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[08.30.2003]
New product release - Handy Backup 4.0.

Handy Backup 4.0 evaluation version is provided with 30 days trial period. During this time you will be able to try all its features and decide if you really like our product and want to buy it.

Visit http://www.handybackup.com to read more about Handy Backup 4.0 and download trial versions.


[02.03.2003]
Novosoft recently finished a software development project for a large energy company JSC "Tyumen Energo" (Russia).

JSC "Tyumen Energo" needed to have a flexible and transparent corporate information system in place.

It took only 3 months for Novosoft specialists to implement the project - from preliminary situation analysis to final application deployment.

The solution is comprised of 2 parts: corporate Web site and electronic workflow system for corporate orders. Both applications are developed using Lotus Workflow and are Lotus Domino based.

The Web site solution ensures easy-to-configure process of creating and confirming requests for publishing news and articles on the "Tyumen Energo" corporate site. Importantly, it makes a process of the site content management easy and not requiring programming skills.

The major advantage of the electronic workflow system is that it automates collecting, processing and presenting of all company production and financial data.

Implementation of Lotus Domino based solutions is one of the core competencies for Novosoft. Working for JSC "Tyumen Energo" has become another valuable contribution into Novosoft expertise in that area.


[11.22.2002]
An inauguration of the Center of Software Products Development "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk" has been held in Zheleznogorsk

Opening the office of the company has become a very significant milestone that marks a completion of the entire preparatory activity. The office has been re-equipped, hardware and software has been purchased and installed. At the same time, the thorough process of personnel recruiting and its integral re-training was taking place as well.


The opening of the Center was attended by the following public persons: the mayor of Zheleznogorsk Andrey Katargin, representatives of local industrial enterprises, the director of the Fund of Russian-American Economical Cooperation (FRAEC) Carol Vippermann, the representative of US Department of Energy George Pomeroy, the representative of Batelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Ron Nesse, co-founders of the Center - "Novosoft" and the fund "International Development Center - Zheleznogorsk".

Now, the new company is working on its first projects - pre-contract negotiations are being conducted with several clients. Projects will be performed by the "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk" team with the support from "Novosoft".







[11.19.2002]
November 19, 2002 – Novosoft, Inc. releases v3.9 of Handy Backup utility.

All registered users of this product can upgrade 3.x version to 3.9 completely free of charge! Any previous versions can be upgraded seamlessly with all previous data preserved on your system. The configuration settings will be automatically transferred across.

In 3.9 release were added such new features as:

Special plugin to backup registry data (installed separately).

  • E-mail notification about operation results;
  • Improved timestamp settings; Options to autorefresh the Files View;
  • Option to apply masks to folders;
  • Drag&Drop from Windows Explorer;
  • Speed selection for CD-RW burning;
  • Tray icon displays status of current operation;
  • Special icons to display items statuses in the Items View

Now you can order Handy backup plugins separately, or in bundle with perfectly flexible prices.

Visit http://www.handybackup.com to read more about Handy Backup 3.9 and download trial versions.


[11.10.2002]
Orange SA, one of the world's leading communications companies, started testing Novosoft Mobile Instant Messenger in Thailand.

Now more then 850.000 Orange Thai mobile subscribers can use ICQ service via their own GSM standard mobile phones.

Novosoft MIM is a Mobile Presence and Instant Messaging service providing GSM subscribers with access to Internet Messaging networks directly from their mobile phones. Bringing together the worlds of mobile users and wired Internet Messaging communities, it allows mobile operators to extend their package of value-added services with cutting-edge operator-branded Mobile IM solution.

Novosoft Mobile Instant Messenger provides not only message exchange between ICQ users by means of the mobile phone, but also management of the ICQ contact list, viewing of users presence status in the Internet, search in ICQ database and support of national languages. Thus, Orange subscribers in Thailand can use Novosoft Mobile Instant Messenger sending thier messages in Thai language.


