Callista wins UNE deal
Geelong-based Callista Software Services is to install its Student Management System (SMS) at the University of New England (UNE). It is the third contract of its type in as many months for Callista after deals were also secured with the University of Western Australia and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education in the Northern Territory. Callista claims to have won all six Australian Higher Education tenders to have come up in the past three years, beating off competition from larger companies like Peoplesoft and Technology One. Director of marketing and public affairs, John Mamonski, also claimed it was attracting interest from overseas.
Navy goes EDS soft
Product Lifecycle Management Australasia (PLMA) is to introduce EDS software to Australia’s navy fleet to help the Department of Defence manage ship configurations. The Teamcenter Aerospace and Defense software will identify, control and report on everything from the smallest repairable part to the most complex systems. When a component needs to be replaced, Teamcenter uses automatic prompts and web-enabled applications to control complex work flows and simplify the process. An extension of Teamcenter Enterprise, the Aerospace and Defense software is used by the US Navy as well as aerospace giants Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. This is the first time the vertical application has been used in Australia.
Syntropy gets course set
Sydney-based Voice XML specialist Syntropy has selected Education Training Programs to provide an Application Development Certification course set. Syntropy business development director, Matthew Tutaki, said the appointment would mean certification was provided independently and Syntropy could concentrate on developing the raw technology into products and solutions.