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Services Briefs: Caldera, Microsoft, Adacel Technologies, BMC Software

Services Briefs: Caldera, Microsoft, Adacel Technologies, BMC Software

Caldera rebrands as SCO

Two years after buying the Unix software and services divisions of the former Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), Linux and Unix vendor Caldera International announced it is changing its name to The SCO Group and reinvigorating its work in the Unix marketplace. The move, according to the company, is being made in part to take advantage of the strong brand recognition still associated with the old SCO nameplate. After the acquisition of the two SCO business units in late 2000, Caldera failed to gain major traction in either the Linux or Unix segments.

MS adds SQL notifications

Microsoft is releasing SQL Server Notification Services, a platform for developing and deploying database applications that enable users to subscribe to informational updates. The software provides developers and customers with a programming model for generating and formatting notifications based on personal subscriptions, said Microsoft officials. Information can be pulled from the database and forwarded to subscribers via means such as e-mail, mobile phones or devices, instant messages or fax. Currently available as a separate Web-based download, SQL Server Notification Services will be included in the next major release of the database, dubbed Yukon, in 2003.

Adacel uses BMC for SAP

SAP integrator Adacel Technologies has partnered with BMC Software to deploy the management software developer's Patrol for SAP Solutions Suite. Adacel claims the suite, which manages a company's migration and administration of SAP's enterprise resource planning environment, will extend its current SAP-based offerings. Under the terms of the agreement, BMC will provide Adacel with extensive support in pre and post-sales activities, proof-of-concept, product technical information, training and certification. In return, Adacel has committed to invest in maintaining a high level of Patrol skills.


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