Online Accounting: Move
your desktop-based accounting program to the Web with Oracle Small Business Suite
version 7.6. Formerly known as NetLedger, this online tool
offers basic accounting and payroll tools, a Web site for your
business and an online store to sell your goods. New in this
version is the custom records feature, which allows you to build
your own database. All these features start at $1,200 (all prices
street) per year.
PC Protection: Take your
company's network security to another level. Zone Labs
(www.zonelabs.com), known for its line of personal firewall
products, is now offering a centrally managed security system for
$80 per user. Zone Labs Integrity takes the company's firewall
technology and applies it to every PC in your enterprise-even those
in remote offices.
Keeping in Touch: Different
operating systems don't have to keep you disconnected.
PC-Mac-Net FileShare 1.0 from Lava Software enables secure file transfers
between Windows PCs and Mac-based machines over a LAN or the
Internet. Transfers can be paused and resumed, and files are
automatically renamed to ensure compatibility. Pricing starts at
Search Solutions: Don't
waste time searching-find what you're looking for with AltaVista
Enterprise Search. This application can search more than 225
file formats to find files hidden anywhere in your PC. Pricing is
on a per-user basis, averaging around $25 per seat, with volume
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