One of the key challenges for successful deployment of intranets is making back-end systems available and "usable". WRQ's Verastream Host Integrator consists of server software and development tools for exchanging information among mainframe, Web and n-tier applications, while leaving the back-end legacy logic untouched. It gives Web developers object-based access to business processes and data and requires no custom programming or re-engineering of host applications.
Verastream Host Integrator's architecture supports thousands of users in real-time transaction-intensive environments and can concurrently access applications running on IBM, Hewlett-Packard, OpenVMS and Unix host systems.
Available from Fluid Connections, recommended pricing is $61,875 for 10 concurrent sessions.
Fluid Connections: (02) 9968 1234, www.fluidc.com.au.iPlanetThe iPlanet Portal Server is a full-service platform for deploying e-commerce portals. It provides the membership management, personalisation, aggregation, security, integration and search services needed to quickly deploy today's most demanding B2E, B2C and B2B portals. Portal Server enables companies to roll out scalable, secure portals more rapidly - and allows best-of-breed applications from other software vendors to be plugged in.
The iPlanet Portal Server reduces portal implementation and management costs and enables companies to aggregate internal and external information to improve overall employee productivity, optimise supplier and partner transactions, and generate new customer revenue streams.
Recommended pricing for the Enterprise Edition: licence only without encryption, $51,000 per CPU (minimum two CPUs); licence only with encryption, $183,000 per CPU (minimum two CPUs); licence only with encryption, $180,000 per user (1000 users).
Axis: (02) 9267 9996, www.axis.com.au, SolNet: (02) 9492 9300, www.solnet.com.au.
Presence Online's Aptrix is a comprehensive, integrated Web suite built for both Java and Domino platforms to deliver distributed content management, application integration and personalisation. Aptrix includes the content management solution Aptrix Multi-Platform and AptrixConnect, a pure Java solution for integration requirements.
Presence Online's products are sold by the company through its global offices as well as by IBM/Lotus. Recommended pricing: single server licence, $29,076; next five server licences, $23,264 each; subsequent five licences $17,447 each; additional licences $11,631 each.
Aptrix: (02) 9415 4900, www.aptrix.com.
Macromedia ColdFusion 5 is the fastest way to build and deploy powerful Web applications. It enables developers to create applications quickly and easily, including content-publishing systems, online stores, business reporting and self-service solutions.
The product uses an intuitive tag-based scripting language and rich visual tools. It enables developers to easily assemble powerful solutions using the open ColdFusion architecture and built-in search and charting capabilities.
Recommended pricing is $2816.
Firmware Design: 1300 369 951, www.firmware.com.au. Scholastic Australia: 1800 665 774, www.scholastic.com.au. Express Data: 02 8336 5100, www.expressdata.com.au.