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The clash of the software titans continues as Microsoft plans to release a free version of its popular Office suite.
The search giant plans a free operating system to take on Windows with netbooks as the first target.
HP bolsters its small business lineup with new unified data storage systems, SANs and a virtualization in a box bundle.
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The major wireless telecom provider plans to start selling netbook computers.
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The biggest name in server virtualization gives its VMware Ready Certified status to Iomega's dual- and quad-drive, $300-and-up network attached storage (NAS) arrays.
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OpenEdge proposal would favor Google content, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Word on the street says the mammoth retailer plans to sell a $99 iPhone starting before Christmas.
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Ahead of next week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, electronics firms are competing to outdo each other as environmentally friendly.
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Microsoft said yesterday that it released the first major update of its Office 2007 productivity software at least one month ahead of its projected target.
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Furnishing a home office on a $200 budget? Lexmark's ready with an all-in-one printer/scanner/fax/copier complete with features often absent at this price such as automatic document feeder, flash-card slots, preview LCD and optional six-ink color for photo printing.
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Light and wide is in these days, and Sony's gone and whittled down the Vaio TX670P to a waif-like 2.8 pounds. The bigger screen is a sight to behold, but that price ouch.
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The offering combines products from Brocade Communications Systems, Computer Associates (CA) and Emulex.
Sales transactions, customer contact details, and other business records reside at the core of your daily business routine. Take a cue from the U.S. Small Business Administration and cover your assets if you haven't already implemented a data recovery system, now is good time to give your data its due.
NETGEAR now offers both dual-band wireless access points and PC cards that promise an ability to migrate existing wireless networks to 802.11a speeds while protecting 802.11b infrastructure investments
E-tailers thrived this season despite a shorter shopping season and a weakened economy, a sign of stronger e-tail seasons to come.
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As companies deploy higher performance wireless LANs to support enterprise applications, it becomes crucial to consider techniques that improve performance. Here's what to consider when maximizing WLAN performance.
Simply Accounting 2003 offers small businesses an accounting system that includes payroll and e-commerce features, for $39.99. The Simply Accounting 2003 Pro version adds multi-user, multi-currency, and time billing capabilities for $89.99.
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New DVD creation software promises to save time and facilitate sharing.
ClickTracks announced the release of version 3.0 of ClickTracks Analyzer, the site metrics tool. According to the company, Version 3.0 maintains the visual user interface of previous versions and the same price point while adding functionality to the program.
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The Web analytics market has shifted toward the ASP model, but will Web-based applications continue to offer advantages over licensed software when it comes to analyzing Web-site traffic?
Gateway introduced a new compact case option for its E-Series managed PCs for businesses and institutions with space constraints. The small form factor Gateway E-2000 and E-4000 PCs are 35 percent smaller than their micro tower equivalents, yet still provide the upgradeability, maintenance and expansion benefits of larger desktop PCs.
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WebQA 2.0 includes accessibility checks for Section 508 and the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content ccessibility Guidelines.
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Intuit introduced its new line-up of QuickBooks products for 2003. New financial solutions for small businesses include the release of QuickBooks, specialized versions of QuickBooks for contractors and accountants, as well as an updated version of QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions Business Management software for larger and more complex businesses
A new feature for its SN 5400 Storage Router portfolio lets customers boot servers directly across an IP network.
Putting the user experience back into email marketing.
LaGarde announced the immediate availability of its StoreFront 6.0 e-Business software. StoreFront is designed to offer a secure, sophisticated solution for small businesses to extend their business online with 'Amazon.com-like' Web stores - at a fraction of the cost to deploy and maintain.
Microsoft's Small Business Server offers an integrated bundle of several Microsoft servers, including the well-known Windows 2000, Exchange, ISA, and SQL servers, priced for the small business' budget.
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ViewSonic Corporation announced the launch of its Tablet PC V1100. According to the company, its Tablet PC V1100 combines all the features of a mobile PC with pen-activated screen and digital inking to enhance wireless computing, making it possible for information workers to bring the power of their business PC into more places than ever before.
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Analysts are skeptical that tablets will see much early uptake outside vertical markets, but Microsoft and its partners believe the new computers will forge a new market for PCs, and early adopters agree.
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Analysis software superimposes visitor data on top of the website to show how visitors are interacting with it.
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Viewsonic's new monitors are high-brightness, HDTV-capable displays that start at less than $200.
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New version is designed to detect over 60,000 internet pests.
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Strydent Software announced its InkSaver - a software solution that's designed to reduce the cost of inkjet printing for Windows users. The company claims that its software reduces the amount of ink used by inkjet printers - thereby extending the life of ink cartridges and saving users money every time they print.
Everyone's hoping for a holiday-season bounce in PC buying, but what kind of PC will shoppers find for $999? We test HP's aim at the psychological price point and find consumers are in for some good news and bad news - impressive 2.53GHz Pentium 4 power, storage, and software, with one not-so-impressive cost-cutting measure.
Device captures and stores digital images and lets users reference their digital voice recordings visually using pictures.
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Novell has announced it will ship open source MySQL Pro as its standard database with NetWare 6, relieving customers of the cost of commercial licensing and the obligation to release their source code.
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The levels of email permission and why they matter as much to you as to your clients, customers, and contacts.
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Recently, Purdue University Professor Gene Spafford gained attention in the Linux community for his disparaging remarks on the Linux operating system's security. But Linux administrators and users should not take his remarks personally: Spafford believes that Linux and Windows each have poor security designs.
Online scams deal a blow to those of us trying to encourage online commerce, but we can fight back.
NetLedger introduces Oracle Small Business Suite, Version 8.0 with new enhancements that are designed to help small businesses grow.
As PC hybrid products become increasingly popular, Hewlett-Packard joins hands with Microsoft to release its Windows XP-based Media Center.
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While the ads imply that you can become a high-tech peeping Tom or Tamara, can X10's Ninja Pan n Tilt Kit deliver viable business surveillance?
