Data protector

The Iomega REV SBS Data Protection Solution is designed to protect and secure Microsoft Small Business Server data for small business users.The solution, from Iomega Corp., is a set of tools for data backup, disaster recovery, and protection from computer viruses. It comes with two removable REV disks (either 35GB or 70GB) as well as CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup software for Microsoft Small Business Server. It also includes ARCserve backup agents for Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SQL, open files, SharePoint and five licences (for attached laptops and desktops). CA eTrust Antivirus completes the package with full antivirus protection for the server and up to five attached clients.

IP in your office
The latest release of Avaya‘s IP Office, a converged voice and data system for small and medium businesses, is easier to install and maintain, according to the company. It also offers mobility and call-handling capabilities to help organizations operate more efficiently, improve service to their customers and stay in touch with employees on the go. Among the new features enabled by the new 3.2 release of IP Office software are: a “mobile twinning” feature that lets employees have incoming office calls ring simultaneously on a cell phone, home phone or other remote handset; new call-handling options so that rather than routing unanswered calls directly to voice mail, employees can set up a personal attendant, letting callers choose instead to speak to an operator or colleague or transfer to a cell phone or other number where the worker can be reached; and conferencing enhancements to simplify document sharing and enable Web chats among conference participants.

IT book for the non-technical
TAB Computer Systems Inc. has released Information Technology for the Small Business — How to make IT work for your company by TAB’s founder TJ Benoit. The book discusses how a company can have an online presence, and how to keep its data safe, back up its files, and deal with disaster prevention and recovery. In addition to describing the major IT issues that every business must address, the book has a troubleshooting guide, IT glossary and a bibliography of other publications that will help SMBs manage their information technology. Information Technology for the Small Business costs US$17.95 and may be purchased securely online at

Get organized
Qasper Organizer, a Web-based business information manager designed specifically for small to medium sized businesses, has been launched by Dalco Technologies. This set of business tools is designed to go beyond customer relationship management (CRM) to deliver better coordinated and connected organization with a suite of 20 integrated modules. Built on the Microsoft .NET framework, the suite manages and links information on people, processes and actions. The result is a comprehensive corporate memory leading to better planning, more sales and better service and support. Qasper solves many of the problems associated with on-demand applications by providing an unlimited user licence, an offline version, fully controllable databases and optional self-hosting.

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