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Actioneer launches new software

Actioneer Inc., Cambridge, Mass., has made available its Actioneer Pro 4.0 for Lotus Notes, software that enables Notes users to fetch information from or deposit information into Lotus Notes databases. The new database access feature answers an increasing need by users such as customer service and sales personnel to gain easy access to information residing in Notes databases. The company said Actioneer eliminates much of the time-consuming point and click navigation usually needed to access Lotus Notes or the Web. Keywords contained in action messages entered into Actioneer's capture window trigger software connectors that launch intelligent agents which drill down into Notes or within Web sites to complete desired actions for the user. It costs $60.

Metalmail now offers readers

Metamail Inc., Toronto, Canada, an e-mail publishing company, has released Reader for users of both Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise. The new Reader enables users to experience Metamail's XML-based technology, and extends opportunities for electronic marketers to reach customers with branded messages. Metamail expands its tight integration for most popular e-mail client applications to include Lotus Notes and Novell GroupWise as well as Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. These extensions provide tightly integrated support for Metamail messages in the user's existing e-mail application inbox.

Learning Worlds develops e-mail attachment applet

Learning Worlds Inc., New York, has developed a software applet to help people send e-mail attachments. Called theAttacher, the applet installs itself in Microsoft Outlook 2000 and works by scanning e-mail text for key words that indicate the sender intends to an include an attachment. If no attachment is present, it opens a dialogue window, prompting the sender to include the attachment or ignore the message. The product can be customized and configured for each individual user. New versions for the Netscape Messenger and Eudora e-mail programs will be available in May.

Groove signs on 200 partners

Groove Networks Inc., Beverly, Mass., a peer-to-peer business software company founded by Lotus Notes creator Ray Ozzie, has signed up more than 200 partnership agreements with companies that intend to develop, deploy and service business solutions based on the company?s peer computing solution platform. Less than six months after introducing the Groove Preview Edition, the Groove Networks partner program now includes such partners as custom software solutions designers, packaged software developers and strategic consultants.

GROUP Technologies and Trend Micro team up on security

GROUP Technologies of Karlsruhe,Germany, the parent company of GROUP Software, USA, and Trend Micro of Unterschlei?im, Germany, have joined up to make Trend Micro's anti-virus technology fully integrated into GROUP Technologies securiQ Suite product line. GROUP Technologies and GROUP Software are providers of the securiQ Suite family of content security software for the Lotus Notes/Domino and Microsoft Exchange messaging platforms. The companies said securiQ Suite customers will benefit from an extended range of anti- virus technologies offered by the Trend Micro Scan Engine, a scan technology package. The collaboration will also provide a native virus scanner for both the AS/400 and S/390 versions of Lotus Notes/Domino, the companies said.

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