IBM Keeps up Tivoli Integration Drumbeat
IBM at next week's Developer Works conference will unveil a slew of new or enhanced offerings aimed at advancing IBM's on-demand computing initiative.IBM next week at its Developer Works conference will keep up the Tivoli integration drumbeat with a series of enhancements and a handful of new offerings aimed at advancing IBMs on-demand computing initiative. Among the 18 new or enhanced offerings, IBM will launch a new version of the IBM Directory Server and Directory Integratornow under the Tivoli brandthat is integrated with the IBM Tivoli Identity Manager. "Identity Manager integrated with the directory allows user directories to be synchronized and allows users to manage their passwords and other settings," said Jeff Dean, program director for Tivoli architecture and advanced technologies in Austin, Texas. That integration is key for systems integrators looking to target small to medium-sized businesses with new services. For example, Deloitte & Touche is building a SMB practice to help small businesses reduce costs associated with managing user IDs and passwords, according to Dean.
Also on tap next week is a new release of the IBM Tivoli Configuration Manager, which adds support for Automated Teller Machines, allowing operators to remotely configure those devices. Without the new Tivoli Configuration Manager for ATMs, such devices have to be configured directly by a technician.