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(September 16, 2003) - The latest firmware release for the DataPower XS40 XML Security Gateway and XA35 XML Accelerator network devices include support for IBM's WebSphere MQ (formerly MQ Series) protocol. This integration, achieved in part by establishing a technology licensing relationship with IBM Corporation, enables direct access to the XML acceleration and Web services security benefits of DataPower's XAN products from MQ Series applications. Support for MQ also makes it possible to use the XS40 XML Security Gateway as a wirespeed trusted gateway between internal MQ-based Web services and external HTTP Web services. The integration is available immediately as an optional part of firmware Release 2.3. The integration allows the XS40 and XA35 to accept messages that come across HTTP as well as MQ, extract the XML message, and process it based on its source and c... (more)

IBM Profits Rise 24% Year-on-Year in the 4th Quarter

When IBM releases its fourth-quarter results on Thursday, it is confidently expected that - aided by the plunging dollar which in itself is reckoned to have increased revenue by 6% - revenue rose 10% to $28.9BN. As a result of its preliminary fourth-quarter results being issued, shares in the company climbed more than 8% today in premarket trading. "The broad scope of I.B.M.'s global business - led by strong operational performance in Asia, Europe and emerging countries - drove these outstanding results," said Samuel J. Palmisano, the company's chief executive, in an accompanying... (more)

IBM to Acquire CrossWorlds Software

(October 30, 2001) - IBM has announced that it will buy CrossWorlds Software, an acquisition that will help to strengthen IBM's position in the e-business infrastructure software market. CrossWorlds' is a leading provider of software that enables companies to automate business processes that integrate multiple applications, such as those for managing customer relationships and supply chains. CrossWorlds' products will help automate business processes to its WebSphere middleware product line. Their tools for linking applications will become a part of WebSphere Studio. The acquisi... (more)

IBM Responds to Microsoft's Jabs at WebSphere 4.0

In an exclusive to the WebSphere Developer's Journal News Desk, Stefan Van Overtveldt, program director, WebSphere Technical Marketing, IBM, commented on the IBM vs Microsoft debate that's been raging over the superiority of their respective platforms for creating Web services. He holds that Microsoft's original white paper belittling WebSphere 4.0 was fatally flawed from the start due to its premise, which, in his words, "is missing the point." Before Van Overtveldt's complete response, let's look at highlights of the verbal battle: Microsoft launched the initial salvo with a w... (more)

IBM Partners with Siebel Systems to Deliver IBM WebSphere Software for Siebel Application Network

(May 2, 2002) - IBM and Siebel Systems, Inc. have announced plans to deliver IBM's CrossWorlds integration software for Siebel Application Network. The IBM CrossWorlds technology is an integral part of IBM's WebSphere platform. Working closely with Siebel Systems, the leading provider of e-business applications software, IBM will upgrade its robust, scalable integration server to run standards-based business processes delivered by Siebel Application Network. As a result of the product integration, the IBM CrossWorlds InterChange Server will become an integration server for Siebel ... (more)