Sungard Endeavors in the UK
Gregory Alan Bolcer
Mon, 03 Mar 2003 09:54:59 -0800
I know some of you hardly ever get over to the UK, but
American Airlines is offering up to 60,000 bonus miles
for transatlantic flights for travel before March 31, 2003.
With tickets so freakin' cheap, it's worth it just
to have access to so many financial services institutions
and integrators. I mean, Rohit flew all the way to
India to hobnob and this is only 1/5th the cost and half
the hours in the air.
Gregory Alan Bolcer, CTO | work: +1.949.833.2800
gbolcer at endeavors.com | http://endeavors.com
Endeavors Technology, Inc.| cell: +1.714.928.5476
Endeavors Technology Teams With SunGard At Information
Availability Conference For Britain's Financial Services Institutions
Worldwide organization serving 20,000 financial services institutions
invites Endeavors Technology to showcase its secure network messaging,
collaboration and on-demand application delivery products at the SunGard
Information Availability Conference – Connections 2003 (March 25-26,
Irvine (California) and Cambridge (UK), March 3, 2003 – Endeavors
Technology, Inc. today announces that its European business unit has
accepted an invitation from SunGard to showcase its full range of secure
messaging, application delivery and collaboration products at the
SunGard Information Availability Conference – Connections 2003.
The conference is being staged in London on March 25 and 26 to update
network administrators and IT leaders of Britain's financial services
institutions on current developments and future trends in network
communications, collaboration and business continuity. Endeavors joins a
select group of SunGard strategic partners and industry bodies to
exhibit for the duration of the conference.
Bringing currency to legacy architectures
The financial services world is faced with rising costs of bringing
currency to legacy and client server architectures, as well as the
challenge of complying with new security and audit regulations.
Addressing these new challenges with traditional technologies can be
slow and costly, and could also expose companies to unnecessary security
Endeavors' products bring new solutions to address three main business
problems of financial services institutions and each can be immediately
deployed across network infrastructures without major capital expenditure.
The first solution attacks the costly deployment of desktop software
from central servers, including regular security patches and updates.
It's been estimated that it costs most enterprises around $200 per
desktop per year to simply manage simple desktop applications like
Microsoft Office used at the client level. The cost escalates for power
users of rich, megabyte applications. Endeavors’ Magi Application
Express virtually eliminates this needless overhead by streaming
applications on-demand from servers to desktops, and providing an audit
trail. Gartner coins this technology as ODADS (on demand application
delivery systems) for the enterprise. By streaming applications and
managing them as a service to the desktop, enterprises can slash the
total cost of owning applications, and better manage software licensing
Endeavors' second real world solution is Magi Secure IM bringing
interoperability, security and auditing to popular instant messaging
platforms without the need to build any new infrastructure or
modification of the IM client. By preserving the user experience with a
familiar client, Endeavors' solution speeds adoption of secure instant
messaging in the enterprise. From a corporate perspective, handing
control over IM back to central IT enables enterprises to enforce
comprehensive enterprise security policies at the desktop. The solution
also addresses new security regulations, and also delivers native
interoperability between different IM systems such as Yahoo, AIM and MSN
Messenger. The deployment of Magi Secure IM is consistent with the
goals of FIMA (Financial Industry Messaging Association), a consortium
of Wall Street banks.
Finally, Endeavors will showcase a suite of secure collaboration
solutions from desktop file sharing to integrated document management
and web conferencing. This allows users of sensitive company information
to share and author documents securely inside and between enterprises
while making full use of existing document management systems like
LiveLink or other back end data repositories This technology also
enables desktop access to legacy data across firewalls without building
new infrastructure. In addition, professionals combining heavy document
authoring and web conferencing can switch between collaborative
authoring and web conferencing with WebEx with a single click of the
mouse while keeping a continuous track of activities and documents
before, during and after meetings.
SunGard (NYSE-SDS) is a worldwide organization serving the
business-critical needs of financial services institutions. It acquires
and integrates best-of-breed products into business processes and
financial networks to address the emerging needs of its 20,000 clients
in 50 countries. The daily operations of 47 of the world's 50 largest
financial services institutions depend upon SunGard solutions.
Endeavors Technology, a subsidiary of Tadpole Technology plc (LSE-TAD),
is a leading developer of Web-enabling solutions for network
infrastructures. Its Magi-branded products securely extend enterprise
communication and collaboration and business processes, bringing
currency to legacy systems and operations, and provide audit trails.
They transform today's Web into a highly secure inter- and
intra-enterprise collaboration network for the delivery and interaction
of files, Windows applications and instant messaging. Full details of
Endeavors' Web-enabling products are given at http://www.endeavors.com.
Note for Editors
For an executive briefing of Magi solutions before or after the SunGard
conference, please contact Patcom Media Relations on 0207 987 4888, or
by email email@example.com. Information packs are also available
Copyright © 2003 Endeavors Technology, Inc. Magi and Magi Application
Express are registered trademarks of Endeavors Technology. All other
companies, products and services mentioned in this document are
trademarks of their respective owners.