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Can a humble office-supply clerk upset the mouse king? Mighty Microsoft has released its first mini-sized mouse for notebook PC users (or small hands), but so has mouse-pad and paper-holder maker Fellowes - and the latter has more features. How do the newcomers compare to the trend-setting Logitech MouseMan Traveler?
How to design a Web site that persuades visitors to buy.
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Worm/Klez.E continues its dominance while the September 30th Worm/Tanatos outbreak catches users off guard.
HP's new inkjet printers are designed to offer basic networking for micro-business and home office.
Every page of your site, no matter how deep or infrequently accessed, should be written to inform, entice, and keep users lingering.
Security experts are hoping the just-released list of top network vulnerabilities will help corporate administrators besieged and overwhelmed by the weekly deluge of risks and vulnerabilities.
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ServGate Technologies introduces a security appliance targeted at small to medium-sized businesses that can run multiple applications and scale as user requirements warrant.
Can an ultra-portable, two-pound LCD projector serve all your presentation needs at the same time that it saves your shoulders? Plus' V-1080 weighs about two pounds and promises XGA-quality images at 800 lumens.
ViewSonic plans to introduce a thin, light, and low-priced Pocket PC that may be the first to be under $300.
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New mass-mailing worm alters security program settings.
Think Apple's modern-art iMac was the first LCD-screened desktop? Gateway's all-in-one Profile has been around since 1999, and the new fourth generation combines blazing Pentium 4 power and a cool 17-inch flat-panel display at an affordable price. Is this the peak of PC chic?
Clutter, clutter everywhere. If common sense won't compel us to reduce it, studies on clutter and ad effectiveness may do the trick.
Giga Information Group is warning the millions of corporate users still running Microsoft's Office 97 to upgrade before they get sidelined with security and technical flaws.
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As a fashion magazine might say, 'Blue is the new beige' - or at least the new theme of Microsoft's mid-priced optical mouse and ergonomic keyboard offerings. We test the mouse giant's latest combination of smooth control and shortcut audio/utility buttons.
New Drives offer DVD-R/RW technology to burn DVD-RW, DVD-R, CD-RW and CD-R discs.
Every once and while it's therapeutic to step back and look at the forest. Then after you feel a little better, it's fun to target some trees. Here are 10 things you can do to improve the relationship between business and technology. Some of them are a little draconian, some pretty obvious.
Small steps, big returns. You'd be marketing by email but you don't have a list? So much for that excuse.
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Products for Exchange and Small Business Server are designed to address security concerns for large enterprises and small to medium sized businesses.
A great choice for anyone who wants an easy to use device for securing and sharing an Internet connection. Just don't plan on calling Tech Support unless you want to make a phone call to Taiwan.
For business professionals, spam is a huge problem that causes clogged in-boxes and wastes many hours of productive time. Many are turning to blocklists to cope with the barrage of unwanted email.
Whether your office needs color from an ink-jet, or the crisp and clear, black and white output of a laser, there's a printer that will suit your business needs.
This comprehensive system offers all of the hardware and software that you need to perform video-editing and it's reasonably priced.
The first beta of Microsoft's eagerly-anticipated Office 11 suite for the Windows XP platform will be shipped before the end of this year, the company said in an e-mail to its testers.
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11 have prompted many IT professionals and network administrators to prepare for the unexpected.
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The California-based maker of the Oracle Small Business Suite eyes the midrange market with NetCRM, and targets Salesforce.com.
If you don't have an ad budget to compete with the big boys, how can you level the playing field?
Most PC purchases today go to replace existing machines. Intel, IBM, Microsoft and other firms are now starting to focus on making it easier to migrate software and data from old machines to new ones.
This is not your kids' school-project printer: Canon defies today's disposable-inkjet trend with a $900 office or workgroup workhorse that boasts 3,000-page cartridge life and lower operating costs than some lasers. Could it be today's best business printing solution?
As the usual sniping with Microsoft continues, a reinvigorated Novell is moving its GroupWise and NetMail offerings forward with a multiplatform world firmly in mind.
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Too many businesses expect affiliate marketing to be something it's not.
Too many businesses expect affiliate marketing to be something it's not.
Can email filtering work effectively to remove unwanted email from our inboxes? We look at the potential downside of the technology-things to consider before you purchase such a system.
Microsoft warns there are three security vulnerabilities in Office Web Components - software used to give users limited Office functionality in a Web browser - the most serious of which could enable an attacker to execute commands on a user's system.
A new study finds that broadband-using consumers find instant messaging 'too personal' for many forms of direct marketing. Is the emerging IM marketing industry doomed before it even gets off the ground?
Symantec's latest version promises new web optimization tools and improved antivirus protection that includes instant messaging scanning, worm blocking, and automatic removal of trojans and worms.
Sony's VAIO NVR23 and FXA63 notebook PCs, which are aimed toward the educational market, are powered by AMD Athlon XP 1800+ and Athlon XP 1600+ processors, and come with a 15-inch XGA LCD display, 30GB hard drive and 256MB of RAM.
For a modest $149, HP's futuristic-looking inkjet combines everyday aptitude, surprising speed, and support for borderless 4 by 6-inch prints plus an optional six-color photo cartridge.
The W32/Yaha.E virus dethrones Worm/Klez.E. Meanwhile KaZaa and other file-sharing users remain at risk.
When it comes to email marketing, catchy subject lines and award-winning creative will fail if your audience doesn't receive the message or the message is automatically redirected to a bulk-mail folder. This article offers step-by-step spam filter optimization.
Interested in deploying a wireless LAN but not sure how to calculate costs? Learn what hardware you need and how much to include in your budgets.
The service provider behind the Oracle Small Business Suite will target mid-size enterprises with a Web-based advanced accounting application that will be sold under the NetLedger brand.
Toshiba's new portable digital projectors build in Wi-Fi for easy switching between wireless users in the board room or class room.
Omniva Policy Systems announced its first products, including software meant to provide for secure, encrypted email communications without making users take any additional steps to send or receive mail.
Give customers a reason to buy online and they will.
