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Papows elected board chairman of ZixIt

ZixIt Corp. in Dallas., Tex. has announced Jeff Papows, former president and chief executive officer of Lotus and current president and chief executive officer of Maptuit Corp., has been elected chairman of the board of ZixIt Corp. David P. Cook will continue in his role as president and chief executive officer. In addition to assuming the customary duties of chairman, Papows will have direct responsibility for the sales and marketing management of ZixIt products and services. Papows was first elected to the board of ZixIt Corporation in March 2000.

Wireless Knowledge adds Domino tool

Wireless Knowledge, Inc., a Microsoft Corp and QUALCOMM Inc. company based in San Diego, Calif., has announced a new addition to its Workstyle Server product line, Workstyle Server for Lotus Domino. Expected to ship later this year, the new product enables mobile workers to access Lotus Domino-based enterprise information using a variety of mobile Internet-ready devices. Wireless Knowledge will work with wireless service providers, including AT&T Wireless, Nextel and Sprint PCS, to jointly market and sell the product nationwide to enterprise customers. Workstyle for Lotus Domino will also be available directly from Wireless Knowledge.

Two European companies form KM alliance

Unipower Systems' Knowledge Management Group has announced a new alliance with German company, IntraWare AG., a developer of generic products for eManagement, groupware and workflow applications. Their products are totally platform independent of any system and integrate within a Lotus Notes environment. Unipower Systems and IntraWare will work to develop knowledge management solutions for companies in the United Kingdom.

IT Factory strikes FOCAL point

Cambridge, Mass.-based IT Factory, an international supplier of collaborative e-business solutions, and FOCAL Groupware in Iceland have formed a cooperative agreement that will extend the collaborative business application functionality available to IT Factory customers. Under the terms of the agreement IT Factory will assist FOCAL Groupware by bringing its application software to market, and FOCAL Groupware will make its software compatible with IT Factory architecture.

Antigen users get Sophos' scan engine free

Sybari Software, Inc., an antivirus and security specialist for groupware solutions in East Northport, N.Y., is giving its installed customer base Sophos' scan engine at no cost for the length of their existing Antigen license agreement. Sybari and Sophos, a corporate virus protection firm in Wakefield, Mass., entered into a technology agreement last March. The agreement offered Sybari Antigen purchasers the option of selecting the Sophos scan engine for virus scanning.

Evaluation copies of Antigen for Notes or Exchange are available for download from the Sybari Web site:

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