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Nimsoft on April 8 will bring new business service management functions into its fold when it announces its plans to acquire Indicative Software.

The privately held Nimsoft bills itself as a cheaper and simpler alternative to larger vendors’ offerings for monitoring the availability and performance of networks, servers, databases and applications.

The "Big Four" vendors in this field are IBM/Tivoli, Hewlett-Packard’s OpenView, CA’s Unicenter and BMC Software’s Patrol. With Indicative, Nimbus will add new end-user response time monitoring and BSM capabilities.

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