A compact digital camera for $349? That's nice, but no longer a novelty - unless it's a 3-megapixel model with sophisticated manual options as well as simple point-and-shoot modes. Toshiba's PDR-3300 blurs the line between bargain and deluxe cameras with anything-but-blurred photos.
Don't be intimidated by all those fancy online ads. There's room for the little guy, too.
The $99 SpeedStream 2614 has everything you need in a broadband router, and then some. In this case, the 'and then some' consists of a built-in print server and a serial port to be used for modem backup.
With one in four employees addicted to the Internet, Websense leads the charge in alerting corporate America that all that friendly, time-consuming Web surfing can get out of control.
Sneakernet will never be obsolete, but the media on which we carry files from one PC to another is overdue for a change. We test the modern computer traveler's must-have gadgets - pocket-sized, ever-ready flash memory drives - and find that even their premium prices are bargains compared to fussing with 1.44MB floppy disks.
When looking at Sony's flagship laptop, one number matters most - not 1.6 (Pentium 4 gigahertz), 40 (gigabytes of hard disk storage), or 8.25 (pounds, putting it closer to luggable than portable status). It's 16.1 - the diagonal inches of its super-sized, desktop-class screen. Can you resist a 1,600 by 1,200-pixel showpiece for under $2,500?
If it's not segmented, targeted, and data-driven, it's spam - no matter what the medium.
This book won't exactly make you hack proof, but it certainly can help readers harden wireless networks against possible problems from the outside.
Gateway recently revealed plans to deliver three new entry-priced Intel-based servers targeted to small and midsize businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies.
Symantec Corp. is answering the latest wave of online messaging attacks by gearing up to battle viruses coming through instant messaging.
The D-Link DCS-1000W gives you video surveillance without the hassle of wiring. However, using WEP might be a problem if you don't have a D-Link access point or wireless router.
You want your e-mail message to hit when potential customers are most receptive. Here are a few things to consider when you map out your next campaign.
This entry level system comes with a 1.7 Ghz Celeron processor, 128MB RAM, 20GB hard drive, 15-inch monitor, and CD drive, and only costs $629.
Got very little budget yet need tools to perform WLAN analyzation? AirMagnet is light weight (it runs on a Pocket PC PDA) and may be the ticket to optimizing your setup.
If you want to tap into the real power of the Internet, don't focus on bits and bytes.
New read/write DVD burner promises interoperability among DVD devices.
A number of Symantec firewalls, including popular Raptor models, have a security flaw that renders networks protected by the systems vulnerable to intrusion.
Proxim adds a USB based wireless NIC to its line of high quality wireless products (which, despite the name, works fine with laptops). Unfortunately, it doesn't add much range.
LeaderPhone promises to increase efficiency and safety by letting workers schedule 'no dial' calls during commutes, and it lets employees talk to several co-workers at once from home.
If you're still bragging about how many affiliates you have, you've missed the boat.
In 'This Is Spinal Tap,' rock legend Nigel Tufnel boasts that the dials on his custom-made amplifier aren't numbered from 1 to 10: 'These go to 11.' If you're forever turning up the brightness on your PC screen for a better view of games or DVD movies, Samsung now has a monitor that goes to 11.
With server proliferation a constant problem in enterprises, IT departments are always on the hunt for ways to pack more computing power into a smaller space. Many are turning to blade servers.
Samsung expands its flat-panel monitor family with two displays that are designed to be affordable.
Ordinary criteria don't apply to Logitech's new digital camera: It has no flash, zoom, or LCD monitor, and takes snapshots instead of spectacular pictures (advertised resolution 1.3 megapixels; actual 640 by 480). But it's the size of a credit card, half an inch thin, with all-day battery and image capacity. Gadget lover? Get out your $130.
This automated website testing software scans and analyzes web content and produce over 35 detailed reports to help developers and QA resources pinpoint and fix issues including content and web application defects, and searchability, usability, and accessibility problems.
Linksys' new EtherFast Firewall Router promises to protect networks from the internet and offer VPN tunneling to make secure connections to the corporate server.
Confused by all of the 802.11 letter designations? Here's an overview to help you understand what each one means and how they impact your WLAN deployments.
Advertising failure rate: 97 percent. Beat the odds with permission-based email.
In a play to frustrated businesses, Corel is offering a WordPerfect promotion to Microsoft Enterprise Agreement Accounts.
Despite the Klez Internet Worm, virus reports decline for the first time in 2002.
There's been uproar about 'intrusive' ads. Here's an alternative.
With its $50 street price, the D-Link DI-604 may be inexpensive, but it certainly is not cheap. It will impress you with its expansive set of features, particularly in the area of security and access control.
Since the debut of 802.11a products, network managers have been struggling with whether to install 802.11b or 802.11a. Here's why you should strongly consider the use of 802.11a for your next wireless LAN deployment.
This new extranet appliance promises to delivers affordable remote access to small and medium sized businesses.
The problem with 'just anybody' being able to run a simple-to-use mail server is that, sometimes, just anybody does. Be a good 'net citizen and follow along as our expert covers the basics of securing Exchange.
Which is better for business-to-business (B2B) e-newsletter readers: text or HTML? You might think this question has been hashed to death. It hasn't.
Online advertising is a proven branding medium. How come click-through remains the sole metric for measuring email success?
Sony Electronics recently announced its entry level handheld model that will retail for $150. According to the company, the new CLII PEG-SL10 will be ideal for entry-level handheld users and feature a high-resolution (320 x 320), monochrome screen.
Five megapixels - not per image, per square inch (4,800 by 1,200 dpi). That's the promise of Lexmark's new top-of-the-line color inkjet, the Z65 - a printer that knows whether you've inserted plain, coated, or photo paper, and can rival a laser for draft speed. But can it justify a $199 price in this age of amazing under-$100 inkjets?
If you're in the market for a wireless notebook, you may want to know who is actively providing Wi-Fi in today's systems. Analysts and vendors present a state of the notebook industry.
