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CA Unicenter r11
The company formerly known as Computer Associates has revamped its Unicenter network- and systems-management platform, unveiling three new and more than 20 enhanced products that are more tightly integrated for better management, security and IT alignment with business processes. Available as individual modules or integrated suite components, they form a Service Availability platform that reaches into mixed networks, stores data in a central database and then presents it through a single interface. The new products are CA Identity Manager, Unicenter Network and Systems Management, and CA Service Intelligence. CA Service Intelligence, $20,000, flat server-based pricing; Unicenter Network and Systems Management r11, 100-server environment starts at $200,000; Identity Manager, per-user pricing, 5,000 users, $280,000. CA, 631-342-5224.

Groxis GrokkerESM
This Web2.0 enterprise search-management application provides a combination of federated content access and topically organized visual search results. The commercial version, developed by the company that created the Grokker Web-based content-access and visual search platform, is designed to give organizations the ability to dive deeper across a broader selection of specialty content sources and corporate portals, all from one visual search interface. Starts at $50,000. Groxis, 415-398-0820.

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