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Articles from Vol. 9, No. 9, October

AtRISK: A Tool for Risk Analysis & Modeling
@ RISK dramatically extends the ability to use Lotus 123 spreadsheets for "what if" analyses. It does so by providing means for assessing effects on critical dependent variables of statistical variability in data from which they are derived. It thus...
Backup Software for Multiple LANs and WANs at 50 Megs per Minute
GigaTrend, Inc. is now shipping MasterSafe Enterprise, a high performance tape backup software that backs up and restores multiple LANs and WANs. Using unique communications technology designed to comply with Novell's Storage Management Services (SMS)...
CBIS' CD Server 2000 Series Accommodates Up to 14 CD-ROM Drives in Single Tower
CBIS, Inc., a manufacturer of CD-ROM connectivity and LAN solutions, has unveiled the CBIS CD Server 2000 Series, a family of CD-ROM servers that provides a fast, multi-user CD-ROM networking solution. Dependent on model, the CD Servers can accommodate...
Fulcrum Releases New Version of Ful/Text Text-Retrieval Software
Fulcrum Technologies, Inc. has released Version 6 of its Ful/Text indexing and text-retrieval software. The new release features a retrieval capability called intuitive searching, which allows users to search for information in a natural and instinctive...
Infodata Teams with IBM Canada to Build Document Imaging System
Infodata Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: INFD) and IBM Canada Ltd. have announced that IBM Canada has selected INQUIRE/Text as the full-text retrieval component of the Canadian Automated Patent System (CAPS), being built by IBM Canada for the Canadian Patent...
Instant Access to the World's News: Facts on File News Digest
The latest release of the Facts on File News Digest on CD offers enhanced search and print capabilities plus a new front engine by EBSCO for dramatically easier installation. Using the new EBSCO hypermedia software not only allows for easier and faster...
ISI Acquires Crossaig Limited
The Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) has acquired Crossaig Limited, a Scotland-based company that provides software development and editorial services for secondary information publishers. Crossaig has developed and implemented state-of-the-art...
Kodak High-Tech Imaging Center Faces Ethics and Copyright Is
Electronic imaging, the information profession's bright new technology, is becoming increasingly important both for itself and as a part of multimedia. While the way images are acquired or created and viewed is changing, the use of that enabling technology...
Kodak High-Tech Imaging Center Faces Ethics and Copyright Issues
Electronic imaging, the information profession's bright new technology, is becoming increasing important both for itself and as part of multimedia. While the way images are acquired or created and viewed is changing, the use of that enabling technology...
Learned Information, Inc. Acquires the Directory of Library Automation Software, Systems, and Services
Tom Hogan, president of Learned Information, Inc. of Medford, NJ has announced the acquisition of the Directory of Information Management Software for Libraries, Information Centers, Record Centers from Pacific Information of Felton, CA. Learned Information,...
Marketing the $49.95 CD-ROM
One of the CD-ROMs listed in the Spring/Summer catalog from New Media Source is called Batik Designs. "Highlighted on this disc are 100 alluring and richly colored fabric designs from exotic Bali. Over 50 studio-quality recordings of authentic Balinese...
Microsoft Ships Mail Gateway to X.400 Version 3.0
Microsoft Corporation is now shipping Microsoft Mail Gateway to X.400 version 3.0. X.400 is an international messaging standard widely accepted in the United States and Europe. The new release of the gateway allows Microsoft Mail users to send messages,...
Modem Fees: Fact or Fiction?
In July 1991, the Federal Communications Commissions adopted rules in the CC Docket No. 89-79 access charge proceeding which could increase by up to 300 percent the price of local telephone lines which employ new network features and which are used...
MPD Network Signs Agreements to Expand Network
The MPD (Materials Property Data) Network has signed agreements with PDA Engineering, the Plastics Design Library, and the Optiz Corporation to provide three new materials property databases exclusively online through the Network on STN International....
