IBM Expands WebSphere Scope

IBM expands its WebSphere Business Integration portfolio based on products acquired last fall from Holosfx.

IBM announced yesterday that it is expanding the scope of its WebSphere Business Integration portfolio with three new offerings based on the Holosofx Inc. acquisition made earlier this fall.

Holosofx produced business integration software.

The three new offerings extend Big Blues WebSphere integration offerings and are geared toward helping business analysts and line-of-business professionals manage business processes.

The IBM Holosofx Workbench is aimed at helping business managers and analysts model, analyze, simulate and validate business processes.

The IBM Holosofx Monitor provides real-time and historical business activity monitoring, tracks business performance metrics and generates analytical reports. At the same time, the Monitor has the ability to perform corrective action against alert conditions.

Used with the Workbench tool, run-time metrics can be fed back into process models for analysis and, if necessary, further enhancements.

Lastly, the IBM Holosofx Workbench Server provides repository management and Web publishing capabilities for business process models.

The Workbench and Workbench Server are available separately or as a bundled offering, officials said.

IBM, of Somers, N.Y., plans on additional enhancements to the Holosofx product line, as well as further integration into the WebSphere Integration portfolio.