Motive Releases New Software


Motive Communications Inc. is releasing a new business-class-manager software
suite to help cable operators pitch high-speed-data services to small and
midsized businesses.

The software is designed to help operators integrate the systems and devices
inside a particular business with their high-speed business services.

Motive said the software allows for seamless service configuration and
problem resolution for service providers, which can result in reductions in
manual efforts and information-technology expertise that many small businesses
don't have.

The software helps to automate configuration and problem management for
devices like PCs and customer-premises equipment, as well as integrating
firewalls, Web hosting, virtual private networks, videoconferencing and remote
storage applications.