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Stellent Releases Outside In Image Export
6/30/2003

Stellent, Inc. announced its Software Components Division has released Outside In Image Export. The new product converts content in multiple document formats to image files, eliminating costs related to writing and maintaining custom image conversion technologies. Outside In Image Export directly converts more than a hundred native file types to BMP, GIF, JPG and PNG formats as well as to TIFF. A broad range of applications for markets such as document imaging, records management, fax server and document archiving can leverage Image Export to convert native file types to a standardized image format. Image Export allows developers to adjust a file's resolution, color depth settings and size, enabling the creation of a range of images from "thumbnails", or quick visual representations, to full-size images. Outside In Image Export is currently shipping. www.outsideinsdk.com, www.stellent.com

iManage Adds Caching to WorkSite Server
6/30/2003

iManage, Inc. announced the availability of WorkSite Server with Caching, a middle-tier content and collaboration server built specifically to address the needs of companies with users and documents distributed across multiple offices. The WorkSite Server with Caching provides users LAN like performance when accessing content in remote libraries; it also makes centralized implementations practical enabling firms to eliminate stand-alone document management (DM) installations at each remote office. WorkSite Server with Caching is available now for $8,500 per CPU; an upgrade pricing program for current iManage customers is currently available. www.imanage.com

eFoundry Expands FatWire Partnership
6/30/2003

eFoundry Inc. has expanded its alliance with FatWire Software. The partnership is a key facet of FatWire's strategy to align itself with content management service providers. eFoundry's Content Server experience will help support FatWire's expanded customer base resulting from its acquisition of divine Inc.'s Content Server enterprise content management solution. eFoundry has been a Content Server partner for five years and is comprised of principal members of the original Content Server engineering and management team. www.efoundry.com

COAST Partners with Interwoven
6/27/2003

COAST Software Inc. has entered into a strategic partnership with Interwoven, Inc. to integrate their technologies to improve Web content quality for companies building or maintaining large and complex Web sites. COAST Web Quality Central integrates into the workflow of Interwoven's TeamSite Content Server for content management to verify and validate Web site content and compliance. The comprehensive privacy reports included in COAST Web Quality Central will reveal potential violations and identify pages that set cookies, collect personal information and are prone to data leakages. COAST Web Quality Central also plays an important role in helping organizations enforce operational security standards. Custom PageRules can easily be created that continually verify Web content to ensure thatclassified material never appears online. This capability highlights one of the key benefits of integrating the COAST solution with Interwoven TeamSite as sensitive material is identified early in the publishing process and removed from any content destined for a public Web site. www.coast.com, www.interwoven.com

Bluebill Advisors Names Sebastian Holst VP & General Manager of Strategy & Service
6/26/2003

Bluebill Advisors, Inc. announced that it has appointed Sebastian Holst to the position of vice president and general manager, strategy and services. Holst's primary responsibilities include managing and growing vendor and end-user services for Bluebill Advisors and contributing to The Gilbane Report where he will serve as a senior editor. Holst has served as a VP of marketing for public and private software corporations, has been active on advisory boards for a number of leading computing and industry standards bodies and has been a long time contributor to The Gilbane Report contributing feature articles and a popular column on "enterprise tribal knowledge." In addition to his technology marketing, product management and standards expertise, Holst has been providing services to a broad spectrum of content-centric technology providers for some time including Documentum, Merant, Software AG and Sun Microsystems. www.bluebilladvisors.com

Pound Hill Announces Catalyst XMP Solution
6/26/2003

Pound Hill Software Inc. announced the Catalyst XMP Solution, an integrated set of tools for Adobe's eXtensible Metadata Platform (XMP). With Catalyst, creators and managers of graphic arts intellectual property can specify both the metadata embedded in graphic arts documents and the look-and-feel of the dialogs that collect the data. In addition to designing and defining these controls, enterprises can generate their own plug-ins for applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat and QuarkXPress to collect the data. The Catalyst XMP Solution also includes a companion application called Metavue, a metadata browser and search tool. You can build customized metadata dialogs with properties and values unique to your workgroup in Catalyst and use these values and properties as search criteria in Metavue. Catalyst runs on Macintosh OS X. Catalyst plug-ins and XTensions run on Macintosh and Windows versions of the supported applications. Metavue runs on Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Catalyst, Metavue, and Catalyst Plug-ins and XTensions modules are priced at Enterprise, Workgroup, and Individual Freelancer levels. www.poundhill.com

