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Quick Takes: Jagre cuts prices on development tools

In this week's product roundup, Jagre lowers prices on its DXSuite Designer Tools, Teamstudio offers incentives to court customers, and Gallatin gives away its Domino marketing application.

Jagre cuts prices on development tools

Jagre, Inc. has reduced the price of the tools in its Jagre DXSuite Designer Tools suite for Lotus Notes database administrators, designers, and developers of approximately 55%. Prices for the majority of the tools in the suite, including Designer X, X-Report and X-Change, dropped from $450 to $200. Jagre said its lower prices reflect the weakening global economy.

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Teamstudio launches competitive upgrade program

Teamstudio, a Beverly, Mass.-based software tools provider for Lotus Notes/Domino developers, has released pricing incentives to developers who currently use competing products but choose to purchase the Teamstudio integrated development suite.

The Competitive Upgrade (TCU) program was created to help developers achieve their application development goals and enhance their ability to manage their applications. The TCU program will be honored through the U.S., U.K. and Japan. Details on which competing products are included in the incentive program can be obtained through Teamstudio.

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Gallatin offers free marketing software for R5

San Diego, Calif.-based Gallatin Technologies, Inc. is offering qualified businesses in the U.S. a free copy of its permission-based e-mail marketing application, kNEWS Professional, for Lotus Notes/Domino R5. The offer is valid through Jan. 31, 2002.

KNEWS is designed for companies that offer complex products or services such as printed newsletters or magazines sell through a channel partner network and use a Notes/Domino platform. To automate the process of gathering relevant e-mail addresses, a subscription database with a Web-based subscription form is included. A tracking and reporting database provides companies some insight as to which content is most valuable to their audiences, and it provides anonymous subscriber statistics.

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Australian group takes note of Lotus

IBM has announced that Lotus Software has been selected as the Australian Bureau of Statistics' preferred supplier of knowledge management software for four years. The ABS is the first major Australian customer to purchase KDS, a software product that links stakeholders in an organization with information.

IBM has had a business relationship with the ABS since the early 1990s. Under the terms of this Enterprise Software Agreement, the ABS will gain access to IBM's entire Lotus knowledge management and collaboration software suite including IBM Lotus Knowledge Discovery System, Lotus Sametime, Lotus QuickPlace, Lotus Domino.Doc, Lotus LearningSpace and Lotus Workflow. These additional capabilities leverage the ABS's existing Lotus Domino architecture.

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COMSAT takes e-mail to the sky

COMSAT Mobile Communications, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corp., has launched a mobile satellite data services called Mobile Packet Data Service. MPDS provides remote users with Internet protocol (IP) capability over satellite for portable and extremely reliable communications for Internet applications such as Web access, file transfer, and e-mail.

The service is designed to be a business communications tool for customers in data-intensive industries such as energy, mining, construction, engineering, transportation and government. MPDS offers the global communications bandwidth and speed required for extending enterprise networks into enterprises' field operations.

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