HP has announced a range of new products from its OpenView management division, including asset and security software, Web services management and software bundled on Intel servers.

During a press briefing at the company's Software Forum 2004 in Canada, OpenView executives detailed the company's plans for early next year, which include linking business and IT systems, integrating multiple tools and providing the framework for its "adaptive enterprise" approach.

Along with the new OpenView products, Business Process Insight and Route Analytics Management System, HP said next year it will put out new technology acquired from Novadigm and Consera to compete with products from IBM Tivoli. It will also expand and update its Management Integration Platform (built on technology from Talking Blocks) and "fill technology gaps" in asset and security management.

Other areas HP officials said they would investigate include executive dashboards and virtualisation technology. They did not specify if HP would acquire, build or partner to fill those holes in the OpenView suite.

The company demonstrated its OpenView software integrated with Novadigm and Consera's configuration management software. Later this year it will compete directly with IBM's Tivoli Intelligent Think Dynamic Orchestrator, claimed vice president of strategic business planning Sandeep Johri. "IBM's is a software-only solution. Our plan is to deliver the Novadigm capability on a range of our Intel-based servers," said Todd DeLaughter, general manager of management software.

HP also demonstrated its work on the OpenView Management Integration Platform, which is technology to be included in other OpenView products.