Government institutions and airports increasingly are using biometrics devices like fingerprint, iris, palm and face scanners for physical security. Yet few of these entities - and even fewer companies - are using such technology for network security.
A little channel integration goes a long way - boosting conversions 35 percent. Why aren't marketers bothering to do it?
Now consumers can look at each other while they're IM'ing via AIM or MSN Messenger, courtesy Logitech's new IM Video Companion. What's more, they don't even need a Logitech camera to use the new service.
Why pack a scaled-back, throttled-down, mobile Pentium 4 when you can carry the real thing? A full 2.2GHz of desktop-processor power (plus 15-inch screen and ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 graphics) make WinBook's luxury laptop the fastest we've tested - with not the worst battery life, either. But what's the cost in weight and, well, cost?
You're in charge of a large Web site. Need help to make it better? Develop a common set of design standards, so your site will be easier and more cost-effective to manage.
Relevance is what your customers want. Here's what it is and how to deliver it.
New thin, light Dell Inspiron notebook computer promises performance, flexibility and personality
Learn how to be well-mannered in one of the newest areas in cyberspace enterprise instant messaging.
Gateway rolls out the heavy artillery, as today's biggest trend in notebook PCs - full-fledged desktop replacements, packed with power even at the expense of portability - meets one of the biggest screens available (15.7 inches, a match for a 17-inch CRT monitor), at a surprisingly affordable price.
Looking to speed up your Internet connection, find a host for your new Web site or clean up your existing Web site, or leverage your budget with outsourcing? Then check out our lists of essential Internet resources:
Build a better brand. Do the right thing - with the right charity.
The latest version of askSam adds email import wizards, support for Adobe Acrobat files, and more.
It's not about grabbing people's attention, it's about capturing their hearts.
Benq's Digital Camera 300mini eschews the basics found in good cameras, such as an LCD and flash, but costs less than $100. Is it very practical?
If you need a lightweight intrusion detector for smaller networks, Snort runs under UNIX/Linux or Windows, packs a punch, and takes just minutes to install.
Corel's WordPerfect Family Pack 4 bundles WordPerfect 10, Quattro Pro 10, Picture Publisher Digital Camera Edition, and more, and costs less than $100.
While external attacks are serious enough, the threat posed by one's own employees - whether intentional or inadvertent - can often be much worse. But a number of software management tools can help overburdened IT staffs reduce network vulnerabilities.
Samsung is touting its latest products that promise performance at affordable prices for small businesses.
Apple's recent anti-Microsoft campaign is a case study in negative advertising that can yield positive results for your brand.
It's common knowledge that network attacks are growing more widespread, as well as more sophisticated, and intrusion detection systems provide reams of raw data and plenty of false alarms. How do you assess an IDS, where do you use one, and when does a human need to step in and make sense of what it's telling you?
Though it lacks Web based administration, the Belkin Wireless Network Access Point offers simple set-up, good performance, and excellent security features to make up for it.
Has the concept of 'thinking outside of the box' become mundane? Our e-marketing expert is excited about thinking inside the box. Literally.
By now we're all familiar with the benefits of wireless networks, and we've probably heard most of the horror stories. Ten recommendations to bring security on your WLAN to 'good enough.'
Olympus' latest 4 megapixel digital camera offers 4 megapixel resolution, full manual operation, advanced photographic features and 3X optical zoom lens, and costs less than $500.
New web filtering system offers a SmartFilter option that's aimed at home offices and small businesses that want a firmer grasp on employee Web activity.
Your Web site's not even trying to capture leads or build your opt-in email list? Encourage opt in through your site. Here's how.
At about $300 street price, the ORiNOCO Wireless Internet Kit is a great value. It comes with an RG-1100 Broadband Gateway, a PC Card for a laptop and a USB Client for a desktop system. What you don't get with this ORiNOCO kit is the type of the configuration flexibility found in other 802.11b products, poor documentation and a host of other shortcomings.
Looking to save a few (thousand) bucks on your next storage networking purchase? The answer may lie in the highly active market for previously owned equipment. Read on to find out how you can get what you need for much less than you thought.
Gateway's E-Series desktop computers promise long lifecycles and good price and performance, and feature a new graphite and platinum design.
Rich media is winning online converts and effectively selling products. We profile a winning case study.
Here's a quick reference for those who need to implement NAT on networks, especially small networks that include Active Directory.
You can use Windows Explorer to manage folders and files, but you can also use a pair of scissors to mow your lawn. If you're interested in world-class searching, previewing, organizing, and synchronizing with custom File/Open dialogs and multiple, and quick-launch desktops, check out Ontrack's $30 utility.
Apple's new 1U rack-mount server promises to be a faster and cheaper alternative to comparable products from Dell, IBM and Sun.
A new Experian study indicates that 97% of online merchants have been hit by fraud in the last year. To address this, WorldPay's WorldAlert promises to alert merchants to fraud in real time.
A new virus called W32/Yaha.E takes out the Pakistan Government website while Worm/Klez continues to be a major problem.
With money tight, some savvy IT managers are cutting costs by double-checking their support contracts for too much coverage. They're also examining software licenses to make sure they're not paying for programs that aren't being used.
Yamaha's new CD recorder offers a new design, 24x rewrite speeds, and a $300 software bundle.
Are you doing enough to control the viruses and spam coming in across your mail servers? Here are solutions and techniques for Groupwise, Sendmail, and Exchange.
What makes Yahoo Messenger interesting isn't the client itself - it's what marketers can do with it
When planning an online advertising campaign, here's what determines which ad formats and placements a media buyer recommends to her clients.
Are your desktop computers too slow? Here's advice on selecting the right desktop, as well as an overview of our reviews and previews.
Although it hasn't been unleashed on the Internet, a new virus is able to infect both Windows 32 systems and Linux operating systems, making it the first virus with cross-platform capabilities.
New features in Kurant's e-business software may make it appeal more to small businesses.
ViewSonic unveils its latest tablet PC, and LCD and plasma products.
Sony releases its newest LCD displays that include a 20-inch model and a feature for reducing energy consumption.
