Small business Trends
Trend Micro Australia has shipped antivirus product OfficeScan for Microsoft's Small Business Server 2000. The product provides central reporting functions, automatic software updates and Web-based remote management for small businesses running on Microsoft.
OfficeScan also provides real-time, scheduled and manual desktop scanning and cleaning options for office files and files attached to e-mail in Exchange 2000 mailboxes.
The product is available for reseller orders at a recommended retail price (excluding GST) of $995 for a 50-seat licence.
Bott treads the Interpath
Application service provider Interpath Australia has attracted the talents of an experienced IT consultant, Gregory Bott, who will take on the position of managing principle of client solutions in Interpath's Melbourne office.
Bott was previously vice president of business development at Telecordia Technologies. Previously he worked in systems integration at IBM GSA, following a stint as national manager for broadband and shared data systems at Telstra.
Bott said Interpath's vision and the company's services focus attracted him to the company.
Avanade signs up EMC
Avanade, an e-commerce joint venture backed by Microsoft and Accenture, has signed a deal with EMC to provide storage services for Windows 2000, SQL Server and Exchange customers.
The deal will allow Avanade to expand its offerings from mainframe to networked storage technologies. For EMC, the deal provides a foothold in the Windows NT server market, one of the fastest growing sectors in the storage industry.
Avanade designs, builds and deploys customised IT architectures for Windows customers. In the past, it has relied on direct-attached, mainframe storage architectures, but its alliance with EMC will now place it in the storage-area network (SAN) arena, where many of its enterprise-class customers already have IT architectures.