IBM Cloud Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Yeshim Deniz, Carmen Gonzalez, Elizabeth White

Related Topics: IBM Cloud

IBM Cloud: Article

News Round-Up

News Round-Up

Wily Technology Announces 43 Percent Worldwide Growth in Q3
Wily Tetchnology, the leader in Enterprise Application Management, announced it achieved worldwide sales growth of 43 percent in Q3 2005 compared to the same period in 2004. Demand for Wily's application performance management solutions continued to surge in Q3 as the company released Wily 6, the latest version of its flagship Introscope product, closed on its acquisition of Timestock, expanded its partnerships with the worlds leading application vendors and maintained a steady pace of international expansion. Year-to-date, Wily has grown worldwide sales by 69 percent compared to the same period in 2004.

"This was another strong quarter for Wily. We continue to grow faster than the market because we offer the most effective solutions for enterprises to ensure the performance and availability of their revenue generating applications," said Dick Williams, president and CEO of Wily Technology, "Companies trust Wily for their application management needs because we provide all the real-time information required for end-to-end application management, and we continue to release innovative new solutions that meet their evolving needs such as Customer Experience Manager, MQ monitoring and the first production error detection solution."

Many leading enterprises across all industries selected Wily in the quarter to meet their application management needs. Key new or extended customer relationships in the third quarter of 2005 included: Caterpillar, Citizens Property Insurance, City of Chicago, Discovery Communications, Honda Canada Manufacturing, Kohls, Motricity, San Diego Data Processing Corporation, UNICCO Service Company, U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, VNU eMedia, World Wide Technology, AIB, AWD GmbH, maufmannische Krankenkasse, MKK, Sekerbank, American International Assurance and SMG Co. Ltd.

Between Q3 2004 and Q3 2005 outside the U.S., Wily achieved 125 percent growth in Europe and 306 percent growth in Asia Pacific. Year-to-date, Wily has grown its combined sales for Europe and Asia by 129 percent compared to the same period in 2004.

In Q3 2005 Wily closed its acquisition of Timestock, and created a new Customer Experience Management business unit to be led by Dave Chapman, former CEO of Timestock. Timestock solutions detect, prioritize and isolatecomplex problems that affect the ability of customers to execute successful transactions in any application, whether it was built on Java, .NET, mainframe, or other technology. Timestock technology will be used to extend the deep application visibility and problem diagnosis capabilities already provided by Introscope, Wily's award-winning application performance managemen solution.

Wily expanded its global network of systems integrators, distributors and resellers to 63 in Q3 by establishing new partnerships with Adanta Systems,Kainos Software Ltd., Millennium Software Solutions , SAFE-IT and TSI. Wily introduced Wily 6 in Q3 2005, a new version of the world's most advanced solution for managing the availability and performance of business-critical web applications. Only Wily 6 can provide application management teams with realtime visibility into actual customer transactions as they cross through heterogeneous systems, from the browser to connected back-ends. Wily 6 supports all leading application platforms and enterprise J2EE software packages, innovations in Wily 6 include Introscope ErrorDetector, the first solution for the detection and diagnosis of serious application errors that can prevent users from completing web transactions; expanded capabilities to monitor IBM WebSphere MQ; and significant deployment and usability enhancements.

Wily also shipped Introscope for SAP NetWeaver in Q3 2005 which enables SAP customers to maximize application uptime and performance through end-to-end, real-time visibility into real transactions by ensuring applications built on SAP NetWeaver and SAP Enterprise Portal successfully meet business goals. Introscope for SAP NetWeaver provides SAP customers with the same performance management tools used by SAP's Active Global Support (AGS) centers. In Q3 2005, Wily expanded its professional services organization and named Melinda Watson, a 20-year technology veteran, to the position of VP and General Manager of Consulting. Watson will be responsible for the ongoing growth of Wily's professional services organization, which has grown over 110 percent in the past year.

Prolifics Gets IBM's Five Star SOA WebSphere Partner Award
Prolifics, a provider of WebSphere, Portal, SOA and Business Integration solutions, has announced that it was the recipient of IBM's Five Star Value Advantage Plus Certification Award.

The IBM Five Star Certification Award is awarded to Business Partners who are certified sellers for IBM's five software brands - Information Management, WebSphere, Lotus, Tivoli and Rational. To achieve the Five Star Certification Award, IBM Business Partners must be an active participant in the IBM Value Advantage Program, which is designed to award Business Partners who successfully integrate IBM middleware into their software solutions.

"Prolifics is honored to receive the Five Star Certification Award," said Frank Vafier, Prolifics' CEO. "Prolifics is proud of its dedicated WebSphere consulting team, and this award is a direct result of their hard work and achievements."

As a Premier-Level IBM Business Partner, Prolifics was selected as one of three worldwide WebSphere Service Providers retained by IBM to service IBM customers. Prolifics brings highly specialized skills to all aspects of the full project lifecycle, including architectural advisement, development through deployment, administration and training. In addition to IBM's Five Star Value Advantage Plus Certification Award, Prolifics also received the IBM Business Partner Leadership Award in 2004 and awards for many of its WebSphere and Portal custom solutions.

