Software Briefs: Corel, Compuware, Veritas

Software Briefs: Corel, Compuware, Veritas

Corel adds Express Online

Express Online continues to build its inventory of vendor partners with the announcement that it would be added to the distribution line-up of Canadian software company, Corel. Director of Corel’s Australian operation, Gavin Watson, said that Express Online would be a great complement to its existing channel.

“After the successful acquisitions of Micrografx and Softquad, the Corel product range of products provides room for the appointment of an additional distributor,” Watson said. Express Online will focus on adding “greater breadth” to the Corel channel, he added.

The new online distribution division was launched by Express Data in November to wholesale commodity products at competitive prices through an efficient operation with minimal overheads.

City office opens

Software tools vendor Compuware is relocating its Canberra Office to larger premises, citing a marked increase in Government business. The company’s existing office in the ACT suburb of Deakin will be abandoned for new, larger premises in the city centre. The Deakin office first opened with four staff in 1995 but the new office already employs more than 20 people.

Veritas’ big market move

Seeking to buy into the emerging $US11 billion storage resource management marketplace, storage vendor Veritas Software has announced that it will purchase Precise Software Solutions and Jareva Technologies to gain application performance management and server-provisioning capabilities on its own software suites.

Veritas said it would pay $US537 million for Precise and $US62 million for Jareva. Precise, a 10-year-old company with 450 employees, makes application performance management software. Its software will give Veritas the ability to oversee mission-critical applications such as SAP, Oracle, BEA and Microsoft Exchange.

Jareva makes server provisioning software that allows IT managers to add servers without manual intervention.

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