BES monitoring and troubleshooting software Zenprise today announced support for 64-bit servers. Version 4.0, going for $35/user for 1000 users this July also provides a bit of backwards compatability, offering native support for Windows Server 2003 x64. Also, if you’re at WES, they’re hosting a quiz at booth 543 every hour on the hour called the Mobile Messaging Challenge – show off your know-how and win some sweet prizes.
Actsoft makes the Comet line of software for a variety of different GPS needs. Comet Tracker uses GPS to track worker locations, record hours, store task info, and send out jobs, while Comet Mobile Worker expands the functionality of Tracker for even more uses. They also have a version of Comet Tracker for vehicles, allowing business to monitor their fleet of trucks. It monitors oil pressure, engine temperature, battery level and more, and can shut down the engine or notify the driver and dispatcher if a fault occurs. If it notices a low battery level while the engine is off, it will also shut down all electrical systems to save battery life. They should have some cool demos to show us at WES.
Neverfail, provider of disaster recovery services, and BoxTone, the big name in BES monitoring, have today announced a partnership. The key benefits seem to be geared towards common customers, but as time goes on, we’ll likely see new features linking the two closer together. They’ll both be at WES as well, so we’ll likely get a taste of how this team-up will benefit both products.
“The combination of Neverfail and BoxTone truly is a natural fit,” said Nick Harmer, VP of Channel and Sales Development for Neverfail. “As adoption of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution continues to grow globally, more and more enterprises recognize the importance of a mobility platform and are looking for continuous availability across the extended BlackBerry environment. Neverfail looks forward to working with BoxTone to deliver comprehensive availability protection and a proactive management, monitoring and support solution for BlackBerry deployments.”
HipCheck, from The SCO Group, allows IT administrators to monitor their UNIX and Windows servers for errors. Users can set triggers for certain event alerts, and respond to them by changing parameters or executing commands right from their phone. The update adds a new Audit Trail feature, which lets you view past event logs, including actions taken, from a selectable number of days. The logs can be sorted by user name, the name of the server, or activity type. Other features include an updated UI, support for additional UNIX variants, better executable command support, and more.
Double-Take, much like Neverfail, specializes in disaster recovery. Their software automatically backs up emails and other important data to a secondary server, so when an outage occurs, the backup server is fired and normal business continues, often within minutes or even seconds of the service interruption. They only recently announced BES support in addition to their support for Lotus Notes, Exchange, and so on, so hopefully we’ll get to see some demos of the software in action at WES.
GSX will be demoing their server monitoring software at this year’s WES. It monitors BES, Domino, Sametime, and Lotus Notes, and lets you tell at a glance how the servers are doing with color-coded indicators. A new feature they’ll be showing off is the ability to use your BlackBerry to check the status of the servers. They’ve got a demo of the interface which you can view here.