When it comes to running a website, performance and reliability are king. Here's a look at some of the most common issues affecting Web performance and how to identify and catch those thieving scoundrels.
D-Link's entry into higher speed WLANs is secure (152-bit WEP), fast, and offers better performance at greater distances than other 802.11a access points we've seen.
Marketing shouldn't be about the occasional one-off print ad or quickie campaign. To be successful, you need to incorporate winning techniques into your everyday marketing practice.
EZQuest's new 48X drive is designed to be 20% faster than 40X drives and work with Macs and PCs.
Instant messaging itself doesn't create security threats, but the people who use IM do, according to a new survey of security managers.
Photoshop has become the standard by which graphics applications are judged. Even so, Adobe knows they can't rest on their laurels if they're to maintain pole position in a competitive market. The latest release, version 7.0, has a bunch of new features that are sure to delight the novice and experienced user alike.
Hold on! Before you hit 'send' on your next campaign, make sure you've done this indispensable groundwork.
Thinking about installing a wireless LAN? Here are some important things to keep in mind so you end up with a system that adequately serves your business needs.
HP's new digital copier printer promises an affordable space-saving design with many of the features of larger copiers.
Everyone loves a good security horror story when it's someone else's security that's horrifying. Sticking to some basics can ease your fears about your own network while others swap war stories.
When was the last time you saw a product with the spiffy new USB 2.0 interface that also promises to work with any old 16MB Pentium PC and even DOS? We check out Micro Solutions' multi-compatible CD-RW drive, designed for backup or recovery duty with just about any desktop or notebook with PC Card, parallel, or USB interface.
Whether you're emailing to market directly or publishing an e-newsletter, you can test your mailings and improve your results.
Sony's newest desktop PCs feature multimedia capabilities to edit videos and store them onto DVD discs.
Microsoft tries to make it easy to set up a Windows XP network for sharing an Internet connection, files, and printers... but things seldom go as planned. If you've got a Windows-based peer-to-peer TCP/IP network that's having problems, here are some tricks and advice to get your network back on track.
While the global reach of the Internet is largely recognized, a recent study has found that many American consumers use the Web to connect with local service-based businesses and 60 percent of all online requests for quotes (RFQs) are for services, as opposed to hard goods.
Pacific Software's NewsMail2U promises an affordable online e-mail broadcasting service that allows businesses of any size to send personalized e-mails conveniently and for as low as $0.01 per e-mail.
Greencomputer newest server line promises stronger intrusion detection security for small businesses.
Whether you want to connect to a wireless gateway or wish to set up a peer-to-peer network, Intel's wireless Ethernet adapters are worth a look.
For online advertisers, does the advantage of being seen counter the disadvantage of being despised? The paradoxical marketing effect of pop-up ads is a real one some advertisers might wisely consider. Just because you got 1 million people to see your ad doesn't mean you'll sell enough product to justify the fact most of them want to see your head on a pike!
Wireless slide projection may be going mainstream: projector veteran NEC is releasing a series of three with 802.11b-connection built in.
Dell's new PowerConnect network switches promise flexibility and gigabit ethernet performance.
Online shoppers are concerned about disclosing their personal information but most would give up the data for a chance at winning some cash.
This new version promises improved word accuracy and format retention to convert scanned documents into editable text.
VirusScan ASaP promises automated updates without internet connectivity and improved protection for dial-up users.
Optimizing your site so it may obtain the most search hits involves far more than just fiddling with web pages. You have to carefully select keywords and focus your efforts on them to achieve maximum success. Here's how.
Gateway elevates its economy-class desktop with Intel's new, Pentium-4-based 1.7GHz Celeron, 845GL 'Extreme Graphics' chipset, USB 2.0, and sleek 15-inch LCD monitor. You get a lot to like for $1,099 - but will home-PC buyers balk at even that value after the dirt-cheap deals of a few months ago?
An enterprise serious about its WLAN can't just pick products off the shelf and expect to get the performance needed. A lot of thought and planning must go into getting just the right kind of access point.
A recent Computer Security Institute/FBI survey reported that 78% of companies polled detected employee misuse of their Internet access privileges. Read about what some IT managers have done and what you can do to address this problem.
Available now, the unit is a notebook sized wireless server, or a 'network in a box,' according to Toshiba, with 802.11 connectivity options.
Which online ads turn consumers off and which turn them on? Ask some and find out for yourself.
Envisioning that your Web site is courting your visitors may be a good way to make some improvements. Here are some ways to equate your e-store's relationship with its customers to the dating process where hopefully everyone will live happily ever after.
Agere's BG-2000 is no wireless speed demon, but this 2-port Ethernet/802.11b Internet router is a breeze to use and builds in some good security (proprietary 152-bit WEP).
Network monitoring applications can alert you to potential trouble. We discuss tools that are available for Windows and Linux that may appeal to network administrators and tech-oriented business owners.
A pizza joint needed to boost its Web site traffic. Mission accomplished. The one restaurant is now a franchise, and most of its competition is out of business. Here's what it did - and how you can apply its strategy to your business.
ViewSonic's latest LCD displays are designed to be affordable, as well as offer high performance in a sleek design.
By now, organizations with plenty of telecommuters aren't strangers to VPN's but network managers are finding possibilities and problems as they expand the VPN's role.
Fujitsu's LifeBook S Series Notebook now offers wireless capabilities and enhanced performance.
A new study by a network security company concludes that employees misusing their Internet connections on the job are forging a path for spam to flood into their companies' inboxes. Here's a look at the problem and a policy that may minimize the nuisance.
A recently released report charts the course for online advertisers.
You've seen hefty desktop-replacement notebooks with jumbo 15-inch screens and Pentium 4 power -- but Toshiba's 1.7GHz, GeForce4 Go multimedia showpiece is under 7.5 pounds, under $2,500, and packed with sleek design features and luxury frills. Does this streamlined system promise laptop nirvana?
There's not a lot you can't communicate to customers via email. E-newsletters are a highly effective means of bundling multiple messages.