Hummingbird Releases Enterprise 5.1
6/25/2003

Hummingbird Ltd. announced the release of Hummingbird Enterprise 5.1, a suite of information and knowledge management solutions that feature integrated document, knowledge and records management, business intelligence, collaboration and portal applications. The enhanced suite of integrated technologies delivers a complete solution, encompassing all the components of a Smart Enterprise Suite (SES). The secure, consolidated platform of Hummingbird Enterprise 5.1 - the second generation of SES components - provides a single integrated solution for the complete lifecycle management of enterprise content. Hummingbird Enterprise further enhances the SES offering with additional capabilities including full query, analysis and reporting functionalities and data integration tools for managing metadata and integrating enterprise applications. www.hummingbird.com

Infodata Rolls Out AnnoDoc 1.5
6/25/2003

Infodata Systems Inc. released of AnnoDoc 1.5, a major upgrade to its Content Review product. With this upgrade, AnnoDoc offers compatibility with Adobe Acrobat 6.0 so teams of people can simultaneously create, assemble, view, and control electronic annotations of Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) documents created with Acrobat 6.0. Annotations are managed as separate objects in the content repository from the original PDF document. Graphic images in all of the popular formats can also have annotations. In addition, AnnoDoc can be used offline and re-synchronized by users on the go. With AnnoDoc 1.5, the enterprise has the means to maintain tight control over their internal content-review processes. Depending on permissions set by a company, a user can view annotations and respond to comments from other parties. All annotations are retained for reporting and audit purposes. AnnoDoc 1.5 is integrated with Documentum, and our Infodata Foundation Server (IFS) allows for integration into other Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems such as Open Text, Stellent, and FileNet. AnnoDoc 1.5 for Windows is available now and is compatible with Adobe Acrobat 4, 5, and 6 and Documentum 4i and 5. www.infodata.com

Optika & Percussion Announce Partnership
6/25/2003

Optika Inc. announced a partnership with Percussion Software. The partnership enables Optika to leverage Percussion's Rhythmyx Web Content Management (WCM) functionality to give its customers capabilities for Internet sites, intranet sites, extranets or portals. At the same time, Percussion clients can now take advantage of Optika's Acorde Records Management solution to comply with requirements for retaining and disposing of corporate records. Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Optika and Percussion will initiate joint marketing and sales efforts and introduce each other into their respective customer bases. www.percussion.com, www.optika.com

Open Text Introduces Coreport 6.0
6/25/2003

Open Text Corporation introduced Coreport 6.0, an enterprise portal framework that unifies content from Livelink, other repositories and a wide range of enterprise systems in a single interface. The solution offers customers a new option for enterprise content integration in Livelink, allowing them to connect disparate applications and repositories. Coreport 6.0 brings Livelink's virtual team collaboration, knowledge and content management, business process automation and information retrieval services into a customized and extended portal environment. The new version also includes enhancements to the Coreport portal framework, with a variety of functional improvements. Coreport 6.0 will be available July 1. www.opentext.com/livelink

SALT Forum Publishes Salt Profile for SVG
6/24/2003

The SALT Forum, a group of companies with a shared goal of accelerating the use of speech technologies in multimodal and telephony systems, announced that it has published a SALT profile for the W3C SVG markup language. The SVG profile supplements the SALT 1.0 specification, which was contributed to the W3C by the SALT Forum and already included profiles for use with the XHTML and SMIL specifications. By adding SALT to SVG, developers can further enhance the user experience with interactive spoken interfaces coupled directly to the visual interface. SVG with SALT provides the means to build sophisticated mobile applications for devices with easy-to-use speech interfaces that are accessible without looking at or touching the equipment. SVG with SALT can be used to provide speech "hot spots" within a graphic or provide spoken commands for scrolling and zooming the display. It can also be used to embed descriptive services for the visually impaired directly within a graphic, streamlining the workflow process. The SALT specification was designed to add speech input, speech output and call control capabilities to practically any XML-based language. www.saltforum.org