IBM and SOA Software Partner with Merrill Lynch To Scale Out SOA and Web Services
IBM and SOA Software will work with Merrill Lynch to standardize on SOA Software Service Manager to secure and manage Web services. This large scale engagement, which leverages SOA Software's scalable Web service management software, was entered into jointly with SOA Software's services partner, IBM Global Services.

"The partnership of IBM Global Services and SOA Software will allow us to scale out use of SOA and Web services--technologies that are a strategic cornerstone of our process re-engineering initiatives," said Andy Brown, chief technology architect of Merrill Lynch. "We decided to standardize on SOA Software because of the feature richness, scalability and high performance."

SOA Software's Service Manager provides comprehensive security, monitoring, management and governance of Web services and Service-Oriented Architecture, the company says. "This is a great validation of our technology and thought leadership," said Eric Pulier, founder and chairman of SOA Software. "I am very proud of what our team has been able to accomplish working with Merrill Lynch to set a course for leadership in SOA management and find the solutions that will take them there. SOA Software is now consistently winning the larger engagements worldwide where scalability is a factor."

Dassault and IBM Launch Product Lifecycle Management Portfolio
Dassault Systemes and IBM has announced the release of Version 5 of their Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) portfolio, comprised of CATIA for collaborative product development, and ENOVIA and SMARTEAM for product data and life- cycle management, collaboration, and decision support. Concurrently, Dassault Systemes announced DELMIA V5R16 for the digital development of factory and production processes.

"V5R16 helps our customers create more innovative products and leverage the talents of their global supply chains," noted Dominique Florack, Executive Vice President, R&D, Dassault Systemes. "The new release increases the power of the V5 PLM platform in three ways: by delivering unified PLM solutions for unrivalled gains in productivity; by extending the reach of 3D XML within the enterprise for ease of communication; and by accelerating performance with Microsoft Windows 64-bit support."

Florack outlined several new benefits:
Optimizes Business Processes - V5R16 extends the coverage of the large portfolio of V5 process-centric applications. It delivers significant new PLM capabilities for all industries in the modeling, simulation and electrical domains. New Product Simulation Management capabilities in ENOVIA fully integrate product simulation with design and lifecycle management processes - improving productivity for all companies that perform and manage product simulations.

Empowers Value Chain Innovation - V5R16 delivers powerful new collaboration capabilities within ENOVIA V5 VPM Navigator and SMARTEAM TeamPDM, enabling extended networks of partners to work together in globally distributed 3D environments. Entire engineering packages can now be shared and managed bi-directionally while protecting intellectual property, enabling true concurrent engineering across the value chain.

Streamlines Engineering-to-Manufacturing Cycles - V5R16 delivers on Dassault Systemes' Product-Process-Resource model. Major new extensions in the ENOVIA Engineering and Manufacturing hubs enable companies to obtain unique competitive advantages from the CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA and SMARTEAM PLM applications. V5R16 improves the integration of engineering and manufacturing environments: engineering specifications captured within the 3D environment are automatically made available and accounted for during manufacturing process planning, thereby ensuring a lean process flow from design intent to production set-up.

More Stories By WebSphere News Desk

WebSphere Journal News Desk trawls the world of e-commerce technologies for news and innovations and presents IT professionals with updates on technology trends, products, and services in the WebSphere family.

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
The 22nd International Cloud Expo | 1st DXWorld Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, to be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, brings together Cloud Computing, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...
Smart cities have the potential to change our lives at so many levels for citizens: less pollution, reduced parking obstacles, better health, education and more energy savings. Real-time data streaming and the Internet of Things (IoT) possess the power to turn this vision into a reality. However, most organizations today are building their data infrastructure to focus solely on addressing immediate business needs vs. a platform capable of quickly adapting emerging technologies to address future ...
No hype cycles or predictions of a gazillion things here. IoT is here. You get it. You know your business and have great ideas for a business transformation strategy. What comes next? Time to make it happen. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jay Mason, an Associate Partner of Analytics, IoT & Cybersecurity at M&S Consulting, presented a step-by-step plan to develop your technology implementation strategy. He also discussed the evaluation of communication standards and IoT messaging protocols, data...
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.
In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
"Evatronix provides design services to companies that need to integrate the IoT technology in their products but they don't necessarily have the expertise, knowledge and design team to do so," explained Adam Morawiec, VP of Business Development at Evatronix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
Digital Transformation (DX) is not a "one-size-fits all" strategy. Each organization needs to develop its own unique, long-term DX plan. It must do so by realizing that we now live in a data-driven age, and that technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, the IoT, Cognitive Computing, and Blockchain are only tools. In her general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rebecca Wanta explained how the strategy must focus on DX and include a commitment from top management to create great IT jobs, monitor ...
"Digital transformation - what we knew about it in the past has been redefined. Automation is going to play such a huge role in that because the culture, the technology, and the business operations are being shifted now," stated Brian Boeggeman, VP of Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. In his session at @BigDataExpo, Jack Norris, Senior Vice President, Data and Applications at MapR Technologies, reviewed best practices to ...
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...
22nd International Cloud Expo, taking place June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and co-located with the 1st DXWorld Expo will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud ...