3Com Selects Software AG


3Com began the second phase of its IT transformation being powered by the webMethods Suite from Software AG. 


3Com is a global provider of secure, converged voice and data networking solutions for enterprises of all sizes. 3Com implemented the webMethods ESB as the cornerstone of its corporate service-oriented architecture (SOA) initiative.


“One of 3Com’s priorities is to deliver industry leading service and support for our customers and partners,” said Jerry Kelly, CIO and vice president at 3Com Corporation. “Using the webMethods Suite, we’re able to meet business requirements much faster and deliver greater value to our customers. For example, our recent implementation of a new B2B gateway is helping us to further improve customer service. Now, we can provide our service partners with total insight into our user’s challenges and we can track their progress in real-time. Orchestrating this type of support on a global basis is key to our ability to deliver a seamless, consistent ownership experience anywhere in the world.”


Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Selects Akorri


The Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA), a leader in the affordable housing industry, selected Akorri's BalancePoint cross-domain performance management software to assess and manage the performance and utilization of its VMware virtual server environment.


BalancePoint helped CHFA identify and resolve storage and performance issues affecting critical corporate systems.


“Before purchasing the Akorri solution, we did not have a tool that could give us a comprehensive view of our application service through to the storage environment. We initially brought BalancePoint in to analyze our storage environment because we were concerned we were approaching full capacity of our storage array,” said Steve Perkins, manager of infrastructure technology for CHFA. “However, BalancePoint showed us there was a large amount of untapped storage available. Based on the assessment, we reorganized the way the data was stored on the arrays allowing us to delay the purchase of additional storage from one fiscal year into the next.”


LVHNN Implements StillSecure


Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network (LVHHN), an academic community hospital and health services provider in Allentown and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, implemented StillSecure’s Safe Access and Strata Guard.

LVHHN has been using the joint solution for almost two years, and Safe Access and Strata Guard are currently deployed enterprise-wide. Safe Access and Strata Guard help LVHHN comply with HIPPA regulations and help control who and what devices have access to sensitive network data.

“Safe Access and Strata Guard are solid solutions to our challenges in controlling access to the network and reducing the risk from threats and intrusions. We are proud to have implemented these solutions enterprise-wide,” said Harry Lukens, CIO at LVHHN. “Our networking and security teams have been very pleased with the level of support and performance that we receive from StillSecure, and we look forward to continuing to build our strong relationship.” 


Canadian Federal Government Renews Open Text Contract


The Canadian Federal Government renewed a seven-year maintenance contract with Open Text, for a maximum of 250,000 users.


The agreement extends Open Text’s range of enterprise content management capabilities to all federal government departments, agencies and crown corporations, and will provide the foundation for the government’s 2.0 strategy.


PolyAnalyst Helps the NTSB Enhance Safety


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) deployed Megaputer Intelligence’s PolyAnalyst text mining system to perform the analysis of large collections of aviation safety reports.


The NTSB is responsible for maintaining the government's database of civil aviation accidents and conducting special studies of transportation safety issues. While aviation accidents are rare, reports on thousands of minor safety incidents are collected each month. The analysis of numerous minor incident reports can help determine and eliminate potential root causes of accidents.


The traditional manual analysis of growing amounts of reports that include text narratives was found to be slow, inefficient and inconsistent. To automate and simplify the analysis of aviation safety reports the NTSB acquired the text mining tool. Now NTSB analysts can determine patterns and trends of safety issues, as well as probable causes of transportation incidents and accidents through automated analysis of large collections of incident reports.

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