SOAP Version 1.2 Released as W3C Recommendation
6/24/2003

The World Wide Web Consortium released SOAP Version 1.2 as a W3C Recommendation. The Recommendation is four documents: the "SOAP Version 1.2 Primer," "SOAP Version 1.2 Messaging Framework," "SOAP Version 1.2 Adjuncts," and the "SOAP Version 1.2 Assertions and Test Collection." Developed by the W3C XML Protocol Working Group, SOAP Version 1.2 is a lightweight protocol for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment such as the Web. www.w3.org/2003/06/soap11-soap12.html

PureEdge Integrates with IBM DB2 Content Manager
6/23/2003

PureEdge Solutions Inc. announced it has integrated the IBM DB2 Content Manager with PureEdge's business process automation framework. This strategic integration provides organizations with the tools required to automate complex business processes. The delivery of this new offering comes as part of PureEdge's business process automation framework, which is composed of products, partnerships, and services to create, manage and deploy XML forms-based processes. PureEdge technology is based on document-centric, XML-based architecture to provide organizations with the ability to manage the entire lifecycle of each business process, including creation, routing, management and archiving. Users have the ability to digitally sign documents, use both adhoc and structured routing, work remotely, move data in and out of corporate systems and store all elements of a process in one secure file. The PureEdge Integration Development Kit for IBM DB2 Content Manager will be available on June 30, directly through PureEdge or selected strategic partners. www.pureedge.com

Tridion R5 certified for SAP Enterprise Portal
6/23/2003

Tridion has received certification from SAP for two 'iViews' developed from its Enterprise Content Management System, Tridion R5. iViews enable SAP customers to extend the reach of their enterprise portal to include any available information resource. Tridion R5 Edit iView 5.0 and Tridion R5 Content Display iView 5.0 have been created to integrate with SAP Enterprise Portal. This will provide users with single sign-on and personalised portal views. www.tridion.com

Sirsi to OEM Convera's RetrievalWare
6/23/2003

Convera and Sirsi announced that Sirsi is enhancing the search and retrieval capabilities of its Hyperion Digital Media Archive offering by integrating the product with Convera's RetrievalWare technology. As a result, Hyperion now offers users the ability to perform full text searches in multiple languages across multiple data types. Sirsi's Hyperion Digital Media Archive system provides librarians with a way to store, organize, and access their library's or archive's non-book holdings. With Hyperion, users can access and view full digital images of a librarys collection (documents, maps, photographs, multimedia clips, etc.) from anywhere via the Internet. By embedding Convera's RetrievalWare, the Hyperion Digital Archive is strengthened in the following areas: enhanced search functionality, multilingual and cross-lingual searching, and scalability. www.sirsi.com, www.convera.com

Interwoven Announces ContentProvider for IBM DB2 Content Manager
6/23/2003

Interwoven, Inc. announced the general availability of Interwoven's new ContentProvider for IBM DB2 Content Manager, which allows customers to discover and utilize operational content, workgroup documents, and rich media stored in IBM DB2 Content Manager. ContentProvider also gives customers the ability to publish these same asset types from Interwoven TeamSite into IBM DB2 Content Manager for archiving and storage. Interwoven ContentProvider for IBM DB2 Content Manager, used in conjunction with Interwoven TeamSite Content Server software, gives customers a single interface that allows content integration and federated searching capabilities across the enterprise regardless of where the content is stored. The new offering enables users to create, classify, transform, approve, and publish any enterprise asset from Interwoven TeamSite into IBM DB2 Content Manager. Using Interwoven ContentProvider Integration Server, based on technology from Venetica, users can search, browse, and aggregate content such as images, documents, and HTML pages from within the TeamSite software environment, and in repositories from Documentum, FileNET, Lotus, OpenText, and now IBM DB2 CM. www.interwoven.com

Verity Releases K2E 5.0
6/23/2003

Verity Inc. announced the availability of release 5.0 of its Verity K2 Enterprise (K2E) software. The latest version includes features and functions designed to better allow enterprises to create or expand intellectual capital management systems that match their global scale and scope. Verity K2E 5.0's new multi-domain feature lets users from multiple organizations conduct authorized searches in each other's content repositories. Connections between different K2E-based intellectual management systems can now be achieved with full security, presenting the knowledge bases of numerous repositories via a single access point. A more powerful recommendation engine now suggests individual documents, similar users' queries, categories of documents as well as experts, communities of interest and other user-defined elements. When deployed with the Verity Federator, this extended social networking engine enables recommendation of documents even if they are beyond the content indexed by Verity K2E. Users can now create and share their own taxonomies, participate actively in the enhancement of their organizations' taxonomies, and have the engine to automatically analyze and recommend related categories. K2E supports document-level security based on integration with identity management and single sign-on solutions from IBM, Netegrity, Oblix and RSA Security. www.verity.com