[11.01.2002]
New version of WAPT is now available.

WAPT 2.0 is a load and stress testing tool that provides you with an easy to use, consistent and cost-effective way of testing web sites and intranet applications with web interface.

Today thousands of businesses worldwide face the challenge of establishing their web presence - a goal hardly possible to achieve without efficient web site development tools. WAPT helps to automate the testing phase of the development process.

Such features as:

  • Accurate Real User Simulation;
  • Dynamic Test Data Generation;
  • Recording and Playback of HTTPS/SSL Pages;
  • Flexible Test Volume & Load Definition;
  • Full Log of Virtual Users Activities

and other make WAPT 2.0 the tool of choice for anyone who needs to test and optimize the performance of web sites and intranet applications.

Read more about WAPT 2.0 and download 30-day trial version on official web site http://www.loadtestingtool.com.

[10.25.2002]
"Novosoft" has participated in the First Regional Forum "Siberian Industry of Information Systems"

On October 21-24, the IT-forum "Siberian Industry of Information Systems" was held in Novosibirsk. The forum was organized by the plenipotentiary of the president of Russian Federation in the Siberain federal district, Administration of Novosibirsk Region, the fund "Center of strategic developments - Siberia", Siberian branch of Russian Academy of Science, non-commercial partnership for support of information technologies development "SibAkademSoft".

The main tasks were to form primary directions for development of Siberian information systems industry, to present technologies and solutions of IT-companies for potentail clients.
Representatives of regional administrations, leading IT-companies, industrial enterprises, academic institutes and educational institutions, the representatives of State Duma of Russia, of federal ministries and departments took part in the events of the forum. A profound interest to the forum was demonstrated by representatives of large industrial enterprises, financial structures - potentail customers and investors that have learned about proposals of software companies and established business and personal contacts. Together with the public authority representatives, organizational, methodological and investment mechanisms for further development of IT-industry in Siberian regions have been worked out.

Various companies sponsored the Forum, among them are Sun Microsystems, Oracle, American Power Conversion, Mining Company "Norilsk Nikel".


[10.21.2002]
"Novosoft" has signed the contract with a large Russian company "Tyumenenergo".

An affiliated company of RAO "UES of Russia" (Russian Joint Stock Company - Unified Energy System of Russia) - "Tyumenenergo" has become a new customer of "Novosoft". The signed contract provides the development and implementation of a corporate system of electronic documents flow for service charges and of the informational system on the basis of WEB-server.

"Tyumenenergo" is one of the largest Russian energy companies. The central office is located in the oil-and-gas capital of Russia - Surgut. "Tyumenenergo" consists of 33 separate sub-devisions with the personnel of 28,000 employees that perform all functions related to the power production, transfer and realization.


[10.07.2002]
Novosoft sponsored 5-th Russian Kendo Championship

Kendo Championship took place on October 4 and 5 in Novosibirsk. Besides financial assistance Novosoft`s sportsmen participated in the competitions and took prize-winning places.

The total of 64 sportsmen from 16 cities of Russia took part in this championship. Among them 5 Novosoft employees defended the honor of the company. Andrey Kusurgashev has taken the third place in individual championship.

On the award ceremony Igor Salmin the official representative of Novosoft congratulated prize-winners and presented Vladivistok's Sergey Stepanskoy from special prize "For a great morale and will to victory"

It's the second similar event sponsored by Novosoft. The first one was an inter-regional children's kendo tournament that took place last May.


The panel of judges was represented by delegation from Japan. The meeting of a top-management of Novosoft with the Japanese delegation took place the day after the tournament. Personal and business relations with Japanese guests were established during this meeting.


[09.20.2002]
Novosoft released a new version of Handy Backup.

Handy Backup 3.7 is finally available for all registered users. All users of this product can upgrade 3.x version to 3.7 completely free of charge!

