Networking
Nortel creates foundation for new and existing business applications
Nortel is unveiling its enterprise data strategy and a host of product offerings targeted at businesses to address the bandwidth needs and complex networking requirements of  hyperconnected business environment.

Nortel’s data strategy – called Business Optimized Networking – is focused on creating a network that sustains and enhances the communications tools and applications.

Nortel has created five building blocks to optimize the transformed enterprise, supporting unified communications and other business applications. The five building blocks are:

  • Converge your core
  • Extend your enterprise
  • Mobilize your employees
  • Accelerate your applications
  • Secure and manage your infrastructure

These solution packages and services include options that, when coupled with our IP communications portfolio, enhance the value delivered to the customer. They enable full deployment of Power over Ethernet, VoIP-Optimized Secure Routing for superior WAN access, and WLAN for simple, secure, seamless mobility as well as optional maintenance, installation and technical support services.

Crow Canyon Software announces IT Asset Inventory Software

Crow Canyon Software Inc. announced CCS Network Inventory, an automated IT asset and inventory solution for Microsoft networks. With features including auto-discovery of PC and non-PC assets, software licence management and integration with Crow Canyon’s Help Desk application, CCS Network Inventory. 

CCS Network Inventory offers a single click scan functionality to gather information about remote machines on your network without installing any client side programs. Auto-discovery – provides IT departments with a transparent view of all IP assets within a network. This process can be scheduled to “discover” at pre-defined intervals, recording new and previously unseen assets and deliver hardware and software information to a central inventory database for auditing.   CCS

Network Inventory improves:

  • Software Licence Management (SLM) – CCS Network Inventory has built-in Licence Tracking feature where you can manage all your applications licensing. 
  • Hardware and software upgrade management – CCS Network Inventory collects detailed information useful for upgrade and configuration management. 
  • Support problem resolution time – because CCS Network Inventory is linked to CCS HelpDesk, support personnel can view IT asset configurations and changes right from the trouble ticket form.

CCS Network Inventory is available now.

Storage
DS Development releases Auto Reply Manager
DS Development has released version 2.0 of their Outlook e-mail automation software, Auto Reply Manager, an Outlook e-mail autoresponder add-in designed to help users automate e-mail messages.

Auto Reply Manager for Outlook allows users to define basic or complex rules in order to send automatic e-mails when users are out of office or when they need to automatically forward or redirect certain messages to a pre-selected e-mail account.

The reply rules can also be defined so they apply only for certain contacts or mail folders where e-mails are received. Furthermore, users can create rules based on keywords found in the subject or body content of incoming e-mail messages. These rules can be set to be always active or to be enabled only during certain date or time periods specified by the user. Auto Reply Manager can be configured to send automated e-mails for every message received from a sender, only for the first message of that sender and it can automatically reset this option when Outlook is restarted.

Using Auto Reply Manager, Outlook users can have personalised greetings inserted on each automated e-mail. The e-mail reply can be sent using either plain text or HTML format. For e-mails sent using the HTML format, Auto Reply Manager lets users import HTML code or files. The product installation includes several pre-defined and graphical e-mail templates.

Auto Reply Manager is designed for any version of Microsoft Office Outlook, starting with Microsoft Office Outlook 2000. Auto Reply Manager is packed with a live update tool.

Auto Reply Manager for Outlook is available directly from DS Development SRL. An electronic-only version with complete manual and tutorials costs US$39.95. Site licences are available. Auto Reply Manager for Outlook runs under Windows 95/98/ME/NT 4.0, Windows 2000, 2003 or XP, being supported by Microsoft Office Outlook 2000 or higher. Visit the DS Development home page at http://www.emailaddressmanager.com to download a fully-functional trial copy of Auto Reply Manager for Outlook.

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