ZyLAB Launches Public Sector Organization & ZyIMAGE 5.0
6/23/2003

ZyLAB announced the formation of a dedicated public sector business unit to sell Federal and State & Local customers the company's Records Management & Archival Solution (RM&A) - ZyIMAGE. ZyLAB also announced the immediate availability of ZyIMAGE 5.0. ZyIMAGE 5.0 offers government organizations with an XML framework for storage and integration and is DoD 5015.2 compliant. This solution offers new "add-on" capabilities to support the specific requirements of security, intelligence, law enforcement, and legal users. Features of ZyIMAGE 5.0 include: XML framework for storage and integration, support for over 90 languages, full color and gray scale support, higher quality OCR engine, and 64-bit indexing. www.zylab.com

DMSi Announces Availability of X2XL Beta
6/23/2003

Document Management Solutions, Inc. announced the beta release of X2XL, a program designed to convert tables adhering to the OASIS XML Exchange model, based on the CALS table model, to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. X2XL provides an easy-to-use GUI that guides the user through the setup process, defining userspecific markup used within the OASIS model to identify style information such as bold, italic, superscript and subscript, as well as any specific fonts and ruling requirements. The application can be run in the background for batch processing of hundreds of tables, or interactively on the desktop using point and click to process individual tables. Built on Java, X2XL runs on both Windows and Unix platforms, and works with Excel '97, 2000, or 2002. www.dmsi-world.com

Axonwave Updates Content Intelligence System
6/23/2003

Axonwave Software announced the release of version 3.0 of its content intelligence software. The Axonwave Content Intelligence System (CIS) performs advanced information retrieval and analysis by locating precise and accurate information based on context and meaning, regardless of the type of document. Axonwave CIS can analyze massive volumes of unstructured information (MS Office documents, email, PDF, intranet content, etc.) according to user-defined natural language concepts, perform sophisticated content analysis, and present the information in a variety of dimensional views for extrapolating explicit and inferred information trends and correlations. Axonwave CIS gives users access to remote and inaccessible information that is stored across enterprise information repositories, including content management or document management systems, enterprise information portals, shared or local drives, or newsfeeds. Axonwave CIS also enables companies to monitor disparate information sources, and to take appropriate business action based on a precise analysis of information trends. www.axonwave.com

Mediasurface Launches Mediasurface 4.5.3
6/18/2003

Mediasurface announced the launch of latest release Mediasurface 4.5.3. The Mediasurface web-based contribution layer, CMC, is now fully internationalised for organisations with global contributors. In addition to allowing local contributors to add own language content, the Internationalised application is presented in the local language. Macintosh users can now benefit from simple text editing with the introduction of the Mediasurface WYSIWYG editor tool, accessible through the web-based CMC. Mediasurface 4.5.3 establishes simple site migration process with the introduction of asset transfer tool. Eliminating extensive 'time to live' schedules, Mediasurface asset transfer encompasses a simple 'click to transfer' tool, designed to get sites up and running in a time that meets customer expectations. www.mediasurface.com

Requisite & Intigma Partner
6/18/2003

Requisite Technology Inc. announced a content service agreement with Intigma, a developer of data cleansing and enrichment automation tools. Under the agreement, Intigma will provide content services for Requisite and its customers, using its own content tools as well as Requisite's solution for content creation and management. The agreement allows large organizations to consolidate, normalize and enrich product data from disparate sources into a functional catalog. Intigma will use the combined tools of Requisite and Intigma, including Intigma's Prodilynx content automation platform and Requisite's factory content services, eMerge content management system, BugsEye finding engine, Content Workstation tool and Requisite's taxonomy platform. www.requisite.com, www.intigma.com

