Enterprise Solutions Briefs

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eCRM plan a potential GoldMine

CRM software developer GoldMine Software has announced the release of its latest CRM modules, designed to support the vendor's GoldMine FrontOffice 2000 CRM suite.

The GoldMine Everywhere Server suite features real-time access to GoldMine data and can be accessed from any desktop with network connectivity and a Web browser.

GoldMine claims the products offer businesses of all sizes affordable eCRM solutions, which are easy-to-use and deploy.

GoldMine Everywhere Server has a suggested retail price of $4995, with GoldMine Sales and Marketing licenses starting at $795 and GoldMine Service and Support licenses starting at $1495 per user.

StorageTek turns Q2 profit

On the heels of naming Patrick Martin its new CEO, US-based tape maker Storage Technology last week reported $8.7 million, or 9 cents per share, in second-quarter profits, beating Wall Street expectations. Those numbers exclude restructuring costs of $12.4 million, or 8 cents per share, the company said.

According to Boston-based First Call/Thomson Financial, Wall Street expected StorageTek to earn 5 cents per share. Including the one-time, pre-tax restructuring charges, the company's profits totalled $651,000. StorageTek reported $38.5 million in losses for the same period last year.

Sales declined to $512.5 million for the second quarter of this year, compared with $654.4 million a year ago. The news of second-quarter profits follows Martin's appointment as chairman, president and CEO earlier this month.

Entering the NAS market

Compaq has launched the TaskSmart N-Series appliance server as its debut into the network-attached storage (NAS) market.

The launch of the NAS storage appliance completes Compaq's enterprise network storage architecture strategy, with the company's offerings now ranging from products for direct-attached storage (DAS) and storage area networks (SANs) to NAS, said Compaq spokesman Paul Seaman.

Though the NAS server works on Unix and Linux platforms, Compaq has chosen Microsoft's Windows 2000 as its platform of choice, according to Seaman.

Compaq also announced the launch of a SAN product, the StorageWorks Raid Array 4100 for workgroups and small and medium-sized businesses. The SAN product supports Windows, Unix or Linux client data and has the ability to connect to Compaq's other DAS and NAS products, Seaman said.

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