HP OpenView Offers New Vantage Point
Hewlett-Packard early next year will roll out several enhanced OpenView management products, including a new tool for creating dashboard views of IT and business services. The HP OpenView Dashboard 1.0 lets users create personalized views into applications and services. The dashboard shows the real-time health of a service with information based on events, performance, anti-virus, and security attacks. HP OpenView Business Process Insight 2.0 monitors and reports on business process health and predefined business process metrics. HP OpenView Service Desk 5.0, available now, gains a new reporting tool and a Webstart tool for quick deployment. The OpenView Dashboard 1.0 and OpenView Business Process Insight 2.0 will be available in the first quarter of 2006.
HP OpenView, Hewlett-Packard hp.com
Software AG Boosts XML Business Processes
Software AG has unveiled enhancements to its XML business integration products to better support process-driven integration and SOA. The upgraded products include Enterprise Business Process Manager, Enterprise Information Integrator, Enterprise Service Integrator, and Enterprise Legacy Integrator. A featured improvement includes an embedded version of the CentraSite Repository, for managing SOA metadata assets and reusing Web services, in the four products.
Enterprise Business Process Manager, Enterprise Information Integrator, Enterprise Service Integrator, and Enterprise Legacy Integrator, Software AG softwareagusa.com
Mindreef Coral Eases Web Services Collaboration
Mindreef is launching Mindreef Coral, a platform designed to enable collaboration among developers, architects, testers, and support staff building Web services. Coral Server technology provides role-based servers that house Web service data and XML-aware tools for governing, testing, and supporting Web services. Tools are provided for governance, multirole testing, diagnostics, and lifecycle support. Shared workspaces let users share WSDL files, SOAP messages, playable script, and descriptive data.
Mindreef Coral, Mindreef mindreef.com
Arena PLM Gains Compliance Tools
Arena Solutions has upgraded its software-as-a-service PLM product, Arena PLM Fall ’05, adding compliance management tools. The company also unwrapped the Arena PLM Enterprise Edition, which features advanced customization, compliance management, reporting, and app integration. Arena PLM Fall ’05 will allow companies to track the status of each compliance requirement down to a product’s component and supplier level.
Arena PLM Fall ’05 and Enterprise Edition, Arena Solutions arenasolutions.com