technologies Inc., a language management solutions company in Montreal, Canada, will deliver the IBM WebSphere Translation Server. Alis has also become a certified software partner of the IBM PartnerWorld program. IBM WebSphere Translation Server offers real-time automated translation software for 12 different language pairs and a module that enables organizations to build specialized dictionaries. Alis, a reseller of IBM's language pairs worldwide, now becomes the first IBM partner for the WebSphere Translation Server, the company said. Alis will provide pre-sale and post-sale services primarily aimed at helping clients to determine their language management needs regarding the use and the integration of IBM WebSphere Translation Server. Pre-sale services include linguistic and needs analysis, as well as dictionary customization services.www.alis.com
Gieseke joins RPR Wyatt
RPR Wyatt, Inc., a provider of infrastructure productivity applications and electronic support services for Domino and a Lotus/IBM Business Partner in Phoenix, Ariz., has hired Donald Gieseke as director of business application development. Gieseke will be responsible for the launch and growth of RPR Wyatt?s new business solution development division in Denver, Colo. Gieseke was a district team manager with InfoImage, a provider of decision portals and has worked in a variety of key technology positions both with InfoImage and Inter-Tel.www.rprwyatt.com
Enabler iemagine to port iSeries tools from Software PM
Application services provider enablement firm iemagine, Chicago, will port Milwaukee, Wisc.,production management firm Software PM's iSeries-based MPM II software suite to the Lotus ASP Solution Pack. This will enable the MPM II suite to become a vertical offering within iemagine's Rent & Ready Instant Webware suite and part of its ASP-in-a-Box reseller package.Software PM's modular components include standard product costing, product database, master scheduling, custom order management and capacity requirements planning. The solutions are fully convertible, meaning manufacturers can test the ASP model and then bring everything in-house if they so choose, the companies said.
TopLink now ready for WebSphere
WebGain Inc., an electronic business automation software company in Santa Clara, Calif., has added extended functionality for IBM WebSphere for version 3.5 of its WebGain Toplink data integration product. The new version of TopLink is designed to increase developer productivity by providing run-time data integration for Web applications during the development process, the company said. WebGain TopLink, now available in separate versions optimized for WebSphere and BEA's WebLogic servers, provides a container-managed persistence layer between application code and database servers. It is designed to improve performance, speed development and simplify maintenance of enterprise e-business applications, the company said.www.WebGain.com To include your announcement in Quick Takes, e-mail Beth Quimby, news editor