New PC label printer promises to cut label printing time to seconds and output high quality permanent labels from any application.
Choices for home and small business WLAN gateways are plentiful, but simplicity, easy setup, and design may yet distinguish Intel's otherwise unremarkable wireless gateway.
Worm/Klez.G continues its unrelenting march to become the top infector of all time and the Kazaa file sharing network gets its own worm.
NETGEAR announced home and small business networking solutions that include the NETGEAR 4-Port Cable/DSL Web Safe Router (RP614) and the NETGEAR 5-port and 8-port Fast Ethernet Switches (FS605 and FS608).
NxTrend Technology, a provider of distribution software, recently announced its bizLinx eCatalog that may allow businesses to offer rich content and improve the product search functionality of eSales.
Sun Microsystems' enterprise pricing at $25-$50 may provide a viable and affordable alternative to proprietary Office suites.
Tired of having to dedicate one of your workgroup PCs to printer duty? Linksys has a new Wireless PrintServer that is inexpensive, easy to use, and is compatible with the wireless 802.11b standard as well as most printers on the market today.
If you want to use IM to reach family, friends and those you deal with in business, chances are good they're on AOL's public network. Here's an overview of how AOL's client can work for businesses.
Panicware.NET, an online Web privacy/cleaning service, promises to 'clean' a PC from anywhere.
Sun is branching out into new markets with the release of the Sun Cobalt RaQ 550. The product is intended to be a great Web server while also being suitable for other applications such as content filtering and delivery and enterprise WAN/LAN management.
People's online expectations have skyrocketed over the last few years and many will instantly reject any Web site that doesn't meet their standards, never to return. Here are ways to tell if your Web site is helping or driving away your business.
MicronPC's latest ClientPro 325 offers a flexible design that is designed to be configured from an entry-level desktop computer to a high-end performance PC.
Privacyware, a new Internet security solution for desktop and mobile PCs, promises strong online security, simple 'out-of-the-box' performance, easy advanced configuration, and a low price.
Is your agency opting for inefficiency when it makes your media buys? Here's how to tell, and what to do if it is.
Canon's newest six-color inkjet delivers one-minute photos (for 4 by 6-inch prints) with gorgeous quality and economical separate ink cartridges - and doesn't even need a PC to print contact sheets or selected images from a digital camera's memory card.
If you've been considering a digital camera to take pictures for Web sites, catalogs, or promotional materials, here's what to look for.
A new offering promises a secure online payment gateway service that can perform fraud screening.
Everyone wants to be connected faster and 802.11a answers the call. D-Link now provides a robust 802.11a access point which has robust security and encryption and provides much higher data throughput rates than that of 802.11b.
New solution promises data protection and business continuity by mirroring and replicating data to multiple locations in real-time.
Microsoft announced that it will deliver an integrated retail management solution for small to medium-sized retail businesses (SMBs) via the acquisition of Sales Management Systems, a provider of retail point-of-sale (POS) technology.
What can bring your brand, corporate image, and tech infrastructure to their knees before you know it's happened? Spoofing-spam email that looks like it's coming from your company. If you think regular spam is bad, this is even worse.
What kind of e-business are you developing? One that will make an immediate impact in the market and generate a proliferation of one-time sales, or a business that will grow steadily over time, inspiring long-term loyalty?
Apple recently introduced Xserve, a 1U rack-mount server that's designed to appeal to business and education customers.
This new Windows-based accounting solution promises features that are now available only to mid-market and larger enterprises using much higher-priced systems that require strong internal IT support.
New service promises to blocks unwanted messages and track down spammers.
This Internet payroll system now features a Web-based time and attendance solution for small- and medium-sized businesses.
Good navigation allows readers to find the content they want by moving through a Web site using classification links. It should be designed in a simple, clear, consistent, and functional manner -- like a traffic light, not a neon light.
Twist and shoot: Affordable digital cameras with crisp two-megapixel resolution and optical zoom are no longer rare, but Nikon's newest is still an eye-opener, thanks to a versatile swiveling lens. Better yet, its compact shape conceals some smart options or optimizations for common picture-taking situations.
When desktop space is at a premium, a multifunction device that combines a printer, a scanner, and a fax can be an excellent option. Here's what to look for.
You know you shouldn't settle for a 1.3-megapixel digital camera or one without a real zoom lens, but Toshiba can save you a few bucks while giving you genuine 1,792 by 1,200 resolution, 3X optical zoom, and more. Is there a catch, or is this a great digital camera bargain?
Intuit's new point-of-sale system consists of software and a bar code scanner, magnetic stripe reader, cash drawer, and receipt printer so retail stores can better manage their businesses.
If your wireless LAN isn't performing as well as you would like it to, it may be due to a phenomenon known as multipath. Here's what multipath propagation is, and how you may solve the problem and increase the speed of your wireless network.
Buzzwords or reality? Are marketers so hung up on 'permission,' 'opt-in,' and 'solicited' that they forget they're actually... advertising?
While there hasn't been an entirely foolproof method for eliminating the uninvited mail, here are some suggestions for reducing the amount.
SmartDisk's portable 16x10x24 Firewire CD-R/W drive promises to quickly store data and music on CDs and requires no battery or AC adapter.
Integrating instant messaging into electronic retailing sites became a hot topic late last year. We examine a combination platform that addresses both e-commerce and instant messaging from both ends of the buying equation.
Viral marketing isn't just a consumer phenomenon. Your most passionate corporate customers can prove to be your company's infectious advocates.
Pioneer's upcoming cable-based home-networking gateway will combine a DOCSIS 1.0/1.1 compliant modem, router-gateway, and wireless base station (802.11b compliant) in a single device.
Gateway's 200 ultraportable notebook offers standard wireless connectivity and sports a stylish new design.
The right publisher - and the right publication - can link you directly to your target audience. A respected title can also add value to your brand. Our expert shows you how.
