IBM releases Websphere portal server extending Websphere 6.0 lineup -- and other news in brief

Short takes on this week's tech data news

Short takes on this week's tech data news

IBM offers ERP links with Websphere Portal Server

IBM has extended its Websphere Portal 6.0 family with the release of Websphere Portal Server. Aimed at businesses and departments that wish to implement small portal projects, the product enables users to receive personalised web pages providing access to information, people and applications. It also offers integration with Oracle, SAP and BEA applications.

New Intel Xeons improve processor performance

Intel has unveiled eight dual-core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors designed for multi-processor servers. Intel said the new chips offer nearly three times better performance per watt than previous Intel Xeon MP processors.

Juniper updates OS for IPSec VPN appliances

Juniper Networks has developed a new version of its ScreenOS, real-time, security-specific operating system for its firewall and IPSec virtual private network appliances. ScreenOS 5.4 supports unified threat management and policy-based routing.

Oracle adds features in latest PeopleSoft release

Oracle has unveiled PeopleSoft Enterprise Performance Management 9. New features include expanded enterprise planning and compliance management capabilities.

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