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October 8, 2010 | Volume 7 Issue 40


TOP STORY: TechTip: Have You Considered IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite?
FEATURED ARTICLE: A Commitment to the IBM Midrange Market Shows in New Product Offerings
NEWS HIGHLIGHT: BOSaNOVA Plus V8 Released with Windows 7 Compatibility
FORUM: Spool File to Text Using Toolkit
ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: Implementing Object Level Security
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Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Have You Considered IBM Lotus Symphony Office Suite?

IBM's free Lotus Symphony office suite makes a case for a nice, lightweight office program to replace, or use in conjunction with, OpenOffice and Microsoft Office.

max_hetrickWritten by Max Hetrick

IBM has been around the document-processing field for a very long time. Almost everyone has heard of, or even used at one time, the IBM Lotus SmartSuite or Lotus Notes programs. Lotus was acquired by IBM in the mid to late 1990s and has grown into a pretty common business office platform.


Feature Article - Analysis
A Commitment to the IBM Midrange Market Shows in New Product Offerings

Crossroads Systems' new virtual tape-drive appliance for remote offices, a lower-cost midrange unit, and enhanced Continuous Data Protection software expand the range of its virtual tape backup solution from the desktop to the data center.

chris_smithWritten by Chris Smith

One of the highlights of the COMMON conference this week was learning about the progress that Crossroads Systems has made in expanding its product line to meet IBM user needs in the area of virtual tape backups.


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