Besides a bug fixing in the new version of Handy Back Up the following features were added:

  • Option to erase CD before making backup;
  • Improved security for FTP backups (MD4/MD5 password support);
  • Command line interface for professional users;
  • Import/export of all settings and registration status;
  • Windows XP compatible user interface and a number of visual improvements;
  • Temp folder selection;
  • New synchronization options;
  • Option to execute all items through the agent menu;
  • Inclusion/exclusion of files through the Files View.

In addition to Handy Backup Novosoft now offers two special plugins designed to facilitate the backup of MS Outlook and ICQ data. These plugins should be installed separately, but they are also available on the Novosoft web site. Visit http://www.handybackup.com to read more about Handy Backup plugins and download trial versions.


[08.26.2002]
Team from "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk" center founded under the aegis of USA Department of Energy receives training at Novosoft.

As arranged between USA Department of Energy (DoE) and Novosoft, in the framework of project "Nuclear Cities Initiatives" (NCI), in the period from August 12 to October 12, a group of specialists from "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk" center is receiving complex training at Novosoft.

The training includes both theoretical studies and practical work in real projects under instructors' supervision, and aims at forming a team of high-qualified specialists capable of organization and implementation of software development projects. Testing and control over knowledge and skills received during the training will be performed both in process and in the end of training.

At the same time, in Zheleznogorsk (former Krasnoyarsk-26), the works on repairing and equipping the office are being performed, so that the team will be able to start work right after coming back from Novosibirsk.

In 2001, "Novosoft" won the tender announced by International center for development of Zheleznogorsk (ICD) and governing body of the program " Nuclear Cities Initiatives" (NCI). In the framework of the project "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk", the commercial company has been created. The company performs software development for customers from Russia and abroad. The project is effected in the framework of the program "Nuclear Cities Initiatives" (NCI), developed by Fund of Russian-American Economical Cooperation (FRAEC) and Batelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with assistance of USA Department of Energy.


[08.06.2002]
The project for USA Department of Energy (DoE): the 3rd phase comes to an end.

The solution being developed in the framework of the project allows users to considerably simplify analytical work with large data arrays. At present time, the prototype (stand-alone application) has already been developed. This 3rd phase of the project anticipates the development of the full network solution to be finished in autumn.

Two components of the system have been already implemented: Win32 application for processing input data and browser written in Java (stand-alone and applet versions). The chosen architecture enables to create in future the distributed information system intended for analyzing hierarchically structured data.

The development is being performed in the framework of the project "Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk", the offshore programming center founded by company "Novosoft" and International Development Center Zheleznogorsk (IDC). The project is being effected in the framework of program "Nuclear Cities Initiatives" (NCI) elaborated by Fund of Russian-American Economical Cooperation (FRAEC) and Batelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) with assistance of USA Department of Energy.


[07.30.2002]
"Novosoft" has successfully completed a project for The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

In accordance with customer’s requests, "Novosoft" completed customization of a financial system Platinum SQL in a large lumber company where EBRD is one of the stockholders.

After thouroughly examining company’s informational system, experts from Novosoft re-engineered the system, optimizing the internal business-processes and improving functional capabilities. Platinum SQL configuration was modified and integrated with the "bank-client" software application.


[07.25.2002]
A delegation of Korean businessmen visited Novosoft.

At the end of July representatives of largest Korean corporations, interested in cooperation with Russian IT-companies, visited Novosoft. Korean guests visited offices and viewed a presentation about IT Business in Russia. They also discussed opportunities for cooperation between Novosoft and Korean companies. Guests were interested in Novosoft mobile technologies and Novosoft’s previous experience in working with Asian companies, Japanese in particular.






Further negotiations regarding possible collaboration between Novosoft and Korea will be continued.


[07.22.2002]
Representatives of Hyundai Motors Company and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd will visit Novosoft.

