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Reviews of Shrinkwrap, MyITware and ZipMagic 2000

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Splitting image: Aladdin Systems' ShrinkWrap lets Mac users make exact byte-for-byte copies of their hard-drives, CD-ROMs or floppies. ShrinkWrap is ideal if you're looking to clone Mac configurations throughout your office--it even places the icons in the right place. A drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to create an exact disk image of an original source disk or CD-ROM for transmission over the Internet, giving you an effective way to send and receive data as images. It also makes it possible for users without a CD-ROM to run the "CD" directly off their desktop and includes StuffIt compression to minimize a file's size. Great for backups and archiving, ShrinkWrap requires Mac OS 7.1.1 or higher. It's free for a 30-day trial ($29.95 after that) at or by calling (800) 850-3388.

PC manager:MyITware is designed to help optimize PC resources and reduce the total cost of ownership for organizations with a minimum of 25 PCs. To reduce the cost of your company's PCs, you need to enact certain usage policies, such as acceptable software applications, Web access and so on. MyITware conducts an inventory to show what's installed on all systems, and a usage auditing feature lets you monitor how the applications are used. This can eliminate costly technical support issues, reduce your liability for unlicensed software usage, and even save you the money you pay for support for unused programs. This is an affordable, Windows-based computer management option at $29 per client. Visit or call (888) 694-8927.

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