Network appliance released
Project: Tactical Information Technology Integration Program
Targeting agency branch offices, Boise, Idaho-based EmergeCore Networks LLC has released a network appliance that serves as a combination application server, switch, firewall, router and wireless access point.
The device can support most operating systems. It offers Web hosting and virtual private network support. The IT-100, which uses a Crusoe processor from Transmeta Corp., Santa Clara, Calif., costs $1,395.
Partner: SiteScape Inc., Maynard, Mass.
The Navy integration office provides the ability for many agency offices, integrators and subcontractors to collaborate on large-scale programs.
Once workflow for a project is plotted, it is very difficult to track the progress of the multitude of tasks or to clearly spot the delays. As a result, managers cannot quickly understand how well their projects are doing.
SiteScape's Enterprise Forum software automates the workflow system for large Navy programs. If a change needs to be made to a particular project aspect, it is automatically routed to the correct people for review.
Managers get more timely updates on
the status of their programs and are assured that project tasks are receiving proper attention. The program office is able to support more than 3,000 users with only three technical support personnel and four help-desk support personnel.