Stories by Lori Mitchell

  • Align business minds

    MindAlign is a client/server application that runs on Sun Microsystems' Solaris Server and Windows clients. Version 4.0, which shipped in March, boasts some interface enhancements and new features such as contact lists, presence messages, an auditorium channel, and most importantly BackChat, which automatically archives content by date, time and channel.

  • Align business minds

    MindAlign is a client/server application that runs on Sun Microsystems's Solaris Server and Windows clients. Version 4.0, which shipped in March, boasts some interface enhancements and new features such as contact lists, presence messages, an auditorium channel, and most importantly BackChat, which automatically archives content by date, time and channel.

  • Webtops keep users connected

    With today's dispersed workforce and the ever-changing computer industry, organisations are consistently in a state of flux trying to keep end users up to date with the latest upgrades and rollouts of corporate-wide applications. The cost associated with investing in and maintaining office applications is high.

  • Trainer5 creates, Lotus delivers

    When it comes to training large numbers of employees, developing online courses in-house and posting them on the company intranet can be much more cost-effective than sending people to school. Web-based training not only expands the reach of corporate training programs while eliminating travel costs and scheduling constraints, but it also gives companies greater control over course content. Recent upgrades of two established training tools - MicroMedium Trainer5 Version 5.11 (formerly Digital Trainer Professional Version 5.1) and Lotus LearningSpace Anytime 3.0 - take aim at two different aspects of online courseware. While Trainer5 excels at creating self-paced courses, LearningSpace offers more training options, including asynchronous discussion groups, application sharing, and live, instructor-led training in virtual classrooms.

  • Exchange serves Windows 2000

    Corporations that are currently running Microsoft Exchange and have plans to migrate to Windows 2000 will want to investigate the upcoming release of Exchange Server 2000, due out in the first half of next year. This release brings many new and improved features, including integration with Windows 2000 Active Directory; improved server clustering; improved collaboration and communication, found in Exchange's new Web Store; and online, real-time conferencing tools.

  • Mail Essentials 2.0 helps to monitor mail

    Companies of all sizes face a big battle when trying to clean e-mail systems of unsolicited e-mail, viruses, and inappropriate content. To combat this, GFI Fax & Voice offers its e-mail management and security package, Mail Essentials, Version 2.0.

  • Keeping your IT projects on track takes teamwork

    As any seasoned IT manager will tell you, successfully managing an enterprise-wide IT project is like landing a 747 in a thunderstorm - the experience is fraught with challenges and uncertainties. A smart IT manager will spend the bulk of his or her time building a road map, predicting what challenges lie ahead, and devising contingency plans. A lack of foresight can cost corporations thousands, if not millions, of dollars.