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Acronis updates Disk Director

San Francisco-based Acronis Inc., a maker of storage management software, announced the launch of Acronis Disk Director Suite 9.0. The package includes the industry’s only dual-mode disk partitioning capabilities for advanced and novice users, multiboot management, the ability to recover lost or deleted disk partitions and their data, the ability to edit disk drives at the sector level, and a unified, Windows XP-like user interface that places all capabilities of the product on a single screen.

Andale releases eBay tool

Mountain View-based Andale Inc., which offers eBay market intelligence and auction management services, launched Research Pro, a downloadable application that provides market research to high-volume sellers sell on eBay. Andale Research, powered by Andale’s proprietary Market Intelligence technology, uses closed eBay auction data to provide users with unparalleled information and intelligence on the eBay marketplace. This research tool for high volume sellers is the first one of its kind, and provides businesses looking at eBay as a potential high-volume sales channel with detailed market information. These sellers are able to research a wide range of inventory items at the same time.

Live365 releases Radio365

Foster City-based Internet radio network Live365 launched Radio365, a new application-based Internet radio player for the Windows and Mac platforms. Radio365 allows desktop access to thousands of Live365 stations, with many channels in full CD-quality and all without pop-ups or other visual advertisements. Listeners can browse stations by genre or search the network for stations that play a particular artist, album or track and similar offerings.

Nortel enhances convergence portfolio

Santa Clara-based Nortel Networks announced enhancements to its convergence-ready data product portfolio. These enhancements are designed to simplify the transition from multiple voice and data networks to a single converged infrastructure. This makes it possible for small-to-medium businesses (SMB) and enterprise customers to have greater integration with their customer and partner networks, regardless of whether they are fully converged or at the initial stages of migration. The new capabilities of the convergence-ready data portfolio enable customers to fortify their local area networks (LAN) at their own pace as they implement IP Telephony, video, SIP-based collaboration applications and other technologies. Specifically, this allows customers and businesses to realize the full promise of convergence via product upgrades to security, resiliency, availability and fail-over capabilities.

Macrovision debuts Flexnet Manager

Santa Clara-based Macrovision Corp. introduced Flexnet Manager, a software asset management system that is designed to optimize the value of a company’s investment in various software application packages through centralized license management and accurate usage reporting. Available immediately, Flexnet Manager is an extension of Macrovision Flexnet, the industry standard for software licensing. Macrovision’s software management products are in use by more than 800 enterprises, including Ford, Northrup Grumman, Motorola, and Shell. FLEXnet Manager consists of two modules: The Administration Module centralizes software license operations, lowers administrative costs and improves productivity for end users and administrators. The Reporting Module optimizes the use of existing software licenses and planning for future expenditures through centralized reporting of license usage.

Integnology gains SBA status

Santa Clara-based Integnology Corp., a provider of outsourced engineering service nationally, has been awarded the designation of Section 8(a) Business Development Program participant by the U.S. Small Business Administration. At the same time, it has been certified as a Small Disadvantaged Business in the Federal SDB program. Integnology primarily operates in northern California and in the greater Denver-Boulder region of Colorado.

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