Casio's PDA has a bright color display, CompactFlash expansion slot, Internet and e-mail capability, and deft handwriting recognition and personal information management, and it's under six ounces and cost less than $200. Is this the ultimate handheld-PC bargain?
Web design packages generate HTML documents, the format used to display information on the Web. If you're not familiar with HTML, these programs offer wizards, tutorials, templates, and graphics to get you started. We review five Web design packages that can help you build a compelling Web presence.
Can co-branding benefit your online marketing campaign? Our expert defines the topic, looks at the hype and the reality of co-branding -- and defines ground rules for successful co-branding for both parties.
NETGEAR's latest VPN Firewall router offers stateful packet inspection, denial of service protection, intrusion detection, and VPN endpoint capabilities for less than $150.
X10's new FloodCam promises a do-it-yourself surveillance system that transmits an intruder's actions to a VCR or PC.
In a crowded market, Belkin's 802.11b router distinguishes itself by packing a lot of capabilities into a highly-polished product that's perfect for a small-office environment.
Dell's low-end notebook comes with a Pentium 4-M processor and may appeal to the needs of value-conscious customers.
ZyXEL's latest ADSL Router offers a built-in firewall and VPN capabilities.
As the Internet becomes less of a novelty and more a part of people's daily lives, the tone and placement of your advertising should shift accordingly.
Epson's new PowerLite 8200i promises to deliver 3,500 ANSI lumens and a 600:1 contrast ratio.
U.S. Robotics' new Wireless Access Point, Wireless Access PC Card and Wireless Access PCI Adapter promise to connect multiple PCs at speeds up to 22 Mbps in the 2.4GHz band and offer full 802.11b compatibility.
When repurposing television or theater ads for the Internet, take some simple steps to adapt the creative to the environment.
DVD discs can hold up to 4.7GB of data to backup files and store videos. But is this the right time to buy a DVD burner? We tell you why it may be better to wait.
This external hard drive lets you add a whopping 160GB of storage space to almost any firewire equipped PC or Mac. There is no easier or faster way to add this much hard drive space.
Canon's new integrated camera lets users control the camera and monitor live video over the internet or LAN.
Understanding linking and link popularity is crucial for achieving high search engine rankings - and avoiding penalties for abusing the often-times unspoken rules.
Worm/Klez.G dominates all other viruses during April and continues to spread.
In the world of permission-based email marketing, recipients should always have the right to reconsider.
This new accounting solution, which is a companion application to Intuit's popular QuickBooks Pro, is targeted towards the needs of non-profit organizations.
U.S. Robotics rounds out its portfolio of wired and wireless networking products.
Sony's VAIO PCG-VX88 promises a 14.1-inch screen, full-size keyboard, and integrated wireless in a 'thin-and-light' profile notebook.
With the economy the way it is, small businesses may want to make do with what the IT resources that you currently have, and figure out inexpensive ways to extend their life, performance and functionality. To help out, here is a three step fitness plan.
If U.S. lawmakers push through new online privacy rules, industry watchers say companies running e-commerce sites will have a long, expensive and complicated job in front of them.
Protecting computers from viruses is just as important as locking doors and turning on your burglar alarm. If your company uses e-mail, shares files, and surfs the Internet, then you are engaging in activities that allow viruses to spread from one computer to the next. Here's what to look for in an anti-virus solution.
Sony's rewritable DVD drive can adequately save data and video onto DVD+RW discs and works as a CD-RW drive, but its technology is outdated. For now, it's best to wait before buying this technology.
New Version 9.0 offers complete time & billing module, daily business manager and interactive multimedia training.
New security appliance for small businesses and consumers promises enterprise-class VPN/security and ease of use for under $300.
Is every campaign an 11th hour sprint to the finish line? Consider the suggestions in this article. They can help save you time, money, and hassles. And it's likely that your e-mail could be more focused and motivating to your audience.
BenQ's FP882 LCD offers a wide viewable angle and a large 18.1-inch screen size.
U.S. Robotics Introduced a suite of 22 mbps, high-speed wireless networking products that promise full 802.11b compatibility.
According to a recent study, 2001 online fraud losses were 19 times as high as offline fraud losses.
Adobe's newest Photoshop 7.0 promises to deliver a comprehensive tool set to help photographers and designers.
New retail solution from Intuit assists those businesses that work with point of sales to manage inventories and sales.
McAfee.com SecurityCenter, a new service, promises to inform and protect small businesses by determining their vulnerability to internet threats.
A new kit from Belkin Offers users a PCI card, hub, and cable to upgrade a PC so it may connect with USB 2.0 devices.
Targeting could be considered the Holy Grail of media online buying, such is its promise. That's why newcomers and old-timers alike are introducing new technologies designed to enhance targeting capabilities.
Hefty three-spindle laptop designs are history. Slim two-spindle notebooks with swappable device bays are today's smart choice, and Gateway's is one of the lightest and most affordable - $1,699 with 1.06GHz Pentium III power, a DVD/CD-RW drive, a great screen and keyboard, and Windows XP Professional. We put this 5.8-pound desktop alternative to the test.
Epson's PowerLite projectors weigh only 4.3 pounds and can display at up to 2,000 ANSI Lumens.
Verio's new e-mail product is designed to let businesses retrieve domain-based e-mail remotely from any computer with Internet access. WebMail is offered as both an add-on to Verio's UNIX shared Web hosting and e-commerce plans, as well as a standalone product.
If your wireless LAN applications require high performance, then you're probably choosing between 802.11a or waiting for 802.11g. Before making this important choice, we compare and contrast the two competing technologies and explain which one can best fit your needs.
Barricade's new Cable/DSL Broadband Router promises increased security and VPN support, while its new PCI Adapter incorporates a firewall.
The new WORKiO DP-6010, 4510 and 3510 digital systems promise to copy, print, scan and fax, and support the document needs of workgroups of 20 or more.
New product may enable online direct marketers to receive more qualified leads to their Web site, increase the likelihood that leads will convert into buyers, and let them pay for traffic on a per-click basis.
