Friday, June 13, 2008

cutbacks and budget problems

With all the talk about recession and cutbacks, I'm sure that you're feeling the pinch wherever you happen to be. Your company/agency may even be considering or implementing layoffs. Those that are under the gun will be looking to increase performance to make up for the loss of staffing and money. What do you do? The people on the street are not helping out at all. They keep installing CCTV at a break-neck pace. The evidence needs to be processed - but how do you find the time to do it right?

For those that are new to the field, and for the experienced as well, Ocean Systems has announced ClearID version 2. I was a beta tester and wrote a review of the product that will be featured in the next edition of Evidence Magazine (which should be hitting the streets very soon).

The latest version is not just a cosmetic update. It really takes your workflow in mind and gives you some powerful and simply arranged tools to speed up your work, wrapping it in an efficient GUI, and building in verification report and a hash of each layer by a SHA-1 function.

Current ClearID users should check with Ocean about the upgrade. If you are not a customer, you may want to consider ClearID version 2. I did ... and it's a great edition to my tool box.

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