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New and Notesworthy, November 2003

It's a busy month for the vendors serving the Notes/Domino market. Here's a look at the new products and services recently released.

DYS Analytics updates performance management app, names CEO

Wellesley, Mass.-based DYS Analytics Inc., a maker of performance management software for Domino and Exchange environments, has upgraded its Control software. Version 4.1, now shipping, and includes new application modeling capabilities, new reports and the DYS Advanced Server Consolidation Methodology for planning server consolidation projects.

The company also named Stefan Mehlhorn as its new CEO. Mehlhorn, formerly vice president of services at DYS Analytics, replaces Marco Farsheed.

DYS Analytics

TurboGold release focuses on data acceleration, storage improvements

Stampede Technologies Inc. in Dayton, Ohio, is offering TurboGold Enterprise Edition Release 2, the latest version of its Web acceleration, data storage, data control and data movement software. The upgrade features new data acceleration and storage capabilities for Web-based apps, including cache differencing, a new acceleration technique for cutting bandwidth requirements. Release 2 also adds SSL support and adaptive image compression.

TurboGold Enterprise Edition software now supports IBM Lotus Workplace, an open standards, J2EE-based collaboration infrastructure, as well as ND6.5, Web Access and WebSphere Portal.

Stampede Technologies

Solstice unveils Integra Enterprise 4.0

Claymont, Del.-based Solstice Software Inc. announced Integra Enterprise 4.0, an enterprise-class integration testing suite that enables visibility and control of the messaging backbone of mainframe integration, Web services and other complex software. The testing tool consists of four main components: Automate, the messaging testing workbench that includes an intelligent record and reply capability; Simulate; Validate; and the Protocol Library. The testing module in Automate allows users to test message-based components and their interfaces in isolation. The Simulation module lets the product emulate unavailable systems with intelligent business rules. The Validation module enables version 4.0 to sift through the volume of information generated by complex transactions and compare message replies. The Protocol Library was built to support complex integration projects from mainframe to Web services and the middleware in between. The product also features a capability called Flex Adaptor that supports multiple protocols (Internet, vendor or proprietary) on a scalable basis.

Solstice Software

ServiceWare soups up SmartMiner

Oakmont, Pa.-based ServiceWare Technologies beefed up its document search tool, SmartMiner, to include Verity's searching technology, K2 Developer. The tool can also now provide Verity's Gateways for Lotus Notes and ODBC. Verity's addition to SmartMiner gives it an additional search mechanism to help agents and end-users find information stored in existing knowledge repositories and enables them to simultaneously search external repositories and the company's proprietary knowledge base. SmartMiner also adds the ability to search multiple repository types, including Lotus Notes and ODBC databases.

ServiceWare

CertFX lets loose WebSphere cert practice test

CertFX, based in Columbus, Ohio, released its first WebSphere certification practice test, designed to help people prepare for the 000-285 Developing with IBM WebSphere Studio v5.0 exam. The practice test contains more than 100 questions related to the real WebSphere certification exam. A supplemental section that supplies further details is also provided for each question. This test, as well as all CertFX tests, includes unlimited use, lifetime maintenance and free upgrades.

CertFX

TLCC releases Intro to WebSphere Studio 5 for non-Domino developers

The Learning Continuum Company has made available Introduction to WebSphere Studio 5, a course that is designed for any developer with a basic knowledge of Java. The course is separate from the company's Introduction to WebSphere 5 for Domino developers' course and does not require any knowledge of Domino development. The course can be downloaded to any home or office computer as a WebSphere Studio plug-in and teaches students how to develop J2EE applications with WebSphere Studio. Students are taught the J2EE multitier application model, the model-view-controller design pattern, how to create and test WebSphere servlets and JavaServer Pages, how to create and test Web pages, and how to write, test and debug Java applications. A Notes client is not required for this course.

The retail price of this course is $599. For a limited time, TLCC has an introductory offer to save $165. Students will save $100 off the retail price and get a free practice certification exam. A free demonstration course is available to try this product.

The Learning Continuum Company

ClickSoftware and IBM offer field force optimization tool

ClickSoftware, a Burlington-Mass.-based worldwide provider of end-to-end service optimization solutions, has teamed with IBM to develop an integrated tool for wireless field force automation. Enterprise organizations can use the IBM WebSphere Everyplace Access mobile solution to transfer data from field service employees to ClickSoftware's Service Optimization Suite.

The integrated tool allows service engineers to send and receive updated information on customer requests, the status of tasks or unexpected delays for constant re-optimization of workload, schedules and logistics in the field.

ClickSoftware

Time Technology acquires Lloyd McKenzie Ltd

Time Technology Ltd. announced the acquisition of the technical support portfolio and assets from Lloyd McKenzie Ltd., a Premier Business Partner of IBM in the UK. The acquisition allows Time Technology to strengthen its Support Services portfolio and its position as provider of services and solutions to the IBM Lotus Software community within the UK. This acquisition also adds momentum to Time Technology's ongoing research and product development activities with Lotus Workplace. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Time Technology

Sigaba offers Secure Instant Messaging tool

Sigaba, a San Mateo, Calif.-based provider of secure message management tools, announced version 1.2 of Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging. Sigaba Secure IM has an embeddable Secure IM applet that enables organizations to transform the nature of high-volume customer care centers. It includes the ability to interoperate seamlessly with all of the major authentication tools and e-mail applications. By clicking on an embedded secure instant messaging applet in a statement, trade confirmation or other secure message, customers can connect with the call center and resolve problems instantly. Both sides get a full transcript of the conversation.

Pricing for Sigaba Secure Instant Messaging starts at $40K, which includes the Secure IM clients as well as the Sigaba Key and Authentication Services.

Sigaba

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