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Internet, intranets, tech magazines-thisengine searches it all.

Stuck in a search rut? Online search engines aren't youronly option. AskOnce from Xerox aims to refine searching by allowingaccess to all the information available to you via a single query.The program's simple and advanced searches scour the Internet,your intranets, DocuShare (Xerox's Web-based storage space),tech magazines and specific databases. The simple search resemblesa typical search engine but accesses more information. The advancedsearch is less intuitive but more robust-offering tools such asscheduled searches. For finding documents buried in your network,AskOnce is handy, but its online capabilities fall short of a goodWeb meta-search engine. The price for 50-user licenses starts at$7,000 (street).

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