Avaya integrates with Google Apps

E-Business
Avaya integrates communications with Google Apps
Avaya Inc. announced it has joined the Google Enterprise Professional program to develop capabilities for small businesses around Google’s enterprise products.

Under the terms of the agreement, Avaya will develop, market and support offers that integrate Avaya’s communications solutions for small businesses with the Google Apps Premier Edition, the subscription services solution for e-mail, instant messaging, calendar and Web publishing services.

Google Apps brings communication and collaboration tools to organizations using their own domain name. With the Google Apps service, users can use tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, and Google Docs & Spreadsheets on their own domain to stay connected and work together. In addition, it’s all hosted by Google, so there’s no hardware or software to download, install or maintain.

The companies’ collaborative efforts will initially focus on Avaya IP Office, Avaya’s flagship IP telephony communications solution for small and mid-size businesses, with availability planned for fall 2007.

The first integrated solution, which Avaya expects to deliver later this year, will be sold through Avaya’s global network of resellers and distributors, providing customers with a single point of contact for sales, installation and support.

Security
Steganos launches Safe Professional 2007
Steganos has launched a generation of its encryption software for business, Steganos Safe Professional 2007. This release introduces protection for Outlook data and quadruples the maximum size of each encrypted safe to 256GB.

Steganos Safe Professional 2007 enables users to create any number of secure virtual drives. Each drive can now hold up to 256GB, so that large volumes of business data can be encrypted without delay. The drives can be accessed by multiple teams.

This release introduces protection for data stored in Microsoft Outlook, including sensitive e-mails, important customer and business partner contact details, calendar entries and task lists. The whole PST file can now be locked in an Outlook Safe. Users can only start Outlook and access its data by providing the correct password.

Encrypted archives can be stored on CDs, DVDs, storage cards, USB keys and DVD-DL media. These mobile safes can be opened without additional software on any PC, provided that administrator rights are available to enable the one-time installation of the decryption program. On rewritable media such as USB keys, data can also be added from other PCs.

Steganos Safe Professional 2007 includes Steganos Shredder, which destroys data. Another feature of Steganos Safe Professional 2007 is that it can be installed across the business from a central location using Active Directory, Windows Installer or other software management systems. Also, Steganos Safe Professional 2007 supports an emergency decryption key.

Steganos Safe Professional 2007 is supported with free updates within this generation of the software. Using the integrated update assistant, the latest version of the software is automatically downloaded from the Steganos server.

Pricing and availability

  • Download and boxed edition: US$54.95
  • Upgrade from previous full version of Steganos Safe Professional (download only): US$32.95
  • Online: available now
  • Boxed edition: Feb 27, 2007

Storage
TeraByte releases BootIt Next Generation version 1.80
TeraByte Unlimited has released BootIt Next Generation v. 1.80, a program for partitioning, imaging and multi-booting your computer. Simply set up a multi-booting environment, and boot from your Vista partition. You can even manage Vista’s boot environment (the BCD store) from outside of Vista. The company’s Web site includes videos that illustrate the process.

You can create more than 200 primary partitions, and use up to four of them at any time. Partitions that were deleted using the normal delete process can be undeleted. BootIt Next Generation supports FAT/FAT32 formatting, as well as non-destructive resizing of FAT/FAT32/NTFS partitions, and conversion for between FAT and FAT32.

The program supports disk imaging backups. You can back up and restore disk images directly to hard drives and to writable CD, DVD, and BD drives. In addition to working with all versions of Windows from 95 through Vista, BootIt Next Generation provides support for Linux Ext2/Ext3 and ReiserFS file systems.

BootIt Next Generation is compatible with x64 (AMD64/EM64T) and Windows 64bit OS (non-GPT). There is IEEE1394/USB 2.0 high-speed support for imaging and partitioning. The program supports large hard drives (2 TB) and partitions (1-2 TB).

BootIt Next Generation v. 1.80 runs on any PC compatible computer and supports any PC compatible OS, including Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP/Vista, costs US$34.95 for a single-user licence, and may be purchased securely online from http://www.terabyteunlimited.com/. Multi-user and bundle discounts are available. For more information, contact TeraByte Unlimited, 10220 Lazy Bear Street, Las Vegas, NV 89131 USA. Email: support@terabyteunlimited.com

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