NEC Intros Two Powermate Express Systems
NEC Technologies has introduced the PowerMate DX2/66e and the PowerMate DX2/66Te systems as new additions to the PowerMate Express series of EISA-based PC systems. Based on the newly announced Intel486 DX2/66 CPU, these systems deliver powerful CPU...
New News from Dialog
The buzz-word for online in the 90s is "Value-Added." There is more information around than anybody can use, so the challenge now is to deliver it conveniently and accessibly. There will be a lot of blending, merging, mixing, and re-interfacing, all...
New Systems Development Project Will Improve Service by Canadian National Library
The CGI Group Incorporated, a Canadian systems integration company, has been awarded a $7.9 million contract to develop new computer systems intended to provide better service to clients and partners of the National Library of Canada. Subcontractors...
@RISK: A Tool for Risk Analysis & Modeling
@RISK dramatically extends the ability to use Lotus 123 spreadsheets for "what if" analyses. It does so by providing means for assessing effects on critical dependent variables of statistical variability in data from which they are derived. It thus brings...
Sex, Lies, and Politics: The Opposition Research Wars
Political campaigning in this country has never been what you'd call a noble and high-minded activity. Muckraking has been part of the American electoral process since the 18th Century. Whether they react with revulsion or fascination, a juicy scandal--or...
Solving the Mystery of the Canadian Information Industry
The Canadian information industry took a giant step forward on May 20, 1992 in Toronto. However, it was not immediately evident as such at the press conference held by ITAC, the Information Technology Association of Canada. In fact, it was tempting...
Stand and Deliver
A crisis is upon the online industry and its customers.Judge Pierre N. Leval of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled that "fair use" protection under the 1976 Copyright Act does not apply to for-profit corporations,...
Stood Up by the Information Age: It Probably Wouldn't Have Worked out Anyway
More than most people, I suppose, writers and editors like stories that seem to sum up events and trends. It makes life easier. So sixteen cats stranded in sixteen trees in sixteen different cities would be tedious to know about. But sixteen cats stranded...
Talking Dictionary May Help Define the Future of Electronic
Behind the 19th century facade at Merriam-Webster Inc.'s headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts, a group of future-minded editors and executives are busy using the latest available technology to develop their own high tech dictionary applications.One...
Talking Dictionary May Help Define the Future of Electronic Publishing
Behind the 19th century facade at Merriam-Webster Inc.'s headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts, a group of future-minded editors and executives are busy using the latest available technology to develop their own high tech dictionary applications....
The Debut Column
Starting is usually the hardest part. The most difficult moments in establishing a contact are the introductory ones. This is true whether you walk up to a prospective date after some eyeballing in the bar, or step up to the mike at a conference to...
Visual Information Systems: PC Privacy
Waggener Edstro (WE), the public relations firm which handles the Microsoft account, recently published a paper on visual information systems. Intended to promote Microsoft's new Interactive Home Systems, Inc. (IHS) unit, the paper posits the future...
Visual Information Systems: PC Privacy
Waggener Edstro (WE), the public relations firm which handles the Microsoft account, recently published a paper on visual information systems. Intended to promote Microsoft's new Interactive Home Systems, Inc. (IHS) unit, the paper posits the future...
Westlaw's WIN: Not Only Natural, but New
Westlaw's new natural language search engine is both unusual and innovative. While WIN ("Westlaw is natural") is not yet available for all of the Westlaw databases, it is a step on the road toward performing computer assisted research that has previously...
Westlaw's WIN: Not Only Natural, but New
Westlaw's new natural language search engine is both unusual and innovative. While WIN ("Westlaw is natural") is not yet available for all of the Westlaw databases, it is a step on the road toward performing computer assisted research that has previously...
Wider Fax Capability for Novell LAN Users through Xerox LAN Fax Server
Xerox has introduced an integrated facsimile server that allows users of Novell LANs to send and receive facsimile transmissions from their personal computers. The 7033 LAN Fax Server enables the integration of the Xerox 7033 facsimile terminal into...
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