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NetWare 6 launched in India
a leading provider of networking software and e-business solutions,
is all set to regain its lost footing in the market with its
new operating system NetWare 6. Novell launched its new operating
system in India on 18 September 2001 saying the product will
be available for installations globally around mid-October.
NetWare 6, the latest version of the NetWare operating system
gives corporates the facility of making their data available
on the Net for all their customers, partners and employees,
regardless of location and device. NetWare WebAccess, a component
of NetWare 6, enables the user to access files, printers,
e-mail, calendar, corporate address book, etc via a Web browser
with help of a customizable portal. It can be installed on
any existing network.
The client does not need to install any special software to
run the program
or access the facility thus reducing end-user installation
to a few clicks in a Web browser.
By populating a single password the company can let its customers,
partners or employees, access the information anytime, anywhere
through any device having access to the Net. The system allows
Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux, and Web-based client workstations
to connect to, and store files and data on centrally managed
servers and storage area networks without Novell client software
on their workstation.
user could be working on a laptop and move to a mobile or
some other handheld device and still get the same output",
said Robert Spearman, VP-Market Development, Novell.
Taking its 'One Net' initiative further Novell has integrated
Internet centric features like eDirectory, iPrint, iFolder
and NetWare WebAccess into the product
which enables the user to get the best of the 'One Net' vision.
One Net vision is an initiative by Novell in which all types
intranets and extranets, corporate and public, wired to wireless
work together as one network to simplify the complexities
of e-business and provide
the power and flexibility needed to succeed in Net economy,"
Explaining the objectives for Novell's One Net initiative
Spearman said, in the world of e-business people want access
to network services from a variety of devices ranging from
the desktops and laptop computers (in mixed client environments)
to cell phones and other handheld devices. They want the flexibility
to make the best choices of directories, security technologies,
portals and devices that are most compatible for a given task.
According to Novell, the directory-enabled features make NetWare
6 a desirable
NOS for managing the enterprise. E-directory has the capability
of storing user profiles, policies and rules. It is a tool
through which the company can control the access and the flow
Novell is also introducing Novell Small Business Suite 6 for
the SME segment in India. The Novell Small Business Suite
6 will let customers integrate their local networks with the
Internet, creating a unified network One Net.
A key component of Novell's strategy for promoting NetWare
6 in India is the bridge promotion program, whereby the corporate
on updating the existing NetWare solution gets a free update
for a year.
Brian Pereira & Minu Sirsalewala
IP-based PABX solution
has launched an IP-based PABX solution. The Telecommunications
Engineering Centre of the DoT has given Cisco an Interface
Approval Certificate. Cisco's IP-based products are now allowed
to be directly connected to BSNL/MTNL networks and can carry
voice traffic from the internal enterprise PABX to anywhere
in the world. Since it's an IP-based solution, companies can
use video conferencing and value-added services like directory
integration, XML integration, application prioritizing calls
received, calling party name and number, calls received, missed
calls, and dialed calls. The company says that the device
is easy to use and runs on a simple platform.
The solution is backed with standard CAT-5 LAN cabling. IP-PBX
an open standard solution gives an enterprise the liberty,
not to be tied to one vendor for application integration.
Cisco also offers an entire IP-based multiple-box solution
with various scalability options. The solution comprises combinations
of hardware and software elements. The hardware that may be
used are AS5300, Catalyst 6500, Cisco 3600, and Catalyst 2900XL.
The software used may be Cisco Call Manager Software, Cisco
IP IVR (Interactive Voice Response), and Cisco IP AA (Automated
wireless for WINDOWS CE
security, a division of Network Associates, has introduced
PGP wireless for Microsoft Windows CE. By doing so, the company
has extended its existing PGP wireless product line that supported
only Palm OS devices.
PGP wireless provides security for data in storage and during
synchronization on growing computing platforms. An encryption-based
solution protects the information stored on the handheld devices.
This allows only the owner to access the data. According to
the company, the product also furnishes a privacy solution
to exchange data securely between a broad range of devices
like handhelds and mainframes.
The user can decrypt and verify e-mail messages or files on
their handhelds without worrying about tampering. One can
encrypt, sign, and encrypt and sign any e-mail message or
file on a handheld. This enables a user to e-mail and store
files securely on their handhelds.
PGP wireless for Windows CE lets you beam any public key that
you have on your handheld to another PGP wireless for Windows
CE user. Conversely, you can receive a public key via beaming
from another PGP wireless
for Windows CE user.
The user can wipe any file from the handheld. Wiped files
cannot be recovered by any means, thus ensuring that your
sensitive data is safe from, prying
launches 8-way SMP eServer pSeries
launched the pSeries 660 Model 6M1, an 8-way SMP (Symmetric
Multi-Processor) server in India. These servers can be used
for commercial transaction processing, Web serving, and Java
processing. The server offers 2 to 8, 750 MHz RS 64 IV copper-based,
silicon-on-insulator cache, upto 64 GB of memory, and is rack
mountable. It allows more than one and a half times the commercial
processing power of its predecessor RS/6000 Model M80 and
provides a broad range of mainframe-inspired self managing
features. The built-in service processor monitors system operations
and takes preventive or corrective action.
