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Web-based meetings, security for Web surfers and more

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  • See You in Cyberspace: Web-based meetings will feel like they're face-to-face with MeetingPlace (www.meetingplace.net) from Latitude Communications. Offering integrated voice and Web conferencing, MeetingPlace lets attendees see who's speaking, chat with other attendees and share files. Pricing starts at $150 (all prices street) per user license per month, with volume discounts available.
  • Surf Safely: Software security changes, so make sure your browser has the latest security fixes with the free vulnerability test from Qualys (www.qualys.com). In just a few clicks, this Web service will identify potential problems with your version of Internet Explorer. Available for the Windows version only, Qualys' site leads you directly to patches you need to download in order to keep surfing safely.

Software defects cost the U.S. economy

$59.5

BILLION

per year

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology

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