In the context of «The Russia-Korea friendship express‹, a delegation of Korean businessmen and journalists will visit Novosoft. Among them - representatives of largest Korean companies such as Hyundai Motors Company, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd and LG Industrial Systems Co., Ltd. Also, representatives of some of the most influential Korean mass media will visit Novosoft.


[07.02.2002]
Representatives of largest Japanese companies and banks visit Novosoft.

In July Novosoft hosted a delegation of Japanese businessmen and officials, among which were representatives of Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Marubeni Corp., Tokyo Boeki, Nissho Iwai, Mitsui and Co., heads of Japan Bank for International Cooperation in Russia, and officials from Japanese Embassy.
During the visit guests met with Novosoft top management, learned about Novosoft’s experience in working on Japanese market, and discussed the perspectives of a wider cooperation between Novosoft and Japan.
Summarizing the feelings of the delegates, one of guests said that Novosoft has left the biggest impression on their visit to the city of Novosibirsk. The guests were very pleased to find specialists from Japan among Novosoft employees, and expressed their confidence regarding Novosoft success on Japanese market.


[06.19.2002]
Novosoft at Russian Software Outsourcing Summit 2002

Novosoft delegation took an active part in Second International Software Outsourcing Summit that took part in St. Petersburg on June 5-9, 2002. The purpose of the Conference was to discuss possibilities and advantages of outsourcing software development to Russia and to demonstrate potential of the Russian offshore software development cluster to Western customers. Nearly 500 representatives of more than 200 companies and associations participated in this Forum that reflects the current situation in this sphere in Russia.

Novosoft delegation presented company's business development strategy for changing market conditions in a section "Successful Models of Export-Oriented Russian IT Companies". Also, Novosoft presented Novosoft-Zheleznogorsk Software Development Center at the round table "Russian Nuclear Scientists in the Software Market: Unique Opportunities and Challenges" organized by the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration's Nuclear Cities Initiative (NCI). The project received much attention of the professional audience and media, and was dubbed as one of the most successful.

Novosoft delegation took part in other sections of the Forum, and has met many potential partners.


[04.23.2002]
Novosoft is included into Siberian Federal District IT Expert Council.

First meeting of the Expert Council at President’s Plenipotentiary office in Siberian Federal District was held in Novosibirsk on April 18. The Council is to analyze current trends in Russian and world IT, set the goals and stages for developing the IT and communication technologies in the region, and work out the program for integrating the Siberian region into the comprehensive Electronic Russia program.


[04.15.2002]
Jyllands-Posten writes about Novosoft.

En by i Sibirien.


[02.27.2002]
Novosoft joins INFORUS Consortium.

On February 27, 2002 Novosoft joined INFORUS consortium uniting the leading Russian IT companies. INFORUS specializes in offshore programming and developing innovatory software products for international markets and joining the consortium is only possible for companies having real export potential.
United efforts provide for an excellent range of services that is being offered to our clients on the basis of up-to-date achievements of Russian science in the field of high technologies.


[10.16.2001]
On October, 19 Novosoft Inc. was awarded IBM Premier Partner status within the framework of PartnerWorld for Software program.
The highest level of partnership means not only recognition of Novosoft's excellence but also an ever-greater range of possibilities for our customers around the world. It will allow Novosoft to bring its work to a new level, offering the best prices on a range of IBM products, highly efficient and reliable information systems on the basis of IBM technologies, comprehensive technical support and training.


[08.29.2001]
In August, 29 Novosoft web site was qualified to use the IBM e-business Mark Logo.

The e-business Mark is intended to mean that a site is conducting e-business, is using IBM products or services, and that these products and services can be used to help make the site more reliable, scalable or secure.


