Enterprise Solutions Briefs

Bay of plenty at MEC

Queensland-based integrator Bay Technologies has sailed away with the coveted global Microsoft Exchange Conference (MEC) 2000 Solutions Award for its ministerial workflow application.

Bay, a Microsoft Solutions Partner, designed the application to allocate, collate and authorise responses to ministerial correspondence for the Department of Natural Resources in Queensland, based on Microsoft's latest version of Exchange.

Bay is reportedly looking to replicate the system for a number of enterprise customers in the future.

Where's Archie?

Former Intel general manager, and more recently 3Com headman Archie Wilson has surfaced with CRM vendor FrontRange. Wilson will join the software developer as its vice president for Asia-Pacific after news of his leaving embattled networking vendor 3Com surfaced three weeks ago.

The position at FrontRange has been created for Wilson and follows the resignation of former managing director Chris McFadden.

According to FrontRange, Wilson will have the task of expanding the vendor's Asia-Pacific presence as well as growing its CRM sales in the mid-market space in Australia and New Zealand.

Viridian Warp speeds reseller informationBar code scanning and networking distributor Warp Systems has commissioned database integrator Viridian to build a reseller information database accessible over the Internet.

The system has been designed to provide Warp's resellers with the distributor's latest product, pricing, shipping and configuration information.

Warp also intends to monitor database enquiries to judge product demand and adjust stock control accordingly, the company's managing director Jamie Rennison said in a statement last week.

Security: Card or key?

Silicon Valley-based security developer Rainbow Technologies has brought out a key-like alternative to smart cards.

The iKey is being billed by Rainbow as a portable USB smart card and authentication tool.

The key uses public key infrastructure (PKI) technology, which Rainbow is backing to become the widespread answer to e-commerce security, and can be carried around on a key ring.

The differentiating factor to traditional smart cards, according to Rainbow, is it doesn't require a reader because it simply connects to a USB port.

Rainbow Technologies: (03) 9820 8900.

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