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By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2003-05-20 Print this article Print

Portelli said Enlite will add to CollabNets SourceCast collaborative development platform. CollabNet would not disclose financial details of the acquisition. Enlite had 40 employees. "They had a model of overseas development we could tap into, and we needed a way to double our support team," he said. "We also get some additional collaborative technologies, and we can tap into their round-the-clock development cycle," Portelli said.
Gopi Ganapathy, CEO of Enlite, said, "from Enlites perspective, we were interested in doing some joint programs with CollabNet. We were 85 percent developers and engineering, and we knew we needed some sales help." So it made sense to merge, both company leaders said.
Portelli said SourceCast "co-locates developers anywhere on the planet." Ganapathy said Enlites strength lies in "taking these software development-centric models and making them work in collaborative situations." Also earlier this month, Serena announced a deal with Mercury Interactive Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif., to integrate Serena ChangeMan DS, Software Change Manager for Distributed Systems with the latest version of Mercurys test management software known as TestDirector. The integration means users can do both version control and change management along with testing. This makes sure the testing is aligned with the code base, Serena officials said. Search for more stories by Darryl Taft.

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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