IN SHORT: Industry news from OneVentures, ecommbi, Computerlinks, Ipanema, and Xangati

IN SHORT: Industry news from OneVentures, ecommbi, Computerlinks, Ipanema, and Xangati

Mining clean-up funds, partnerships, and success stories

OneVentures invests in cleaning up mining environments

OneVentures, a venture capital firm that invests in emerging Australian technology companies, has introduced its first clean technology investment to support Brisbane-based company, Peak3, to commercialise products and services for the management, treatment, and monitoring of diesel engine particular emissions.

Diesel emissions contain up to 41 toxic compounds which are damaging to underground miners.

Peak3 aims to become the ‘standard’ for end-to-end emissions management as strict regulations are being implemented globally.

The company also has potential to manage emissions above ground and monitor and manage other air borne particulate matter, such as dust.

The Federal Government has recently awarded Peak3 a $866,284 Commercialisation Australia Grant to assist in technology enhancement.

Currently, Peak3 has research agreements with teams at both CSIRO and the Queensland University of Technology.

Yellowfin and Actian partner with ecommbi for enhanced analytics

Business Intelligent (BI) software vendor, Yellowfin and Actian Corporation, formerly Ingres Corporation, has teamed up with ecommbi, an integrator or high performance e-commerce and business monitoring tools, to deliver intuitive and high performance analytics for the media, financial, utility and retail sectors.

Ecommbi has incorporated Yellowfin’s BI solution and Actian’s Vectorwise database to handle growing data requirements of larger businesses.

In combining Yellowfin’s interface, mapping, mobile and collaborative capabilities, and Vectorwise’s performance, ecommbi aims to simplify and accelerate data analysis with less hardware.

In Dresner Advisory Services’ 2011 ‘Wisdom of Crowds BI Market Study’, Yellowfin was recommended by all survey participants, and scored high on usability related criteria.

Similarly, Vectrowise database set a new benchmark in the Transaction Processing Performance Council’s TPC-H for 100GB, 300GB, and 1Tb on a single cluster.

Computerlinks partners with Ipanema to strengthen offerings

Computerlinks, a distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, has partnered up with Ipanema, a provider of WAN governance solutions and application-centric VPN services.

The agreement strengthens Computerlinks’ network management offering in Australia and means that VARs can sell and access Ipanema Technolgies’ solutions with support offered by a tier one distributor.

It also benefits Ipanema’s Advantage Partner Programme (IAPP) which provides for two levels of certifications enabling CARs to drive initial and on-going revenue from the provision of WAN governance services.

Computerlinks managing director for MEA and APAC, Ley Reynolds, said that Ipanema’s scalable application service level system consolidates global networks to deliver WAN governance, and offers full control and optimisation of their global network.

A range of Ipanema products will be housed in Computerlinks’ demonstration centre.

Both companies will provide joint training for VARs that wish to gain skills in Ipanema’s product set.

Computerlinks expects the partnership to drive margins which will be reinvested back into the agreement. Both companies aim to attract large corporate resellers.

Xangati scores gold while increasing success with Australian customers

Infrastructure performance management (IPM) provider, Xangati has reported increased success with Australian customers, and has scored gold for its XMD platform suite.

The company’s success in Australia has been supported by both state-based and national working partners, including Basscom, Data #3, and Corporate Express.

Additionally, the Xangati Management Dashboard (XMD) 4.0 has won gold for virtualisation management in the 2011 Products of the year.

The product was credited for innovation, functionality, performance, value, manageability, and ease of integration as it expands virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployments.

According the Xangati, the product has been downloaded more than 6000 times.

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