News in brief

Short takes on this week's news

Short takes on this week's news

Nuance offers alternative to Adobe Acrobat

Nuance Communications has launched Scansoft PDF Converter Professional 4 as an alternative to Adobe's Acrobat software. The Scansoft software promises faster PDF conversion and greater compatibility with other software, said Nuance.

Cisco add-on boosts switching performance

Cisco has introduced a datacentre-optimised eight-port 10 Gigabit Ethernet module for its Catalyst 6500 Series switches. Cisco said the module can increase local switching performance by 60% and reduce the price-per-port by about 30%.

Radiance upgrades tool for sending oversize files

Radiance Technologies has updated Truedelivery, a product designed to help users send and receive large files securely over the internet and IP networks. The product enables Mac or PC users to send or receive large files that could otherwise compromise network performance.

IBM brings virtualisation benefits to tape storage

IBM has launched the System Storage TS7700 Virtualisation Engine, a mainframe virtual tape product designed to improve tape processing and support business continuity through grid connectivity and automated replication.

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