Intraspect Announces Availability of Intraspect 5
6/18/2003

Intraspect Software, Inc. announced the availability of Intraspect 5, Version 5.6, the latest version of Intraspect's collaboration platform. This release increases the platform capabilities (content services, productivity services, and infrastructure services) used to create Intraspect's Solutions for Project Delivery/PMO, Financial Services, High Technology, and Portal Collaboration, and for the creation of customer specific collaboration and knowledge management solutions. Intraspect 5, Version 5.6 offers improved performance, increased reliability and availability, and enhanced usability. Version 5.6 also includes multiple enhancements to Intraspect's development environment. Intraspect 5, Version 5.6 will be available in June 2003. www.intraspect.com

Documentum Launches Component Exchange Program
6/17/2003

Documentum introduced the availability of an online Component Exchange that gives Documentum developers access to pre-built, pre-tested, reusable software components. With the free, reusable components, Documentum developers can add business logic or enhance user interfaces to Documentum clients or custom-built applications. The components can be configured, using external XML files, to provide flexibility without coding. The Component Exchange offers an extensive library of web development and business object components, built and tested by Documentum, including a tax preparation application and an e-labeling application. Within the coming months, the exchange will be expanded to enable members of Documentum's global developer community to contribute and share components that they have developed, tested and used. www.documentum.com/developer

Ipedo Announces XML-Based Solutions for Regulated Industries
6/17/2003

Ipedo, Inc. announced the availability of two new XML-based solutions for regulated industries. Based on their XML Information Hub, these solutions offer an automated approach to fulfilling government and industry mandated reporting requirements in life sciences and financial services organizations. Partnering with Liquent, Ipedo offers life sciences organizations and financial institutions an end-to-end process for converting and assembling submissions documents. Using Liquent's Xtent engine, existing documents are converted into XML and linked directly to the Ipedo XML Information Hub, which harvests the needed information, combines with other data sources, and formats into the required submission format. The Life Sciences solution will allow pharmaceutical and biotech companies to streamline drug submissions by converting old clinical, status, and research reports into XML. The Financial Services solution will expedite conformance with financial filing requirements and XBRL. www.liquent.com, www.ipedo.com

Appian Announces Availability of Enterprise Suite
6/17/2003

Appian Corporation announced the general availability of Appian Enterprise, a J2EE compliant enterprise Web solution suite to integrate portal, document and content management, workflow, personalization, and identity management technologies. The Appian Enterprise solution suite is based on new versions of Appian's portal, collaboration, and workflow technologies. The suite also introduces an advanced security and identity management engine that powers the delivery of ubiquitous, interactive personalization across the enterprise web. The Appian Enterprise suite includes an Enterprise Portal, Enterprise Content Management, Collaborative Document Management, Enterprise Workflow, Identity Management and Personalization, Enterprise Web Analytics, and Knowledge Management. The Appian Enterprise solution suite is available immediately. www.appiancorp.com

FAST Acquires AltaVista Enterprise Search Business
6/17/2003

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) announced the acquisition of the AltaVista enterprise search business, including more than two hundred customers, from Overture Services, Inc. for an undisclosed cash amount. Overture obtained the enterprise search business as part of the acquisition of the business of AltaVista, which was announced on April 28, 2003. FAST's acquisition of AltaVista's enterprise search business will allow FAST to provide AltaVista's customers uninterrupted support and maintenance on their current platform and an opportunity to migrate to FAST Data Search, FAST's suite of enterprise search and real-time filter solutions. This acquisition will not affect FAST's product direction, as there are no plans to integrate the AltaVista enterprise search technology with FAST Data Search. As FAST continues the support and maintenance of current AltaVista enterprise search customers, it will encourage them to migrate to the FAST Data Search platform. www.fastsearch.com

IXIASOFT Introduces Two European OEM CMSs to North America
6/17/2003

IXIASOFT introduced the content management solutions of two European-based OEM partners, Ailink and Eurocortex to the North American marketplace. These solutions were specifically developed for the cross-media publishing industry. Both content management solutions are based on TEXTML Server, IXIASOFT's native XML repository and information retrieval server. InfoPolis simplifies the editorial approval process and manages publishing workflows. InfoPolis is also tightly integrated with InDesign and InCopy. In conjunction to Ailink's editorial solution, IXIASOFT is introducing Eurocortex, developer of Intelligent Content Manager (ICM), an on-line archiving system for content aggregation and delivery. Ailink is for the production environment, and Eurocortex provides tools for archiving and re-purposing of content. TEXTML Server serves is at the heart of the ICM solution. Because their solutions are complementary, Ailink and Eurocortex also recently announced a partnership, aimed at newspapers and magazines. www.ixiasoft.com

