Feeds

IBM coughs up SMB software

Little guys have needs too

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

IBM has reached out its sizeable hand to the little people in the biz world with the launch today of a new range of software products.

Like many other big names vendors the firm said it had spotted an opportunity to offer software tailored for the small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) global market.

The somewhat Orwellian-sounding IBM Rational Build Forge Express Edition has been specifically designed for SMBs to get jiggy with their process management.

The tech giant said the software should enable businesses to standardise and automate end-to-end software release processes as well as implement compliance.

Meanwhile, over in the blue corner, the IBM Tivoli Network Manager IP Entry Edition box of software has been punted to SMBs that want to monitor their network infrastructures.

IBM wasn't shy to admit that it hoped to "capitialise" on the SMB IT spending boom in China, Brazil, Russia and India.

The firm has decided to sell its Rational product direct on its website for $49,000 per server from 23 October.

No word on Tivoli's pricing or availability date, however. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
ONE MILLION people already running Windows 10
A third of them are doing it in VMs, but early feedback focuses on frippery
Sign off my IT project or I’ll PHONE your MUM
Honestly, it’s a piece of piss
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'
Admits to 'a metric ****load' of mistakes during work with Linux collaborators
Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function
Content aggregation, meet the workplace ... oh
Do Moan! MONSTER 6-day EMAIL OUTAGE hits Domain Monster
Customers freaked out by frightful service
Ploppr: The #VultureTRENDING App of the Now
This organic crowd sourced viro- social fertiliser just got REAL
Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown
.london, .hamburg and .公司 - that's .com in Chinese - storm the web server charts
NetWare sales revive in China thanks to that man Snowden
If it ain't Microsoft, it's in fashion behind the Great Firewall
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.