Quantum Corp.ís GoVault removable drive storage solution is for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and remote offices that are not fully protecting their business-critical data or are looking for ways to simplify the backup, recovery and archiving process.

An alternative to existing tape or optical storage options, the GoVault solution consists of rugged removable drive cartridges with multiple capacity points, a server-embedded intelligent dock, and bundled backup software. This design is meant to combine the portability and long-term archive functionality of tape with the performance of disk.

PLM for the SMB
Agile Software Corp., a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions, is offering Agile Advantage 2006, its PLM solution suite for SMBs. Agile Advantage 2006 now features Agile Product Compliance Management, Agile Standards Compliance Management, Agile Engineering Data eXchange, and enhanced security and search capabilities. The enhancements provide SMBs with greater visibility into the entire product lifecycle with the aims of speeds product innovation, reducing product development costs, enhancing product quality and driving overall profitability.

Software company-specific CRM
The NetSuite-Software Company Edition from NetSuite Inc. is specifically designed to manage a software business and the software customer life cycle, from the moment a sales lead is in the system through the sales process to purchase, and on to subsequent renewals and repeat sales. The product adds new financial management functionality, including revenue recognition and usage-based billing. Finally, this edition includes new versions of NetSuite’s AJAX Dashboards, which are designed to give software company executives and frontline users real-time visibility into key performance indicators that make or break their success.

Quick IP telephony
Avaya Inc. is trying to make it easier for small businesses and small branches of enterprises to migrate to Internet Protocol (IP) telephony. Avaya one-X Quick Edition is a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-based peer-to-peer solution. All the software is in the phone, with no need for a communications server or advanced installation skills. IP phones, plugged into the local area network (LAN), automatically “discover” each other, start-up their features and provide back-up for one another. Users gain access to the most commonly used telephony applications, including voice mail, conferencing and the auto-attendant. As an office grows, new employees can be added to the system by adding a new phone.

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