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New message for SPs

Novell is targeting the service provider market with the release of the latest version of its Internet Messaging System.

Version 2.6, now available, allows application service providers and internet service providers to offer their customers wireless messaging services as a value-add. It allows service providers to offer secure hosted e-mail accounts that are accessible through both wireless devices (compatible with wireless markup language and Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) standards and standard PC Web browsers. The messaging is secured through support for the OpenSSL and Transport Layer Security Internet security standards.

The product is available through traditional Novell channel partners such as Tech Pacific and Express Data, but is also being sold direct through Novell's Web site. Existing users of Novell's Internet Messaging System products can upgrade to Version 2.6 free of charge, providing the customer participates in Novell's iCSP program.iReality rests LibertyOne fate on ZIVO businessiReality, the recent $34 million saviour of cash-strapped LibertyOne, has made it clear to LibertyOne shareholders that the future of the company rests squarely on the revenues of the ZIVO Web development business.

Director Ravi Sarathy said the iReality group had put in place an action plan to tighten financial control, clarify roles and responsibilities and improve infrastructure in order to rebuild the company, which is currently trading below 10 cents a share after falling from just below $2 in January.

Sarathy and his iReality colleagues, who have usurped the majority of the seats on the LibertyOne board, have appointed ZIVO's Ian Gill as vice president of Operations and John Creeley as vice president of Finance, but most of the remaining changes have involved the introduction of iReality staff.

IT&e loses its CEO

Systems integrator IT&e has announced the resignation of its CEO, Jeremy Jilla.

A statement confirmed his departure, citing Jilla's interest in other industries as the reason for his exit. While the company searches for a suitable replacement, chairman Bob Johnson will assume the interim CEO role.

Johnson is expected to be cut out for the temporary position, after being CEO of Pacific Access (the publisher of Yellow Pages Online), and a director of IT&e since its Initial Public Offering.

While the company's history covers everything from hardware distribution to Web development, IT&e's most recent achievement was the development of the Commonwealth Bank's ComSec securities trading site.

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