Vitria BusinessWare 4.3, Sun Ray 170 and Sun Ray Server 3, HP StorageWorks, and Notiva's Retail Collaboration PlatformFollow @infoworld
Vitria injects BusinessWare with SOA functionality
Vitria on Monday issued Virtia BusinessWare 4.3. This latest version is built to convert existing IT assets into services that comprise building blocks for business processes and to present those in a single platform. The software adds support for industry standards, including WS-I Basic Profile and XQuery. Version 4.3 also improves human interaction workflow, including a new service that makes it easier to handle exceptions such as erroneous or out-of-limit data. BusinessWare facilitates security management and access control via third-party products to define users and roles. Interface improvements for data transformation increase productivity, the product provides a unified view of trading-partner data, and modeling tools enhance iterative processes. Prices start at $150,000 for 100 users.
BusinessWare 4.3 Vitria
Sun Ray thin-client tune-up
Sun Microsystems last Friday unveiled a new version of its thin client with hardware and software improvements. Sun Ray Server Software 3 now includes support for the Sun Java Desktop System and enterprise versions of Red Hat and Suse Linux. The software reduces bandwidth usage and expands support for peripherals and smart cards. On the hardware front, the Sun Ray 170 has a 17-inch, flat-panel display and a port that enables users to access their data with only a smart card. The Sun Ray 170 costs $1,049, and Sun Ray Server Software 3 is $99 per seat.
Sun Ray 170 and Server Software 3 Sun Microsystems
HP plays storage quartet
Hewlett-Packard last Wednesday unveiled the HP StorageWorks Data Protector Version 5.5, StorageWorks MSA (Modular Smart Array) 1500 cs, StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Tape Drive, and StorageWorks Optical Jukeboxes. The $8,995 StorageWorks MSA 1500 cs provides tiered storage within a single system. HP’s StorageWorks Ultrium 960 Tape Drive, based on third-generation Linear Tape Open technology, sells for $5,549; the Optical Jukebox offers archival storage for regulatory compliance and costs $7,975.
Notiva software settles disputes
Collaboration between retailers and manufacturers may get a better mix with last week’s advent of Notiva’s Retail Collaboration Platform. The software creates a source of financial data that can be shared by retailers and manufacturers to resolve disputes and decrease processing time. Notiva’s platform consists of a match-and-reconciliation module, a collaboration tool to generate one set of data, and analytics to measure the effectiveness of processes.
Retail Collaboration Platform Notiva