Enterprise Solutions Briefs: IBM, Nuance, EBuilt, Dell, Unisys

Enterprise Solutions Briefs: IBM, Nuance, EBuilt, Dell, Unisys

IBM integrates LSI Logic

IBM will integrate LSI Logic's digital signal processing (DSP) technology into future IBM custom chip products as part of an agreement between the two companies announced recently. Under the agreement, IBM has licensed LSI Logic's ZSP0400 DSP core as well as software development and design verification tools that it will use in developing future IBM application-specific integrated circuit technology.

EBuilt, Nuance team up

Systems integrator EBuilt has announced an alliance with Nuance Communications, a vendor of natural-voice interface software. EBuilt's clients will now have the ability to add voice-access capabilities to their IT implementations, including their e-commerce sites. The agreement specifies that EBuilt will receive training and certification on Nuance technology and technical support, and advance releases of Nuance's software, EBuilt officials said.

Via the alliance, EBuilt will also become a charter member of the Nuance Development Partner Program. The two companies will combine their efforts to market EBuilt's services.

Australia lagging in regional server marketAustralia is dragging the chain in its server sales, which are experiencing strong growth in the rest of the Asia-Pacific region, a report has found.

Preliminary estimates by research firm Gartner Dataquest indicate the Asia-Pacific market showed strong growth during the final quarter of 2000 compared to previous quarters, a trend Gartner expects to continue as emerging markets such as India begin to take off.

Despite direct vendor Dell making significant inroads, Compaq, HP and IBM retained the top three positions in the number of servers shipped.

Analysts attributed the Olympics and the poor exchange rate as major factors for Australia's flat growth.

Dell, Unisys close deal with huge potentialDell and Unisys are sure to cause a few murmurs in the channel after the companies announced an OEM-style agreement to resell notebooks, desktops and servers from one another's lines over the next three years, sales of which could amount to $US1 billion between them. The deal will also extend some Unisys services to Dell's end users.

The agreement calls for Dell to buy 16-processor and 32-processor CMP systems from Unisys and sell them under the Dell brand name. For its part, Unisys will buy dual-, quad- and eight-processor PowerEdge servers from Dell and resell them under the Unisys brand name.

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