Open Text Introduces Livelink Corporate Governance Platform
6/16/2003

Open Text Corporation said it is launching a corporate governance platform for Livelink, giving companies a single system to manage critical information and collaboration in the face of Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Open Text's solution provides an integrated enterprise platform designed to help companies with key requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, including: Process control documentation and monitoring - the need to identify, test and certify internal controls (Section 404); Accelerated deadlines for 10K and 10Q disclosure filings, combined with more rigorous requirements for supporting documentation; Training and certification to ensure that board members, executives and employees are fully aware of the latest policies and procedures. Whistle-blower provisions, which require audit committees to have an independent and anonymous process for receiving and managing complaints; and Consistent records retention and disposition practices for both released documents and working papers. Open Text's Livelink solution for corporate governance is available immediately. www.opentext.com/livelink

Arbortext Signs Development Agreement with SAP
6/16/2003

Arbortext announced that it has signed a Marketing Agreement with SAP AG to integrate Arbortext software with SAP Knowledge Warehouse. This agreement will extend the XML capabilities of SAP Knowledge Warehouse through Arbortext software. SAP customers will be able to use Arbortext's Epic Editor with SAP Knowledge Warehouse, version 6.0. The agreement between Arbortext and SAP will provide SAP customers the option of modifying XML content directly and the flexibility to publish the content in a variety of formats. Knowledge Warehouse version 6.0 is currently shipping and will include a free trial of Arbortext's Epic Editor software. SAP customers can upgrade to a perpetual license within the Epic Editor trial period with no gaps in availability or functionality. www.arbortext.com

Autonomy Launches New Division - Aungate
6/16/2003

Autonomy Corporation plc launched Aungate, a division of Autonomy offering an automated solution for enterprise compliance and litigation support. Founded on Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL), Aungate provides a platform that integrates with enterprise communications technologies to provide real-time analysis of telephone calls, emails and instant messages. Aungate's technology has been tailored to specifically help facilitate compliance and governance discovery and analysis processes which are being now legislated by procedures such the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, and the Basel II Accord. Aungate technology will also help to address the challenges faced within the 80% of financial institutions that do not yet meet existing SEC compliance regulations. Aungate provides an integrated solution to automate the analysis of these unstructured information sources in real time, enabling executives to spot trends in communications and easily pinpoint potential information misuse. www.autonomy.com

Microsoft adds XML & XSLT Support to FrontPage
6/10/2003

Microsoft Corp. announced that Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 has been reinvented to support a wide range of capabilities for building dynamic, XML-based, data-driven Web sites. FrontPage 2003 will be a full WYSIWYG Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformation (XSLT) editor in which users can work with live data to create interactive and dynamic Web sites. In the WYSIWYG editor, users can create XML data-driven Web sites connecting to XML files, Web services and OLE DB data sources. It is no longer necessary to program with server-side scripting tools to develop data-driven Web sites. Users can connect multiple data sources and use the results of one database query to filter the data supplied by an XML Web service. All this work can be saved into a Web package, a new feature in FrontPage 2003 that allows for reuse. FrontPage will ship with a couple of prebuilt Web packages, including a Web log (blog) solution that can be set up with a couple clicks. Microsoft has focused on delivering features in the product that will generate clean, industry-standard code. Beta 2 of Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003 is available as part of the Microsoft Office System. The final release of the product will be out in summer 2003; pricing will be announced at that time. www.microsoft.com/office/preview/frontpage

Cognos to Support IBM DB2 Information Integrator
6/10/2003

Cognos continued its support for the IBM DB2 product family by announcing support for IBM's new DB2 Information Integrator software. The federated data access capabilities of DB2 Information Integrator extend Cognos' reach to include non-relational data sources such as any remote SOAP Web Service, Flat Files, and XML files. By accessing message queues, Cognos NoticeCast can monitor real-time data within organizations that have EAI systems. Designed for customers needing critical elements of business activity monitoring (BAM) and guided analysis, Cognos NoticeCast users can define personalized business alerts that can be delivered to any e- mail-enabled device. www.cognos.com

