Enterprise Applications

Lawyer Brendan Scott looks at the complexities of outsourcing entire IT departments.

Several forms processing software vendors are exploring new business models based on the new ASP industry.

FileNET's new Web Publisher software is designed to meet the company's aim of helping businesses publish "e-content" to internal and external Web sites.

Allaire has expanded its e-business software portfolio with the purchase of Valto Systems.

Eastman Software has mixed some of the benefits of sophisticated CRM in its update to its Enterprise Report Management (ERM) tool to help companies develop a successful e-business.

ICC has become a Microsoft Commerce Preferred Partner and will use Microsoft's architecture to build e-commerce systems and corporate portals.

Some industries are starting to set up a public key infrastructure (PKI) to use digital signatures to secure electronic documents.

Geac Computer is to invest $50 million over the next five years in extending its ERP software, Streamline.

ASPCON, in Macrh, will explore some of the emerging issues organisations are considering as the ASP model gains momentum.

Two one-day IM workshops in February/March are aiming to help users to develop strategies as the basis of e-commerce, online publishing, knowledge management and customer service.