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IBM unveils slew of offerings for SMBs

IBM announced a slew of its products tailored for small and medium businesses to help manage their software quality and network infrastructure.

IBM announces a slew of products that are tailored for small and medium businesses to help manage their software quality and network infrastructure.

A quote from the article at PC World | InfoWorld:

The product helps standardize and automate repetitive tasks, manage compliance mandates, and boost information sharing. Unlike the enterprise version, the Express product only works on a Windows console. It also eliminates other enterprise features such as dynamic server pooling, which is for distributed teams.

The list of tools includes:

  • IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP: Network management product that starts at $35,000
  • IBM Ration Team Concert: A collaborative portal that's based on the Jazz Technology Platform
  • IBM Tivoli Consul Insight Manager: Single dashboard console to test system compliance
  • WatchFire AppScan: For security testing and risk mitigation
  • IBM Maximo: Tool that aids asset-related sourcing and procurement
  • IBM Rational Performance Tester
  • IBM Rational Functional Tester

IBM's latest announcements aim to cash in on small- and mid-size business growth. The tools target enterprises with less than 1,000 employees.

More news links:

IBM ploughs deeper into small-business markets (News.com)

IBM's express Version of Tivoli, Rational (SDA)

IBM offers tailored infrastructure management systems for SMEs (ComputerWeekly)