Atomz Enhances Security, Authoring, &, Desktop Integration to Publish
6/10/2003

Atomz announced that it has added new features and functionality to Atomz Publish, including an enhanced, browser-based WYSIWYG Rich Text Editor, increased number of Internet security standards and protocols it supports, and upgraded integration with desktop applications. Atomz Publish now works with Adobe GoLive and Macromedia Dreamweaver, as well as Web folders on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. The Rich Text Editor interface now contains a "button bar," enabling content authors to edit and align text and images in much the same way they would with any desktop application. Atomz Publish now provides more than a dozen secure publishing options for transferring files from its content management system to production and staging Web servers. These include FTP, SSH1 or SSH2 File Transfer Protocols, DES, ARCFour, Blowfish and more. For companies seeking an even higher-level of protection, the company also offers the Atomz VPN Solution. Web teams can tackle collaborative projects using Atomz Publish and its WebDAV support to deliver integration between the desktop and the CMS. www.atomz.com

Context Media Integrates Interchange Suite with IBM DB2 Content Manager
6/9/2003

Context Media, Inc. announced that it is collaborating with IBM to make it easier for organizations to access and use digital content stored across the enterprise. As part of the agreement, Context Media integrated its Interchange Suite software with the IBM DB2 Content Manager portfolio. The integration will enable customers to access content that resides in multiple repositories across the enterprise through a single interface. Context Media integrated Interchange Suite with IBM DB2 Content Manager using Web-services standards to create an ECI Adaptor that provides bi-directional information flow between disparate repositories, the Interchange Suite and IBM DB2 Content Manager. The integration of both products allows businesses to build solutions that aggregate content stored in multiple repositories and systems around an enterprise and present it securely to end-users through a single view. The single view can be presented through IBM DB2 Content Manager, a WebSphere Portal interface, Context Medias Intershare client, or a combination of all of these. www.contextmedia.com

Connotate Releases Web Mining Server 4.0
6/6/2003

Connotate Technologies, Inc. announced the release of Web Mining Server 4.0. The new system contains a series of features for both non-technical and technical users. Connotate Technologies Web Mining Server 4.0 can automatically navigate through Web content, extract what's important (text, numbers, pictures), and convert it from HTML into various formats including XML, alerts, database records, Excel spreadsheets and documents. The logic that performs these functions is based on Information Agents, and Web Mining Server 4.0 can support thousands of them. Information Agents can be used to monitor, harvest, mine, aggregate and integrate Web information. They can deliver information to people or to other systems. Connotate Technologies Web Mining Server 4.0 includes: Database Mapping, Individual Web Page "Snapshot" Capabilities, Enhanced Web Services/API Interface, Enhanced Handling of Pictures, Text, and Numbers, Site Navigation Optimization, Portable Agents, PDF Document Pattern Recognition, "Save As" Agent Creation, and Automated Parameter Iteration. www.connotate.com

Aladdin Knowledge Systems Introduces HASP DocSeal
6/5/2003

Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. announced the availability of HASP DocSeal, a new digital document protection system based on Aladdin's HASP security key hardware. HASP DocSeal is a hardware-based system for protecting intellectual property and sensitive information. It is a solution for companies that need to provide their employees and/or customers with access to confidential information, yet want to protect that information from being mass distributed. HASP DocSeal allows the encryption of HTML documents, ensuring the information is safe and secure and restricted from unauthorized access and duplication. The new HASP DocSeal system delivers document security within a framework incorporating security of Aladdin's HASP USB or parallel port key, an automatic file encrypting tool, and an integrated viewer. Because the DocSeal system permits the assigning of unique IDs, users can conveniently target specific documents to specific users. HASP DocSeal incorporates Digital Rights Management technologies from C.D.I. Systems Ltd. www.hasp.com/docseal

Stellent Announces a Content Management Solution for Commercial Real Estate
6/4/2003

Stellent, Inc. announced a content and document management solution designed specifically for the commercial real estate industry. The Stellent Commercial Real Estate Solution provides paper-intensive real estate companies and corporations with internal property management needs with a hosted, Web-based application for sharing and accessing critical business documents such as leases, amendments and architectural drawings. The Stellent Commercial Real Estate Solution is an online document management service that enables customers to securely store all business documents where they can be managed, accessed and shared by employees, partners and external third parties via the Web whenever and wherever they are needed. www.stellent.com/commercialrealestate

