Stories by Michelle Speir

  • Making biometrics easy

    With the increasing popularity of biometric security systems, vendors are looking for ways to make the technology easier to use. The U-Match BioLink Mouse from BioLink Technologies takes things a step further, making its fingerprint scanner hard to avoid.

  • Picture this: Visio 2000 logical, intuitive, fun

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a well-designed diagram may be worth several thousand. That's where Visio comes in. We looked at Visio 2000 Standard Edition, a package designed for general business diagramming needs and the successor to Visio Standard 5.0. You don't need to be a graphics expert to use this package. The software is logical, intuitive and - dare we say it - fun. A complete novice can easily create snazzy, professional diagrams and charts. Expecting to reap Visio's new benefits, the US Navy earlier this year signed a $US10.7 million, two-year blanket purchase agreement with Visio covering its entire line of products.