Mobile Tools - June 2004
Posted: 06.04 - By Teresa von Fuchs, Bryan Pedersen and Michelle Maisto

Making Sense of It All
Business Analytics is a business management software solution for WennSoft users interested in studying up-to-the-minute system data in requested combinations for critical analysis and forecasting. Analyze performance on any number of levels—profitability, labor productivity, you name it. Several reporting templates are included, though customization for specialized reporting needs will also be available. Price: Starts at $4,000 for two users.

Now Hear This
Stylish! New! For use with your Bluetooth phone, Plantronics offers the M2500 Bluetooth headset. The M2500 is lightweight and balanced for extreme comfort during extended wear and features the SoundGuide earpiece for enhanced sound quality. With the M2500, speak up to five hours with 120 hours of standby time, answer and end calls with one touch, access voice dialing, recall the last number dialed and reject an incoming call—all via the headset. Price: $89.95.

Top Secret
Defywire’s Government Application Suite promises secure, real-time access to government information systems through any wireless device such as cellular phones, PDAs and notebooks. Compliant with FIPS 140-2, the Government Application Suite was developed with input from government agencies and designed for organizations that need to supply mobile workers with information from a variety of sources to help them take appropriate action rapidly. Price: based on user configuration, starting around $100,000.

Connections, for the Elite
SMC Networks EliteConnect universal high power
wireless CardBus adapter includes 802.11a/b/g
standards for flexible connectivity. EliteConnect promises easy installation, multiple profile support and access point detection software for easy setup and use. The SMC2536W-AG also supports enterprise security standards with WPA and 64/128/152-bit WEP encryption, as well as 802.1x, EAP-MD5, -TLS, -TTLS, -PEAP and LEAP for user authentication. Price: $89.99.

Pack Rat
Lost files; deleted e-mails; a recycling bin with a hole in the bottom? Executive Software’s Undelete 4.0 promises to alleviate these concerns. It replaces the recycling bin with a “recovery bin,” placing all tossed-away files in a safe, recoverable area—even ones that typically bypass the recycling bin. Undelete wants to undo the time and cost of accessing tape backups. Price: Server version $300, $40 for the Workstation.

Quick and To Go
Si Speedy Invoice from Solid Innovation enables users to integrate the popular accounting software Quickbooks with their Palm OS devices. Once installed on the device of choice, users can synchronize with their back-office QuickBooks for accurate, on-the-spot, product look-up and invoicing functions. Price: $80.

Fight the Problem, Not the Source
Even after you update your anti-virus software definitions, you must combat new viruses already on the loose. Appfire Suite 2.0 from Platform Logic works to fix this incongruity by promising security from Day 0. Rather than combat viruses themselves, it looks for and stops irregular program behaviors, promising a proactive defense for the increasingly insecure cyberspace. Price: $5,000 per management server, $1,500 per server agent, $95 per desktop.


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