Technical briefs

Short takes from this week's technical news

Short takes from this week's technical news

IBM Websphere turns product data publisher

IBM has introduced Websphere Product Center to help users maintain and publish product information. Aimed at retailers and manufacturers, the middleware can be used to develop and manage a central repository of product data.

Video and VoIP brought in to Netviewer sharing

Netviewer, a provider of web collaboration, desktop sharing and web conferencing software, has extended One2one and One2meet to support video, voice over IP and whiteboarding. IT administrators can also use the software to offer remote assistance to PC users.

Sage upgrades business application combo

Sage has launched Sage 1000, the latest version of its CRM, ERP, reporting, workflow, web access and self-service application. Sage users include Bayer Healthcare, Sega and the Games Workshop.

Workgroup laser printers target ozone and noise

Kyocera has introduced four low-noise, monochrome laser printers capable of producing 45 pages per minute and double-sided printing. The company said the workgroup printers had been engineered to reduce ozone emissions.

Vodafone charges Euro roaming at UK rates

Vodafone plans to reduce European mobile roaming prices by 40%, by building on its Passport service. For a one-off connection fee of 75p per call, Passport charges UK rates for use abroad, and is available on  monthly and pay as you talk tariffs as well as Perfect Fit for Business. 

EMC adds 4gbps Ultrascale to Clariion

EMC’s Clariion midrange storage array family has a new member. The Ultrascale range supports 4gbps Fibre Channel and EMC’s virtual Lun technology.

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