An application called Dynamic Processor Deallocation, which
can run on an AIX platform, automatically reassigns tasks
for a potentially failing processor, so that applications
continue to run. Hot plug PCI slots and redundant hot plug
power and cooling fans allow concurrent maintenance without
The pSeries 660 Model 6M1 is designed to meet NEBS (Network
Equipment Building System) Level3 standards and is loaded
with mainframe features to maximize availability. A high availability
clustering solution provides the required hardware for system
redundancy and configuration options to meet individual needs.
The pSeries servers can be deployed using IBM's HACMP software.
The customer can also get an eight processor installed for
a fee, with two or four processors initially disabled. They
may be enabled when the need for additional capacity arises.
To enable full optimization of system resources, AIX Workload
Manager ensures that system resources are allocated to accommodate
the newly activated processors.
enters banking space
solutions limited, providers of banking software world wide
will implement their FLEXCUBE Universal Banking Solution for
TEBA bank, Midland, South Africa, across all branches.
FLEXCUBE Retail will offer the bank functionalities in retail
banking, which according to i-flex will provide the customers
with value added services. Features include multiple delivery
channel options, capacity to handle larger volumes of transactions,
anywhere banking through centralized operations. FLEXCUBE
whis is deployed in financial institutions across the world
has been ranked among the top three retail back office banking
systems by the London based Retail Banking Systems (RBS) for
the year 2000.
enters technology development partnership with Aalayance
has joint handswith
HP to develop ISM (Integrated Solution Management) products.
The software will be developed using integrated management
tools and enterprise applications using EAI (Enterprise Application
The application class to be integrated
includes CRM, Asset Management, Network Manage-ment, SLA Management
and Web server tools.
The partnership will give added value to the strategic productsfrom
treads into the open
a high risk worm has spread across the globe. It spreads through
three modes; e-mail, network-shared drives, and servers running
Microsoft's IIS. The worm sends an attachment via mail named
'readme.exe.', and has extensions like .wav and .com.
The worm is capable of propagating via e-mail using its own
SMTP engine, through additional messaging application program
interfaces, APIs, and shared-network drives.
Trend Micro has created a virus pattern file No. 941 to detect
Troj-_nimda. This file can be downloaded from Trend Micro's
www.antivirus.com. Desktop users can use an online free virus
scanner called Housecall.
The McAfee AVERT Website now offers an online cure to the
worm at http://vil.nai.com/vil/virussummary.asp?virus_k=99209.
The cure features multi-tiered protection products that scan
e-mail and Internet traffic.
Symantec, developers of the popular set of Norton tools have
also come up with Nimda detection and removal kit that can
be downloaded at www.symantec.com.
Technologies Corporation has launched Cheetah EN1408-T, a
Gigabit Ethernet card, specifically targeted at high bandwidth
users like R&D labs, ISPs, and graphics and multimedia
EN1408-T is a plug-and-play 32-bit card that fits on PCI slots
and auto-configures when powered up. It supports advanced
features like VLAN tagging and has eight levels of priority
for delivering desired service quality. It allows priority
queuing, supports full duplex control flow to ensure data
integrity under heavy loading, and has jumbo frames to boost
throughput by 300 percent. It is Windows 2000/98/95/NT/ME,
NetWare, and Linux compatible.
Liebert is now Emerson Network Power
$ 15.5 billion collaboration has bought its stake in the Tata
Liebert venture at the price of Rs 170 per share. Emerson
acquired 50 percent of the stake at a whooping amount of 76.50
crore in Tata Liebert Ltd. and has renamed it Emerson Network
Power India Private Ltd.
The initial investment by Tata in the venture formed in 1993
was Rs. 4.5 crore.
Tata Liebert a joint venture of Tata Powers and Liebert Corporation
(whose parent company was Emerson); are providers of precision
air conditioning and power protection systems in India. Now
named Emerson Network Power, the company will bring together
technology and engineering to design, install, and maintain
complete power networks.
The key reason for the development was, Tata being a heavy
player is more into services whereas Tata Liebert was more
inclined towards products. Emerson and Tata will continue
to maintain amiable business relations with each
Emerson Network Power will offer services in key areas like
mobile and fixed line telecommunications, data centres and
computer networks, Internet infrastructure and services, power
generation, process and industrial applications and medical
systems tie up with webMethods Inc, USA
systems limited has entered into a strategic relationship
with webMethods Inc, providers of integration software. The
two companies have got together to meet the growing demand
for enterprise application integration (EAI).
Ramco systems limited will include webMethods integration
platform with the solutions they provide to their customers;
to increase business performances.
the SAP AG subsidiary; that provides exchange-based solutions
for private and public exchanges has formally launched its
services in the Indian market.
SAPMarkets' B2B processes allow an organisation to manage
the relationship between its business units and trading partners.
SAPMarkets helps companies transform their business within
and beyond company boundaries, providing a single and open
architecture solution for heterogeneous complex business value
An organisation can set up its exchange and integrate it with
its existing systems. This does not add new costs. A company
can connect its business ecosystem through a private exchange
to perform collaborative demand planning with retailers and
distributors. It also allows collaborative supply planning
with suppliers to manage growth and complexity, economic slowdown,
competitive pressures, and