Apps Briefs: Candle, Microsoft, Satyam

Apps Briefs: Candle, Microsoft, Satyam

New management tool from Candle

Candle Corporation has upped the ante on managing IBM's WebSphere Application Server, releasing an additional module to its recently released Omegamon XE and Omegamon DE software suites. Omegamon XE for WebSphere is a management tool that monitors performance and availability for the WebSphere Application Server and its Java-based technologies. Additionally, it monitors the performance characteristics of specific servlets Java Server Pages (JSPs) and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJBs), providing a central point of control for management. Omegamon XE for WebSphere Application Server on Windows, AIX and Solaris starts at $5260 per processor.

Microsoft and Big Blue find new standardIBM and Microsoft have announced a new, jointly developed standard called Web Services-Inspection (WS-Inspection) that aims to make locating Web services easier for users. WS-Inspection allows users to discover what XML-based Web services are offered by various companies by checking those companies' Web sites, said Bob Sutor, director of e-business standards strategy at IBM. Unlike other Web look-up standards, like UDDI (universal description, discovery, integration), that produce a listing of Web services by category whether the user is aware of the company offering them or not, WS-Inspection is a direct interrogation of a known company or provider.

Satyam in Sydney

Indian software giant Satyam has opened a software development centre in Sydney, a space where the company will provide IT skills and consulting services for Australian and international customers. Satyam has spent over $7 million investing in Australia since launching the local division in July 2000. It now employs over 80 staff in Australia, servicing clients such as the Commonwealth Bank and Ford Australia. The company employs over 10,600 IT professionals worldwide.

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