Published March 16, 2004
Volume 12, Number 3

Business Bits
  • Hacienda-headquartered Zantaz has acquired Educom TS, a Canadian firm specializing in on-site e-mail archiving and management. The combination of the two firms creates “the only single source provider of end-to-end e-communication management solutions for compliance, electronic discovery, and e-mail storage management,” according to Zantaz. Steve King, Zantaz president and CEO, says “Electronic communications are among the most strategic and scrutinized assets in any organization. Zantaz has led the market in providing innovative solutions to help organizations manage e-communications, such as email, to meet compliance and legal requirements. The addition of Educom significantly extends our ability to meet the full range of needs of our customers by providing both hosted and onsite e-communications solutions for compliance, discovery and email management.”  
  • Ingenico’s new I5100 EMV payment terminal has become the fastest-selling model in industry history, with over 100,000 sold in less than four months. The I5100 has already been sold in 15 countries on four continents. “The immediate success of the I5100 has confirmed Ingenico’s world leadership in payment terminals and technology,” says Jerome Janin, marketing director of Ingenico. “We continue to see strong worldwide demand for the I5100, as well as our other I Series products. Our customers are gaining significant benefits from the I5100’s small footprint, ergonomic design, quality and security.  Designed from the beginning to be produced in large volumes, the I5100 offers the best price /performance ratio in the industry and as a result is attracting new customers globally.” 
  • Visioneer received a CNET Editors’ Choice award for the Visioneer OneTouch 7300 ultra-slim, USB-powered color flatbed scanner. The OneTouch 7300 USB scans documents and photos at resolutions up to 1200 x 1200 dpi in 48-bit color. “We are very excited about this honor from CNET as their Editors’ Choice award has become the hallmark of technology quality and innovation, and its logo is a symbol consumers know and trust,” said Murray L. Dennis, Visioneer’s president and CEO. “The Visioneer 7300 USB is the highest rated scanner of any scanner CNET has reviewed since 2002, beating out other editor’s choice award winners such as the HP ScanJet 3970 and the Epson Perfection 1670 Photo. This is an exceptional achievement and we are very proud to be recognized for our dedication and commitment to producing the highest quality products available today.”
  • PeopleSoft has been named a 2004 Service Leader by CRM Magazine. The Hacienda company was recognized for its software in the Agent-Facing Universal Desktop category, the primary form of service contact between the enterprise and customer. The editors of CRM Magazine selected winners based on weighted criteria, including market share, revenue, revenue growth, and reputation for customer satisfaction.

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