IBM offers Oracle ERP for SMBs

Infrastructure

Intel introduces Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 processor
Intel Corp. unveiled five new products in the Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 Processor 9000 series. Intel promises double the performance and lower energy requirements, improving performance per watt by 2.5 times compared to existing, single-core versions. All server maker members of the Itanium Solutions Alliance (ISA) will launch new Dual-Core Intel Itanium 2 Processor 9000 series-based products later this year.

The flagship 9050 model features two complete processing cores and nearly three times the cache or memory reservoir versus Intel’s previous generation. It also can execute four instructions or threads per processor, enhanced by Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology).

The dual- and single-core Itanium 2 processors are shipping now, with systems coming available in late August and growing throughout the year:

  • Dual-Core Itanium 2 processor 9050 1.6GHz 24M 533/400 MHz US$3692
  • Dual-Core Itanium 2 processor 9040 1.6GHz 18M 533/400 MHz US$1980
  • Dual-Core Itanium 2 processor 9030 1.6GHz 8M 533/400 MHz US$1552
  • Dual-Core Itanium 2 processor 9020 1.42GHz 12M 533/400 MHz US$910
  • Dual-Core Itanium 2 processor 9015 1.4GHz 12M 400 MHz US$749
  • Itanium 2 processor (single core) 9010 1.6GHz 6M 533/400 MHz US$696

IBM delivers SMBs Oracle ERP Solution based on System i
IBM announced a solution uniquely configured for small and medium business (SMB) customers adopting Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications. Designed specifically for customers with 100 users or less, the solution is based on IBM’s integrated System i business computing platform and delivers a comparable acquisition cost to analogous Windows-based solutions.

The System i Solution Edition for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne is an integrated hardware and software solution sized specifically with the additional disk storage necessary to provide 100 users access to this application suite, which includes such key functions as asset lifecycle, customer relationship, financial, human capital, project, supplier and supply chain management.

The IBM System i 520 Solution Edition for Oracle’s JD Edwards EnterpriseOne applications will be available from IBM and IBM Business Partners on August 11, with hardware configurations starting at approximately $24,900.

Data Management

Open Text launches Artesia Digital Asset Management Solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2005
Open Text Corp. announced the availability of Artesia DAM, version 6.6, running on Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Windows Server 2003.

Open Text developed the solution to address growing customer demand for sophisticated digital asset management (DAM) solutions that offered a high level of availability, performance and security. The Artesia Digital Media Group helps customers address the growing competitive and regulatory pressures to improve the management of digital media content.

The system is a leader in enterprise DAM solutions that help companies manage and deploy their rich digital media content.

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