CA continued to deliver on its Mainframe 2.0 initiative with new releases of its application testing tools that modernize mainframe ownership and ease the transfer of management tasks to IT professionals. In addition to leveraging CA’s Mainframe 2.0 technology, CA’s testing and debugging tools, CA InterTest Batch and CA InterTest for CICS, now feature a graphical user interface based on the Eclipse Platform. CA also released a new version of CA SymDump for CICS, its advanced abend analysis solution, that uses the new Mainframe 2.0 implementation functions. ColdSpark, a BakBone Software company, introduced their latest email automation solution for the health care industry. ColdSpark’s new Paperless Explanation of Benefits and Statement and Billing Notifications solution allows healthcare payers and providers to leverage email as a channel to reduce print, postage and personnel costs while increasing the timeliness and effectiveness of customer loyalty and communication programs. ColdSpark’s solution allows organizations to leverage their messaging infrastructures to drive paperless communications while meeting industry compliance standards. CREDANT Technologies released CREDANT Mobile Guardian Enterprise Edition v6.5, which includes full disk encryption and protection for Mac OS X in addition to improvements in usability, transparency and manageability for endusers of Windows and Smartphone devices. CMG EE v6.5 for Mac extends CREDANT’s data protection to all Mac OS X environments including Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger and v10.5 Leopard Systems. The new edition requires no additional IT overhead beyond software deployment, and enables enterprises to secure their Mac environments with the same level of data protection that CREDANT provides for Windows workstations, handheld devices and removable media.  Jaspersoft announced the availability of Jaspersoft Community Edition v3.5, with features and updates aimed at helping its community progress their priority business intelligence projects. Many of the new features improve usability and data visualization, including Gantt charts, barcodes and chart themes (with an associated chart themes editor) to simplify creation of reports containing visually appealing content.  Knoa Software announced the general availability of Knoa Global End-User Monitor. Knoa Global End-User Monitor enables organizations to monitor end-user experience and interaction for all desktop and Web-based applications running on users’ desktops. The product collects comprehensive, global metrics on software utilization, application health, application response times, user behavior, user experience and desktop performance.   Melissa Data announced MatchUp Object, an API toolkit for finding and preventing duplicate records that is now multiplatform. With this news, Linux, Solaris, AIX and HPUX users can benefit from the advanced deduping power of MatchUp Object to find more duplicate records and gain a single accurate view of each customer.  Oracle announced the availability of Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM 8.1.1. Oracle VM Templates for Siebel CRM deliver a quick start for a virtualized Siebel CRM, Oracle Database and Oracle Enterprise Linux environment and enable customers to bring their minimum server requirements from four to one. Using the template in an existing Siebel CRM environment, new instances of application modules, application servers and Web servers can also be provisioned within minutes.  Permabit Technology Corporation announced the release of value tier storage for cloud service providers. Permabit’s storage products allow cloud service providers to deliver storage offerings to their clients with a simple deployment model. Built on patented technology, Permabit Cloud Storage is a massively scalable and secure storage platform designed to address the specific needs of service providers and fit seamlessly into their application hosting infrastructure. Permabit Cloud Storage delivers the high availability necessary for service providers to meet aggressive service level agreements, while its grid architecture enables service providers to expand and upgrade storage as needed from terabytes to petabytes.  SiSense, Ltd. announced the next generation of their Prism product, PrismCubed. Providing enterprise-class business intelligence functionality, PrismCubed is a tool for in-depth, end–to-end business intelligence, capable of visual representation and ad hoc queries of large amounts of integrated data from several data sources.  Teradata Corporation announced general availability of Teradata 13, which includes Teradata Database 13, Teradata Tools and Utilities 13, services and partnerships. It is an advanced release in terms of new lines of code, features that drive additional capabilities, customer value and a performance boost. Already recognized as the market leader, Teradata 13 provides customers a foundation for a wide range of business analytics, which supports both departmental and enterprise intelligence for companies of all sizes.  Webtrends introduced significant advances in user experience and data integration. Webtrends Analytics 9 makes data the interface. Uncovering customer trends is as simple as clicking on numbers on the screen. Cross-channel insight emerges from RSS-enabled overlays of company news, sales and other business data on top of trended Web metrics. Key Web metrics are automatically translated to plain English text, shared throughout an organization and viewed in any interface. 

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