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SCO Delivers SCOx Web Services Substrate in New UnixWare 7.1.4

  • 16 June, 2004 14:02

<p>Using Web Services technologies to transform legacy applications into new feature-rich Web applications with Ericom PowerTerm Host Publisher and SCO WebFace. Offering a powerful Web Services-based toolset to enable data, application and system integration within .NET and Java environments. Providing the technologies and infrastructure to seamlessly implement a Service Oriented Architecture</p>
<p>The SCO Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOX), the owner of the UNIX® operating system and a leading provider of UNIX-based solutions, has announced the release of the SCOx Web Services Substrate (WSS) – an innovative set of technologies specifically designed to help UnixWare 7.1.4 customers grow their business, connect to customers and integrate with suppliers using specialised Web Services. This powerful Web Services framework provides the tools, applications and infrastructure to enhance Web access to legacy applications and databases.</p>
<p>Through SCOx WSS, SCO customers can now easily transform character-based applications into new feature-rich Web applications. In addition, UnixWare 7.1.4 customers and resellers can also utilise specialised Web Services to easily integrate any system with any database within a Java and .NET environment.</p>
<p>“For customers seeking to extend legacy applications and data to the Web or wireless devices, Ericom PowerTerm® Host Publisher, part of the SCOx WSS, is the cost-effective solution for today's enterprise,” said Eran Heyman, CEO and Founder of Ericom Software. “PowerTerm Host Publisher preserves enterprise investments in character-based applications while extending them to the Web and wireless devices – without any modifications to the existing application business logic.”</p>
<p>“Although the Web Services market is still emerging, many companies today are finding substantial business value in their Web Services initiatives, both in terms of reduced cost and increased agility,” said Jason Bloomberg, Senior Analyst at ZapThink. “SCO understands the potential of this market and how Web Services technologies can help companies solve a range of application and legacy integration problems. The company is making solid moves to roll out its innovative Web Services-based products like the SCOx Web Services Substrate to its SCO UNIX customers and resellers.”</p>
<p>The SCOx WSS components announced include: Ericom PowerTerm Host Publisher, SCO WebFace and SCO SQL encapsulator. These components provide a powerful foundation for building next-generation business solutions within a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).</p>
<p>“The SCOx WSS enables, expands and extends business opportunities through Web Services, helping customers utilise the Web more fully,” said Jeff Hunsaker, Senior Vice President and General Manager, UNIX Division, The SCO Group. “SCO customers can now lower integration and development costs, improve customer satisfaction and application usability, and put a commonly accepted up-to-date Web interface on their applications.”</p>
<p>The SCOx WSS is built on industry Web standards and enables easy integration with any Web services-enabled solution including Microsoft® .NET and SunOne J2EE applications. SCO will also be providing Web Services support components and toolkits specifically designed for SCO OpenServer in the upcoming months.</p>
<p>Pricing and Availability
Free with a UnixWare 7.1.4 upgrade (including a five concurrent session license), the SCOx WSS gives SCO resellers added value on an Internet-ready operating system. Pricing for 10 sessions is US$1,895. For more information on these solutions, please contact a SCO representative or visit our Website at www.sco.com/scox.</p>
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<p>About SCO
The SCO Group (NASDAQ: SCOX) helps millions of customers in more than 82 countries to grow their businesses everyday. Headquartered in Lindon, Utah, SCO has a worldwide network of more than 11,000 resellers and 4,000 developers. SCO Global Services provides reliable localised support and services to partners and customers. For more information on SCO products and services, visit http://www.sco.com.</p>
<p>SCO and the associated SCO logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of The SCO Group, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. UNIX and UnixWare are registered trademarks of The Open Group.</p>
<p>For additional information, please contact:
Kieran O'Shaughnessy
The SCO Group
+61 2 9440 7577 (tel)</p>
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