Enterprise Solutions- Briefs
Novell's digitalme gives users single profileAs expected, Novell announced its digitalme technology last week at the outset of New York's Fall Internet World. The technology, which hinges on Novell's existing NDS directory product, is designed to provide digital profiles for use on the Internet.
It is a set of user characteristics that, upon being entered once, will communicate with any electronic-commerce site on the Internet. The goal is to enable consumers to shop at any site on the Internet without having to register and remember multiple passwords. Unlike Microsoft's Passport technology, digitalme is server-based, typically held by a user's ISP, officials said.
According to Novell officials, users will be able to fill out a Master Profile, and from that create meCards, or varying levels of digital information to be shared at the user's discretion. http://www.digitalme.comOracle launches Euro hosting servicesOracle announced last week that it will expand its Oracle Business OnLine e-commerce hosting applications service for corporate clients throughout Europe.
The company has added 15 new customers, including C-bridge Internet Solutions, London-based Fulcrum Solutions, PointClick.com and Deals.com, according to an Oracle statement.
The hosting facilities will be in Reading, UK, according to Grant Currie, a spokesman for Oracle in the UK, where Oracle's own UK data centre already services the company's internal operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the expansion, Oracle's end-to-end hosting service has a total user base of just under 2000 clients in 30 companies worldwide, the company said.
NCR forms partnership
The worlds of business intelligence and data warehousing grew even more intertwined last week NCR and MicroStrategy announced new products and an agreement that will see the two companies share technologies and marketing might.
The companies announced separate agreements that will see NCR become the OEM for MicroStrategy's product suite and MicroStrategy take over the development of NCR's TeraCube online analytical processing (OLAP) engine.
The OEM agreement, valued at $US27.5 million, will allow NCR to package MicroStrategy products with its Teradata Warehouse as well as its existing customer-relationship management applications.