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Lynton Research Digest - 14th March 2004

Due to other commitments, I've bundled up 2 weeks into one this time round, and I'm switching to send this digest once a fortnight or so, at the weekends. Let me know if you have any feedback!

Regards Nigel

Banks falling behind on Basel

Many banks are falling behind on their projects to implement the Basel Accord on capital adequacy, according to a global survey by KPMG of 294 financial institutions in 38 countries, with around half still only in the pre-study or assessment phase. See Finextra: Banks falling behind on Basel.

OK all you integration vendors - time to sell your socks off...

iWay Software and Novell Sign OEM Agreement

iWay Software, an Information Builders company and “the world's leading adapter provider,” formed a partnership with Novell, which iWay says will provide Novell customers with connectivity to more systems through iWay Intelligent Adapters. See Novell Goes iWay Partnership Way.

Kalido and Ascential partner to deliver business insight

Ascential and Kalido, which now calls itself "the leading data warehouse lifecycle management (DWLM) software provider", have entered into an alliance to provide Global 2000 companies with leading-edge DWLM solutions that "can increase the strategic value of business information throughout periods of change". The companies are collaborating on sales, marketing and product integration. See Ascential Software And Kalido Form Alliance ....

Microsoft Announces BizTalk 2004...

The third version of Biztalk - ready for for delivery beginning April - includes a business rules editor and engine; business process is now all defined using Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS) so that the definitions can be shared with other tools and external users. See IT-Director.

... while SAP announces NetWeaver 2004

SAP announced that its new data integration platform, NetWeaver 2004, will release by March 31. The software puts SAP on course to tussle with IBM and WebSphere and Microsoft's BizTalk Server. See ZDNet: SAP's NetWeaver joins fray with WebSphere, BizTalk.

Versata Q1 results

Versata Q1/2004 revenue increased to $3.4 million, up 16 percent from $3 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2003. Software license revenue was the primary contributor to the sequential gain, rising to $1.2 million, 58 percent higher than the fourth quarter. Year-over-year revenue, on the other hand, was lower by 33 percent, from $5.1 million. See East Bay Business Times: Versata sales fall, losses grow.

webMethods launches financial frameworks

webMethods has announced its Financial Services Frameworks, an offering of four tailored solutions that address key financial services business initiatives. Each separate solution framework consists of a roadmap that highlights the products and services necessary to achieve overall "excellence" in operations, risk management and regulatory compliance, product and services delivery, and customer service initiatives. See TechWeb: WebMethods Unveils Software For Financial Services.

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