Enterprise Solutions- Briefs
NetWare 5.1 lands
Novell has shipped NetWare 5.1 after successful beta testing. Novell said the upgrade provides companies with the latest technology to use open Web-based e-business applications and network management resources. The vendor claims there are 232 NetWare 5.1- compatible software applications at launch of which 52 are certified. In late January, Novell will run a worldwide reseller and customer training program called e-Opportunity. To register for training and, for product pricing, see www.novell.com/channel/etour/Regional Victoria's fast data linksVictorian network and enterprise integrators with regional customers will be pleased at the rollout of high-speed data communications being under- taken by ASX-listed carrier Datafast Telecomunnications. The company, which completed a 34MB microwave communications link between Melbourne and Geelong in October, announced last week that it has opened the Geelong to Ballarat extension and that it is well ahead of schedule in delivering the Geelong-Colac link. This means resellers focusing on government, education and business customers in these areas will be able to revisit them and sell a whole new host of the latest technology solutions enabled by rapid data transfer.
Intel releases new e-business processor
Intel has released the Pentium III Xeon 800MHz processor which the vendor claims is ideal for front-end servers performing e-business functions. The processor uses Intel's 0.18-micron process technology and has a 256KB advanced transfer cache memory with advanced system buffering. It offers a 133MHz system bus and on-cartridge voltage management that increases system reliability, Intel said. The processor is available now and is priced at $US901 in 1000-unit quantities. Meanwhile, Intel has bought a 2.8 per cent stake in Aussie e-commerce security products supplier SecureNet. The deal, finalised in early December, is worth $7.65 million to SecureNet and provides them with cash to expand into the Asia-Pacific and Chinese e-commerce markets and to further develop its technology.
Solution 6 to ASP SAP R/3
Stock market success story Solution 6 and ERP software vendor SAP have entered an agreement allowing the former to distribute a customised pre-templated version of SAP R/3 to the public sector via its Centrum ASP service. The template is available from February 1 and its prices (yet to be finalised) will be billed on a per-user per-month basis.