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EnCross Enterprise WaveX SR-M610F (128MB)
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The feature-filled WaveX SR-M620F offers solid audio playback and mediocre FM reception, but the built-in speaker sets it apart.
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Sun Microsystems' StorEdge SRM management software now can be used in combination with Hitachi Data Systems' HiCommand software to control the high-end HDS storage system that Sun sells under its own label. Sun announced plans to sell the HDS 9900 storage systems in August. StorEdge SRM is used to manage a variety of storage and storage-networking components. HiCommand is used to manage HDS 9900 systems and to let other companies' software do the same.
i2 Technologies has completed its acquisition of RightWorks, furthering the software company's push to include collaborative e-commerce technology in its product portfolio. Under the terms of the agreement, a total of 5.35 million shares of i2's common stock, worth about $34.5 million, was exchanged for all of the outstanding capital stock of RightWorks, as well as the company's debt owed to investors. The deal had an estimated worth of about $114 million when it was announced in March. With RightWorks, i2 will provide software that allows companies and business-to-business marketplaces to manage spending across purchasing partners, Dallas-based i2 said on Wednesday. RightWorks software will be added to i2's Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) product line.
W. Quinn Associates, which sells software to manage data-storage systems, has won a multimillion-dollar contract under which Electronic Data Systems will install W. Quinn's software on more than 2,500 Windows 2000 servers used by the U.S. Navy. The deal, announced this week, is part of a $6.9 billion contract to build the Navy's internal Web site, used by 360,000 people at 300 bases. Reston, Va.-based W. Quinn's StorageCentral SRM software lets administrators monitor and control how much storage space computer users get. It also lets them boost security by preventing certain types of files from being written.