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Stay Connected! Adds Auto-Redial

Stay Connected! Adds Auto-Redial InKline Global Inc. has debuted the latest version of its nifty Stay Connected! software that gets rid of those annoying timers and keeps you from getting disconnected from your ISP. "Nothing can disconnect you (not even an earthquake!) until you click disconnect," says InKline.

The upgrade includes a new "auto redial" to resume broken connections automatically, a configuration wizard, and a makeover to the interface. The company promises that its Emergency Response Team will be "hot on the heels" of any dialer changes to the major ISP that are supported, including America Online, CompuServe 2000, NetZero, AltaVista FreeAccess and others.

Information: Reader Response 321.

Legal Desktop

Omega Legal Systems Inc., of Phoenix, has announced its new Legal Desktop software. It helps legal professionals access client information, automate marketing mailings, access contact records, manage tasks and case work, search for conflicts and schedule events from the desktop. Omega, which targets mid- to large-sized firms, says the Legal Desktop combines with its time-and-billing and practice management software.

Information: Reader Response 322.

Casecentral Capital

San Francisco-based casecentral Inc. has announced that it has closed an $11 million Series B funding round, lead by Advanced Technology Ventures. ATV general partner Jos Henkens will join the casecentral board of directors. The new capital will be used to expand the company's online case information platform, expand marketing, and extend services, says Christopher Kruse, chair and CEO.

Information: Reader Response 323.

Novell Legal

Novell Consulting has announced the launch of Novell Legal, which will offer collaboration and knowledge management tools to the legal market. Based on Internet services software from Novell, and partners GroupLink, JetForm, Tobit Software and 2ndC, it helps lawyers conduct e-business. It offers systems that provide secure remote access to messages, appointment, and other data via wireless devices; can manage and share contact information; create standardized electronic forms; integrate fax with e-mail; profile and store documents in a centralized database; offer search capability; create electronic approval routing; publish documents to the Web, and more.

Information: Reader Response 324.

Timeslips Front Office

Sage U.S. Holdings Inc. and Firstwave Technologies Inc. have announced joint development plans to create Timeslips Front Office. The new software will be designed to automate the "front office" management of any professional services organization, such as attorneys, accountants, and consulting firms, it notes.

It will integrate with Timeslips time-and-billing software, and will manage: client and contact information; engagements (case, matter, project, job, etc.); events and tasks; calendaring; communication (e-mail, snail mail, notes, etc); document; among other functions.

Information: Reader Response 325.

Concordance Road Show

Ian Campbell, president of iCONECT, L.L.C., will present a coast-to-coast series of seminars about the new Concordance 7 litigation support software. The programs will cover depositions, document productions, e-mail repositories, and Adobe Acrobat files; as well as integration with LiveNote for transcript management, and demonstration of the iCONECT interface. Schedule:

Information: Reader Response 374.

Compaq Computer Corp. and Nokia have formed an alliance to develop and market end-to-end mobile Internet and Intranet products. They plan to integrate the Nokia WAP server software with the Compaq ProLiant server running Windows NT, the companies say.

Information: Reader Response 299. is an educational, research and social resource for students, says Daily Solutions Inc. It links to databases and learning resources for liberal arts, basic sciences, engineering, fine arts, teaching and behavioral sciences, as well as law school and the healthcare disciplines.

Information: Reader Response 300.

InfoWorkSpace 2.0, a Web conferencing, instant messaging and virtual collaborative work environment for federal and commercial users, has been released by General Dynamics Electronic Systems. The upgrade is a modular integration with customer's systems and software, the company says. It allows software to be set up on a wide network of servers, advises the Mountain View, Calif. company. It supports Digital Certificate Authentication tools for controlling user access.

Information: Reader Response 301.

FatPipe Xtreme, from Fat Pipe Networks, is a router-clustering product that helps companies make better use of Internet connections. Xtreme works over multiple ISPs, POPs, and backbones to provide up to triple the speed and access of WAN access.

Information: Reader Response 302. has launched a video conferencing systems that enables users to conduct video/audio/chat conferences on Web pages or desktops. FocusFocus Web Entrepreneur offers user-enabled Internet video conferencing communication technology.

Information: Reader Response 304.

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