[03.20.2001]


Novosoft, Inc. today announced that it won the SIMagine Innovation Award at the 3_d GSM World Congress in Cannes, France as a result of the company's participation in the 2001 Worldwide GSM and Java Card Developers Contest.
The 3_d GSM World Congress was the largest international gathering of leading mobile telephony providers, hardware manufacturers, and software development companies specializing in wireless communication to date. The Congress included the culmination of the SIMagine 2001, Worldwide GSM and Java Card Developers Contest, which was organized to promote a wide range of wireless communication services offered by GSM providers. The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) is the international roaming standard for wireless phones and has more than 452 million users in 160 countries accounting for approximately 70 percent of the world market.

The Worldwide GSM and Java Card Developers Contest was organized by industry leaders Bull and Sun Microsystems. Out of 134 initial candidates representing 30 countries of the world, 60 were chosen to participate in the contest. Only ten finalists were selected to take part in the awards ceremony, which occurred on February 22, 2001 in the Majestic Hotel in Cannes. With most of the ten finalists being from Europe, Novosoft was the only Russian company included among them. "This award demonstrates the quality of our Russian programmers and attests to the potential of the software industry in Novosibirsk, which is rapidly gaining world recognition as the 'Silicon Taiga'" said Novosoft's CEO Sergey Kovalyov.

Novosoft presented two advanced wireless solutions in the contest: Remote Control and Mobile Instant Messenger. Both of the solutions won acclaim from the leading manufacturers of telecom equipment and software represented in the conference.

Remote Control Application allows users of GSM phones to monitor a wide range of network-connected devices, from home appliances to industrial equipment. Since Novosoft's solution operates through wireless phone networks it is works over greater distances than other remote control applications based on Bluetooth, HomeRF, or Jini. In turn, it provides a low-cost, efficient way to control connected devices and to check their status from almost any location.

Mobile Instant Messenger allows owners of regular GSM handsets to access ICQ, AOL, or MSN instant messengers, or any other messaging network without having to directly connect to the Internet. Users can send and receive messages, create and modify contact lists, see the status of online users, access message histories, and do many other tasks as well.

Both of Novosoft's solutions provide competitive, value-added services that will be of use to many GSM operators worldwide. Remote Control opens new horizons for manufacturers of network-controlled equipment to increase the value of their products and services. Mobile Instant Messenger will appeal to the multitude of Internet messaging service users - over 100,000,000 people worldwide - and to the users of GSM Short Message Service (SMS).

For more information on Novosoft's involvement in the SIMagine 2001 event, please contact Vitaly Soukhovsky or Andrey Deriabin via phone +7 (3832) 39-53-68 or 33-37-96 or email sales@novosoft.us


[02.14.2001]
Novosoft has been selected to take part in the SIMAGINE 2001, WORLDWIDE GSM & JAVA CARD DEVELOPER CONTEST! Bull, Sun Microsystems, and a number of other major players in the GSM and IT market are sponsoring the competition. The goal of the contest is the development of an application for JavaCard compliant GSM SIM cards. Novosoft's team is to participate in the competition against 41 other teams, all of which were selected from 110 entrants in the "company or independent" category of the contest. These teams have until January 31, 2001 to complete and submit their JavaCard applications. The winners of the competition will be announced at an Awards Gala in Cannes, France on Feb 22, 2001 and can receive up to 25, 000 Euros for first place.

SIM card technology allows GSM operators to deploy new services quickly and easily through the creation of applets and server applications in the Java programming language. After a GSM operator makes such an application available to their phone-network users, the users only need to download and install the applet in order to take advantage of the new services. Now there are no more hassles with proprietary standards or phone incompatibility! Novosoft's support of the development of GSM/JAVA SIM card technology shows the firm's commitment to the furtherance of emerging technologies.


[02.14.2001]
Novosoft expands to Japanese market. After first positive experience of work with Japanese companies, Novosoft tries to facilitate the mutual comprehension with Japanese customers. Since we strongly believe that mutual comprehension with customers is the crucial point of successful relationships in sphere of productive software development, company has created its web presentation in Japanese pressing towards entering the Japanese marketplace. Japanese version here: