Dell gives a popular system a rugged makeover with the Latitude ATG D620, making heavy-duty laptops much more accessible for business and industrial users.
The software titan says that in acquiring Art Technology Group, it aims to help retailers unify their customer experiences across online, mobile, and physical venues.
Oracle plans to take Endeca's technology and combine it with its ATG Commerce offering and business intelligence tools.
Software maker to swallow Seattle rival in $31 million deal.
Vignette has added a dose of Web services to its software. The company, which competes against Broadvision, ATG and others, makes software that lets companies such as media news outlets and financial institutions manage their Web content. Vignette announced Tuesday that it is supporting Web services specifications, such as SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), a communications protocol that allows businesses to link and conduct transactions. Web services enable businesses or people to access software over the Internet on any device, such as a PC, handheld or cell phone. By making content available as a Web service, Vignette executives say they're making it easier and more efficient for companies to share information with their customers or business partners.
Freshwater Software, which makes software that monitors the health of Web sites, has added support for BEA Systems' and IBM's application-server software. BEA and IBM are the two leaders in the lucrative market for application servers, software that runs e-business and other Web site transactions. Freshwater's SiteScope software monitors companies' e-business infrastructure and alerts systems administrators when problems are found. SiteScope previously supported Oracle's 9i application server, Microsoft's SQL Server database, and software from Broadvision and ATG. Freshwater is a subsidiary of software maker Mercury Interactive.
VoIP Group, which provides communications services and Internet telephony software to calling-card companies, banks and others, has closed its second round of funding by raising $4.4 million. Venture capital firm ATG Ventures made the investment and will take a controlling stake in Miami-based VoIP.
A News.com reader says he believes ATG is moving toward what will be the future of packaged applications.
Art Technology Group, which provides software for creating e-commerce Web sites, has filed for an initial public offering. The number of shares and price range have not been determined, but the company expects to go public in late June or early July. Lead managers are Hambrecht & Quist, U.S. Bancorp Piper Jaffray, and Thomas Weisel Partners.