Product Previews: Prevx 1, Lenovo ThinkPad T60 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM

12 Dec 2006

This week’s line-up of products on preview include anti-malware software from Prevx, a brand new Lenovo laptop and CRM software from Microsoft (pictured).

What is it? Anti-malware software
How much? Free

How many times have you uploaded or updated antivirus software only to find the latest virus has already outfoxed it? Anti-spyware firm Prevx has developed an ability to detect certain behaviours from viruses and other malware — worms, Trojans, spyware, rootkits and other malicious attacks — that depend on signatures as most vendors do. The company is offering free malware protection for businesses between 25 and 250 workers — those most vulnerable to PC attacks. Companies accepting the offer can go to and receive a year’s protection for up to five PCs.

Lenovo ThinkPad T60
What is it? Rugged but light widescreen notebook PC
How much? Prices start at €1,339, inc Vat

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad T60 is ideal for executives on the move who want a very light computer but at the same time don’t want to surrender screen size. Weighing just 2.3kg, the T60 is being acclaimed as the lightest 15.4-inch widescreen notebook among the top five PC vendors. The machine is being aimed at the hardcore business nomad who needs to be connected at all times. It features 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. Performance-wise the machine provides up to eight hours of battery life. It is equipped with Intel Core Duo processors and is Vista-ready. The T60 is also capable of taking a beating. It has an airbag-like active protection system and a spill-resistant keyboard.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM
What is it? CRM software
How much? TBC

Hot on the heels of the launch of its Vista operating system as well as 2007 Microsoft Office, the software giant has released a new version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Based on the 2007 Microsoft Office system, the new customer relationship management (CRM) promises a richer visual experience aimed at enabling better analysis and decision making for business users. Working in tandem with the new Vista OS, users of the CRM software can use it in conjunction with Desktop Gadgets, allowing CRM activities, analytics and alerts to be placed directly on to a desktop or web homepage.

By John Kennedy