One expert believes that dynamic screensaver technology is the killer app for communicating with a business' customers, affiliates, and employees. Here's how.
Many small businesses forget to take the time to store important papers properly, and can have difficulty finding them when they need them most. Here are suggestions on how to safely store and archive documents.
Central Command, a provider of PC anti-virus software and computer security services, released its monthly listing of the top twelve viruses reported for March, 2002.
At $129.99, Linksys' EtherFast Cable Modem is designed to be an affordable solution for businesses that want to take advantage of high-speed cable-based Internet connections.
New QuickBooks Software is the first Intuit solution designed and priced for businesses with 20 to 250 employees.
Is it the right time to buy an LCD monitor? We evaluate the NEC MultiSync LCD1850E and Samsung SyncMaster 171B. Perhaps flat is where it's at.
This new solution may help companies deliver a guided selling storefront on their web sites.
New internet privacy device protects consumers and small offices that use high-speed internet connections.
Intacct's new supporting documents application stores and retrieves documents and associates them with accounting transactions.
Oracle Small Business Suite, an online accounting system, offers a new graphical Web page that's designed to summarize a company's critical business information
2Wire's 2Wire OfficePortal broadband router, which combines a router and firewall, promises home office and small office users networking functionality and security and ease of use.
Once intimidating projects like setting up a remote office that must also support telecommuters is now a breeze with products like the SOHO RouteFinder VPN. While not perfect, this product has all the features needed for such an undertaking.
There's nothing like the word of a trusted expert when it comes to selling things online.
Why do people fall prey to bad information on the Internet? Here's a process for assessing the information quality (I.Q.) of Web sites that helps you easily distinguish the gold from the garbage.
If your shoulder strains as you speak on the phone and you often need to walk around as you talk, you may be a prime candidate for a cordless telephone headset. In this buyer's guide, we review the Logitech Cordless Telephone & PC Headset and Plantronics CS10.
Small business owners who want to backup data onto DVD discs and burn DVD movies may find lots to like about HP's dvd100i drive. However, when it comes to writing on DVDs, the technology is still maturing and there's more to come.
BenQ announced the latest addition to its digital display lineup, the Professional Series flat panel FP2081.
Multiactive's Maximizer offers enhanced sales opportunity management, an ability to track additional customer information, integration with Outlook and Palm, and improved reporting features.
Gateway, Inc. introduces its Solo 1450 notebook computer - a $999 system that comes with a one-year warranty and service and support.
Terra Lycos' subscription based service promises to let members to communicate and share documents in a private web space that's free of banner ads.
Sony's latest CLII handhelds offer flip-and-swivel screens and integrated extras like a camera, keyboard and MP3 player.
Is it possible to increase your click-through rates overnight? We know firms that have, and the best part: it's simple and doesn't cost anything. You can easily apply it to your email newsletter and hopefully see similar results.
Connected Corporation introduced a customized version of the company's Connected TLM software that is designed to provide small businesses with enterprise-class data protection.
Most small business owners (66%) are using the Internet as a tool to help them run their businesses, according to the OPEN Small Business Network 2002 Monitor from American Express. And marketing, advertising, and research rank among the top tasks performed.
The latest version of GoLive, Adobe's Web authoring tool, offers comprehensive workgroup server features that let development teams work together on projects and advanced capabilities for Web professionals.
Hewlett-Packard descends from its premium-priced printer throne to join the low-cost laser brawl with a $249 LaserJet. But while HP steps down to that price, Samsung steps up to it, adding enhancements to its $199 personal laser. Which is the better buy?
CheckFree and Whitney National Bank announced that Whitney has incorporated CheckFree's WebPay for Small Business service as part of its Whitney Business Online offering. According to the companies, Whitney Business BillPay offers small business customers a customized electronic bill payment application that enables easy and secure online payment of all bills.
This new gateway promises a secure and affordable way to scale single broadband connections over small business networks.
Compaq's Presario 2800 and Evo N800 feature MultiPort wireless solutions and new Pentium 4 processors.
Compatible with Macintosh and PCs, Western Digital's new external hard drive promises a fast, easy way to add storage in a space-efficient, stackable enclosure.
If you're currently looking for new e-mail lists, perhaps you should first take a good, hard look at your own house list and make an effort to expand it. Here's how.
The D-LinkAir DWL-900AP Combination Wireless Bridge or Access Point promises to link one building to another with up to 900 feet between them, while a 'point-to-multipoint' mode should let users connect multiple locations wirelessly.
Dell's latest notebooks promise faster processors; large, bright displays; and wireless options.
What do you do when your computers get too slow to handle the latest accounting, CAD, or graphics applications, or when files get too numerous for hard drives to hold? Eventually, you'll have to upgrade your systems to stay ahead of the curve and save yourself money in the long run. Here's how.
Nikon's Coolpix 995 is famous for letting you frame a shot in its LCD monitor while swiveling its lens to odd angles. Its new 5-megapixel cousin does the same thing in reverse, letting you aim the camera any which way while keeping sight of the shot in a swiveling monitor, and adds impressive manual controls. But is it worth a grand in these days of digital bargains?
Solid performance and excellent multimedia features make this Sony desktop replacement notebook one to consider.
Based on a recent study, the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) identified the top ten things that online retailers are doing to boost their bottom lines. Perhaps there's something here that can assist your e-commerce efforts.
Greencomputer's new 1GHz network server appliance promises fast performance and strong security and may appeal to small businesses, schools and branch offices.
Hewlett-Packard introduces three new HP LaserJet multifunction printer systems that may help small businesses print, copy, scan, fax, and digitally send documents through the Internet
A new partnership with Gotmarketing will add e-mail marketing capabilities to Oracle Small Business Suite.
Agere Systems' new ORiNOCO AP-200 is designed to be the first dual 10/100 Ethernet port wireless access point that's optimized for use in small office environments.
Toshiba's latest notebook offers an innovative Clear Touchpad that can launch functions such as a calculator, 10-keypad, and more.
Sony's upcoming DVD+RW/+R drives will finally support write-once capabilities.