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/Personal Software"> Enterprise Applications Winner: Serious Magic Visual Communicator Studio
This latest build has added support for streaming up to three cameras, live output to a second monitor, Web page linking and PowerPoint OLE support for dynamically updating presentation content, making it an excellent solution for companies that want a simple tool for building complex multimedia presentations. At $695, Visual Communicator Studio is an affordable authoring package.

  • Serious Magic, www.seriousmagic.com Finalist: Inxight Software SmartDiscovery4
    This Web-based application makes it easy to search unstructured data, manage data taxonomy and create links between data entities. Users will find it easy to make related queries and drill deeper into search results.

  • Inxight Software Inc., www.inxight.com
    Finalist: IvyTeam IvyGrid
    For companies looking to put business process management in the hands of business analysts, IvyTeams IvyGrid workflow/BPM and Web service application provides a way to build process-based Web applications. The IvyGrid Designer makes it easy to build workflows and prototype designs, and multilanguage support makes this a strong business process management solution. Pricing starts at $2,000 for the designer and $5,000 for the server.

  • IvyTeam, www.ivyteam.com
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    Winner: Mindjet MindManager X5 Professional
    This personal and business productivity "mind-mapping" tool could easily become the first software package you turn to when starting a new project, researching a topic or thinking through an idea. Mind mapping starts with a central idea and expands out with related ideas. Those ideas can set off more ideas, and so on. A full library of shapes, icons, images and formatting choices helps emphasize, draw attention to and create interest in each mind map. The latest build adds a host of features, such as Tablet PC support and the ability to import RSS feeds and XML.

  • Mindjet, www.mindjet.com Finalist: Hash Inc. Animation:Master
    This cross-platform modeling, rendering and animation package includes everything a digital artist needs to create high-end, high-quality 3D rendered graphics and animations on a Mac or PC, and it costs thousands of dollars less than the better-known packages. Standout features include an automatic lip-sync function and quick online animation.

  • Hash Inc., www.hash.com Next Page: Mobile & Wireless, Personal Hardware.


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