Computer Associates is about to start shipping ManageIT. The standalone software lets IT staff manage distributed applications and databases from a single point. ManageIT is based on a product suite called ProVision, which CA acquired when it purchased Platinum for $3.5 billion last year. ManageIT relies on special “knowledge agents” to gather information about application performance in the network. These agents report on anomalies in apps or in databases, such as Oracle or SQL Server. Data can be processe by CA’s Neugents, neural network tools that evaluate and predict potential failures in applications before they affect end users, says CA. ManageIT will start at about US$3,000. Computer Associates, of Islandia, N.Y., can be found at http://www.cai.com.
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