Tivoli and Ariba hope to win-win with secure e-marketplaces

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Tivoli and Ariba are to collaborate on management and security for world-class B2B marketplaces. Tivoli’s offering provides single sign-on and secure access for the suite of Ariba products, and event monitoring on a single event console.

“Partnering with Tivoli is a win-win situation for us, our partners, and our customers,” said Chris Abate of Ariba. “Companies developing e-marketplaces can benefit from taking a holistic approach, ensuring that they address issues such as availability, performance, security and user management from the beginning.”

Tivoli’s new e-Marketplace Manager and Ariba Buyer, Ariba Marketplace and Ariba Dynamic Trade are being integrated to simplify the administration of secure e-marketplaces.

“Availability and security are key for companies wanting to retain their customers’ trust,” said Audrey Rasmussen, an analyst with Enterprise Management. “The relationship between Ariba and Tivoli provides essential elements for a company developing and managing its e-marketplace exchange.”

“Developing a B2B exchange is a complex proposition for any company, requiring well-planned, complete and robust solutions,” said Colin Parris of Tivoli. “A company must support the management of service availability, end-to-end performance and the security and integrity of their e-marketplace. Together, Ariba and Tivoli can help these companies increase their brand value by guaranteeing e-business integrity.”

Through the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform an open, end-to-end infrastructure of interoperable software solutions and hosted Web-based commerce services, the company enables efficient online trade, integration and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and commerce service providers.

Tivoli software manages the foundations of e-business, extending the boundaries of traditional network and systems management from the data centre across the Internet, from the desktop to pervasive devices. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli is an IBM company which distributes its products worldwide through a network of global sales offices, systems integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels.




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