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PM Solutions

HAVERTOWN, PA—PM Solutions has introduced PmValue Scorecard, a tool for measuring the impact of project management improvement initiatives. PmValueScorecard is a customized evaluation process developed by PM Solutions' Center for Business Practices that enables businesses to accurately measure the results of project management improvement initiatives, according to PM Solutions. The PmValue Scorecard can measure many initiatives, including project office implementations, methodology development, project management software and tools integration, staff training and project management maturity, according to the vendor. Data from the solution enables project managers to track project progress, share statistics with key members of the organization and provide metrics to senior management.



SCOTTS VALLEY, CA—To help enterprises manage the security risks associated with exponential growth of instant messaging (IM) and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing, SurfControl has launched a new product/strategy titled "Project Blackbeard." According to SurfControl, its product will provide companies with content-filtering tools to manage the growing network security risks posed by the adoption of IM and P2P file-sharing in the workplace. Central to the product will be the ability to manage unauthorized instant messaging on America Online, MSN and Yahoo!, as well as tools to manage the unauthorized use of P2P networks like Kazaa and Morpheus, according to the vendor. With IM and P2P penetrating an estimated 80 percent of enterprises, mostly unknown to corporate IT, the trend poses a risk for corporations, asserts SurfControl.

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