IBM releases IBM SOA Governance Portfolio
IBM announced Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Governance to help organizations capture best practices and IT assets, allowing them to more easily integrate their business processes and information assets across the enterprise.
The portfolio helps businesses address the concerns that arise when adopting a SOA infrastructure, including measuring business goals, aligning IT to meet those goals, and tracking business performance.
The package features a number of components including SOA Governance and Management Method, designed to help customers map their requirements, policies, procedures and regulations to execute new business plans based on SOA and help with the necessary cultural changes.
Also included is the SOA Governance plug-in for IBM Rational Method Composer, allowing users to select governance best practices from IBM Business Consulting Services, which are packaged as a reusable asset and delivered as part of Rational Method Composer.
IBM Rational Data Architect helps customers adopt and enforce corporate and industry standards on their data models and helps customers design, discover and govern SOA-compliant information architectures.
IBM Tivoli Change and Configuration Management Database automatically discovers and manages information about a client’s IT environment, including IT resources, configuration items, user identities and the interrelationships between these entities.
IBM WebSphere Service Registry and Repository will help customers discover, access and manage service metadata used in the selection, invocation, management, reuse and governance of services in an SOA.
Open Text introduces new compliance capabilities solution to addresses e-mail regulations
Open Text Corp. announced a major expansion of its e-mail management solutions, with new compliance features that will help customers meet e-mail regulations in industries such as financial services, as well as address internal requirements for email monitoring.
The new capabilities include sophisticated tools for capturing samples of inbound and outbound e-mails from large volumes of daily messages, administering review processes and managing audits for regulators. Open Text is offering the new features as part of Livelink ECM – E-mail Monitoring, one of two solution sets Open Text offers for managing email in Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes.
OptimizeVista.NET releases optimization tool
OptimizeVista.NET announced a step-by-step guide for Windows Vista to increase system performance.
The guide, written in a non-technical form, features seven steps users can follow to improve their Windows Vista system performance.
The site takes you through the various system analyses including checking system settings to ensure that the OS will load correctly. The guide then moves on to optimize virus, spyware and adware protection of the Windows system. Following this, the next two steps provide the user with information on how to install the latest Windows updates and hardware drivers to keep the system up-to-date. Finally, there is a thorough description of startup management and a guide to tweaking Vista settings.
The guide is available for free from the site. You can also register for a regular newsletter from the site.
TAB Canada releases power solution for data centres
TAB Canada released Wright Line’s 80kW in-row power enclosure called “Paramount.”
The In-Row Power Enclosure is outfitted with a panel board for power output distribution, branch circuit monitoring, pre-cut power whips for in-row distribution and an optional output receptacle module for future expansion and changes.
The enclosure features multi-vendor server compatibility, integrated cable management and comes in three widths: 24 in., 30 in. and 48 in. The product also comes with a lifetime warranty.