2 Paths to App

By eweek  |  Posted 2004-03-29 Print this article Print

Management"> 2 Paths to App Management

New offerings rolled out by PeopleSoft Inc. and TIBCO Software Inc. are designed to improve application management through integration. The two companies are taking different paths to this end, however.

PeopleSoft, of Pleasanton, Calif., announced an industry partnership program with application management vendors Computer Associates International Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., IBM and others. PeopleSoft will publish APIs that allow the partners to integrate their application management platforms with PeopleSoft business applications. Enterprises could then manage business applications and IT infrastructure through the same interface, according to PeopleSoft officials.

Separately, TIBCO, of Palo Alto, Calif., announced Enterprise Management Advisor, an application that attempts to show companies the interrelationships between their business processes and IT infrastructure. The software works in combination with other enterprise management applications, such as HPs OpenView, to spot IT infrastructure issues that could adversely affect business processes, such as bypassing a server that handles transactions if the server is going down.

Similarly, the software can detect changes in business processes, TIBCO officials said.


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