Apps Briefs: ISA, OSS awards, Palm

Apps Briefs: ISA, OSS awards, Palm


Oh ‘what a feeling' ISA!

Internet Solutions Australia (ISA) has steered into a deal with Toyota New Zealand to develop a real-time auctioning exchange for the online sale and distribution of vehicles throughout the manufacturer's dealer network. ISA partnered with Sydney-based marketing company Dynamic Commerce Solutions (DCS) to build the system, which uses the Java Messaging Service. The system features auto bid, automatic lot completion, global time synchronisation and can be used on low-speed modem connections, according to ISA officials.

OT up for an OSS award

The fingers of ASX-listed software developer Open Telecommunications' (OT) are crossed in the hope it will take out the Best Provisioning System category in the second annual OSS (Operations Support Systems) World Excellence Awards. OT was selected as a finalist for its openCI and openCI-Active Service software products, which provision network traffic across multi-vendor environments. The winner will be announced in the US on February 4. OT is up against Alopa Networks, Astracon, P-Cube and Syndesis for the award.

Palm completes software split

Palm has spun off its software business in an effort to encourage more manufacturers to license its Palm OS operating system for PDAs (personal digital assistants). The software development and licensing business, called Palm OS, will now be completely separate from the hardware business, Solutions Group, Palm said. Palm OS will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Palm, and David Nagel has been named as the subsidiary's president and chief executive officer. While the two companies, Palm OS and Solutions Group, will share departments such as finance and human resources, they will report results separately.

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