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Powers build B2B procurement portal

Industry big guns PeopleSoft, Commerce One and Cable & Wireless Optus are forming a partnership to create an e-commerce solution linking business buyers and sellers within Australia and around the world through a personalised portal called a MarketSite. In a statement, the trio revealed that the site is designed to assist organisations streamline their vendor relationships and lower costs throughout the enterprise. The companies claim the MarketSite system will save businesses around 70 per cent on transaction costs and 15 per cent on the cost of goods purchased.

The alliance will allow transactions through PeopleSoft's eProcurement application, Commerce One's Global Trading Web and C&W Optus' CWO MarketSite. The Australasian MarketSite links to a global network of MarketSite portals and is scheduled to be operational by March next year.

Making progress

Application development and deployment products vendor Progress Software has announced the availability of Version 3.2 of its Apptivity Java application ser-ver and development environment. The new version includes enhanced page caching, database connection pooling and page merging features, according to the company.

Allen buys Zeke

Privately owned US software company Allen Systems Group (ASG) has received clearance from the US Department of Justice to acquire some Platinum mainframe system management software products and related assets from Computer Associates. Allen picked the products up after CA had to comply with US antitrust regulations forcing it to divest specific products acquired when CA purchased Platinum Technology, thus creating a monopolistic position with the technology.

The exchange includes products formerly known as AutoSys/Zeke for VSE and MVS including AutoSys/GWS, AutoRerun, AutoMedia and CCC/Life Cycle Manager.

SNS lands $8 million deal

Secure Network Solutions has landed an $8 million order for components of its e-commerce security platform from China and the Asia-Pacific region.

In a release, SNS said the deal was a result of a five-year effort and marks a breakthrough into key government and corporate networks. SNS has gone to the Asian market with a number of partners based in the region and has now located its marketing head in Hong Kong. SNS claims 50 per cent of its revenue comes from the Asian region.


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