Beyond.com Becomes Hyperwave Gov't Reseller<@VM>EDS Picks Novadigm As NMCI Teammate<@VM>Oracle Pilot With Sealift Command Goes Live<@VM>FileTek Wins Spot on PRC Storage Offering
Hyperwave Information Management Inc., a maker of knowledge management applications, and Beyond.com, an online reseller, have signed an agreement for Beyond.com to resell Hyperwave products to the federal government.
Hyperwave products are used as a platform to build intranet and extranet knowledge-sharing applications. Capabilities include document and content management, collaborative tools and universal access from browsers and desktops.
"Federal agencies have a clearly demonstrated need for our knowledge management and corporate portal solutions," said Tim Kounadis, vice president of North American marketing for Hyperwave. "Through our partnership with Beyond.com, we expect to better service our existing government customers and greatly expand our distribution arm to this important market."Electronic Data Systems Corp., Plano, Texas, has asked Novadigm Inc. to supply the software to manage operating systems and applications on the computers that are part of the Navy-Marine Corps Intranet contract.
Under the $6.9 billion contract, EDS will supply, manage and maintain the desktop computers, networks and communications infrastructure used by the Navy and Marine Corps.
Novadigm, Emeryville, Calif., makes automated software and content management solutions. The value of the deal to Novadigm was not disclosed.
"EDS' proven successes with Novadigm's e-wrap technology on other large-scale government projects assures us that the NMCI software infrastructure will be reliably and cost-effectively managed," said George Sibley, deputy program manager for the NMCI team.
Novadigm's Radia product will manage operating systems and applications software in the onshore computing devices used at 300 bases in the United States and several overseas locations.The Navy's Military Sealift Command became the first Navy pilot of
Oracle Corp.'s Federal Financials software.
The software from the Redwood Shores, Calif., company was implemented with customization of the product, company officials said.
The sealift command provides ocean transportation of equipment, fuel, supplies and ammunition to sustain U.S. forces worldwide. The command implemented the Oracle solution with interfaces to other Defense Department legacy systems.
More than 17,000 purchase orders, 8,000 receipts and 2,000 requisitions were converted from legacy systems to the new Web-based system. The new system can be accessed via a browser, enabling the command to complete its first year-end financial closing with the Oracle software.
The command is using the financial software with Oracle's database and Internet application server products.
The command also is using a financial data mart tool that allows program managers to see costs and revenue, information that is helpful in determining where to reduce expenses and improve ship operations.FileTek Inc., a maker of data management solutions, has signed a partnership with Litton PRC Inc. for PRC to sell FileTek products as part of its Storage on Demand services being marketed to the federal government.
PRC recently became part of Northrop Grumman Corp. of Los Angeles, which purchased Litton Industries Inc., PRC's parent company.
As part of the agreement between PRC and FileTek of Rockville, Md., FileTek's flagship product StorHouse will be placed on PRC's General Services Administration schedule.
PRC's storage offering provides flexible and scalable outsourced storage solutions to meet the needs of high-growth, storage-intensive environments. Storage hardware and software is provided and managed by PRC at an agency or company site, thereby removing all ownership worries.
"This agreement between FileTek and Litton PRC is great news to
government agencies and corporations who want to reduce their data storage costs," said Bill Adolfson, products
manager at PRC. "Now [we] can provide cost-effective online data storage for vital information. This can be critical when historic data is sought in a timely manner."