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Tibco upgrades its web applications framework

Tibco Software has introduced General Interface 3.0, a programming framework and development tool for delivering applications that run in a standard web browser. The framework offers extensible rich GUI component libraries, client-side data cache, drag-and-drop events, and background communications, Tibco said.

Mobiledataforce ships mobile customiser

Mobiledataforce is shipping Pointsync 2.0 for Win ce.net, a development tool for building and deploying advanced mobile applications on industrial grade mobile devices. The software is designed to help end-users create customised mobile applications for field data collection, barcode reading and RFID.

Predictive analytics package gets revamp

SPSS, a provider of predictive analytics software, has revamped its flagship statistical software package, SPSS 14.0, to extend the reach and power of predictive analytics. The new version offers an add-on module for validation of data along with improved forecasting. The package also offers a new programmability extension to enable third-party programming languages to control the flow of syntax jobs.

Pointsec debuts Linux encryption product

Enterprise security software company Pointsec Mobile Technologies has begun shipping its endpoint encryption product for Linux-based operating systems. Pointsec for Linux enables users to deploy centrally-managed full-disc encryption for Linux laptops and desktops.

Retalix/Pay By Touch unite for finger project

Retalix, a supplier of point-of-sale systems for grocery retailers and Pay By Touch, a supplier of biometric authentication payment systems, have joined forces to develop a biometric payment system, providing shoppers with the ability to pay with a finger scan linked to their bank accounts.

Microsoft application lifecycle product in beta

Microsoft has released the third beta of its Team Foundation Server (TFS) software to handle application lifecycle management. TFS is designed to work with the Visual Studio 2005 Team System product planned for release in early November. Team Foundation Server is expected to ship Q1 2006.

Symantec purchase beefs up phishing fight

Symantec is acquiring anti-phishing software company Wholesecurity to improve its anti-fraud family of security products. Wholesecurity's behavioural-based threat detection technology analyses the actions of viruses, worms and other malicious code to predict threats.

VA/Thoughtworks unite on agile development

VA Software and IT consultancy Thoughtworks are working together to bring agile development to enterprise users. The two companies will offer a turn-key service that integrates VA Software's Sourceforge and Thoughtworks' Cruisecontrol.

Iona and LogicBlaze in code share link-up

Integration software provider Iona Technologies is collaborating with open source software company LogicBlaze to share code between two open source service-oriented architecture projects. The firms aim to provide compatibility between the Celtix open source Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) sponsored by Iona and ServiceMix, the open source ESB supported by LogicBlaze.

Oracle's 10g Lite will support Symbian system

Oracle says its 10g Lite Release 2 database will support the Symbian mobile phone operating system, allowing users to run enterprise applications on smartphones. Oracle Database Lite 10g Release 2 for Symbian OS is designed to give enterprise and consumer applications data access with high performance and complex data manipulations, said the company.

Tibco upgrades its web applications framework

Tibco Software has introduced General Interface 3.0, a programming framework and development tool for delivering applications that run in a standard web browser. The framework offers extensible rich GUI component libraries, client-side data cache, drag-and-drop events, and background communications, Tibco said.

Mobiledataforce ships mobile customiser

Mobiledataforce is shipping Pointsync 2.0 for Win ce.net, a development tool for building and deploying advanced mobile applications on industrial grade mobile devices. The software is designed to help end-users create customised mobile applications for field data collection, barcode reading and RFID.

Predictive analytics package gets revamp

SPSS, a provider of predictive analytics software, has revamped its flagship statistical software package, SPSS 14.0, to extend the reach and power of predictive analytics. The new version offers an add-on module for validation of data along with improved forecasting. The package also offers a new programmability extension to enable third-party programming languages to control the flow of syntax jobs.

Pointsec debuts Linux encryption product

Enterprise security software company Pointsec Mobile Technologies has begun shipping its endpoint encryption product for Linux-based operating systems. Pointsec for Linux enables users to deploy centrally-managed full-disc encryption for Linux laptops and desktops.

Retalix/Pay By Touch unite for finger project

Retalix, a supplier of point-of-sale systems for grocery retailers and Pay By Touch, a supplier of biometric authentication payment systems, have joined forces to develop a biometric payment system, providing shoppers with the ability to pay with a finger scan linked to their bank accounts.

 


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