Cardiff Announces LiquidOffice Connect Agents for IBM Content Manager
6/3/2003

Cardiff Software Inc. announced the general availability of two Cardiff LiquidOffice Connect Agents for IBM Content Manager for Multiplatforms V8.2 and for iSeries V5R1. The Connect Agents enable LiquidOffice eForms to be automatically sent to IBM Content Manager systems for archival or additional workflow processing. The Connect Agents were developed by ImageTech Systems Inc. using LiquidOffice's Connect Agent API. The new Connect Agents enable LiquidOffice users to export completed HTML and PDF forms and related attachments into IBM Content Manager systems. LiquidOffice forms exported into IBM Content Manager's centralized document repository are indexed and archived in PDF along with any attachments in their native format. Once archived, users can conduct searches to retrieve a requested form. www.imagetechsys.com, www.cardiff.com

Mondosoft Enhances BehaviorTracking
6/3/2003

Mondosoft announced enhancements to its third generation search activity and visitor behavior reporting software, BehaviorTracking. BehaviorTracking 5.1 offers insight into web site visitors' behavior and identifies new trends on the web site, and new content demands. It gives a picture of the site performance, success in meeting users' expectations as well as a number of success metrics. The information is available online and sent directly with individual content to the inboxes of management, marketing, and web editors. BehaviorTracking 5.1 was built using .NET technology and has been integrated and tested to support Microsoft's Enterprise server product suite. Along with the BehaviorTracking enhancements, Mondosoft offers an InformationManager tool kit that use search best practice metrics, to apply findings from the search and visitor behavior data for continual site tuning and optimization. www.mondosoft.com

Easypress Releases Atomik Roundtrip 1.5
6/3/2003

Easypress Technologies released Atomik Roundtrip 1.5, its XML software for QuarkXPress. The enhancements include support for attribute-driven and contextual rules along with QuarkXPress special control characters. The combination of these features enables Atomik Roundtrip to further automate the application of styling based on specific information contained in the XML. Atomik Roundtrip now includes character entity mapping to enable better support for scientific, medical and technical (STM) publications. This new functionality enables users to import XML into QuarkXPress and have Atomik Roundtrip automatically interpret any entity references in the XML and map them to the appropriate font and character in QuarkXPress. It can also do this in reverse if the user re-exports the XML from QuarkXPress. There is now a QuarkXPress 5 native version of Atomik Roundtrip. The suggested retail price for a single-user licence of Atomik Roundtrip is Pounds 3,495, $4,495 or Euro 5,495, and for a 5-user licence of Atomik Roundtrip is Pounds 9,950, $16,119 or Euro 15,423 depending on the country of purchase. Existing Atomik Roundtrip customers with software maintenance agreements will receive the 1.5 upgrade free of charge. www.easypress.com

Interwoven to Acquire MediaBin
6/2/2003

Interwoven, Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MediaBin, a digital asset management (DAM) company. The two companies announced the integration of their products in October 2002. The new joint solution will combine Interwoven Intelligence Server software for content classification and taxonomy management with MediaBin, to deliver intelligent management of rich media assets. This combination of Interwoven and MediaBin's capabilities will allow organizations to protect their brand by ensuring consistent, accurate, and current content assets to support all enterprise products and services. This new solution will include extensions to print applications, such as Adobe InDesign, and will utilize Interwoven's ContentServices standard for Web Service-enabled applications. The Interwoven Digital Brand Management Solution is available from Interwoven today and can be purchased for an entry price of $100K. Interwoven will market both the MediaBin DAM line of products and the combined MediaBin and Interwoven solution immediately. Interwoven client services and technical support are trained and prepared to assist customers with these products. www.interwoven.com

FatWire Completes divine CM Acquisition; Sells Eprise to SilkRoad
6/2/2003

FatWire Software announced it has completed the acquisition of divine's Content Management business from Saratoga Partners, a New York private equity firm. As part of the divine bankruptcy auction, Saratoga Partners acquired certain assets of divine, including divine's content management assets, and Saratoga Partners simultaneously transferred the content management assets to FatWire. FatWire also announced that it had completed the sale of the Participant Server product line (formerly Eprise, Inc.) to SilkRoad Technology, Inc. FatWire will focus its efforts on its enterprise content management software, Content Server and UpdateEngine. Existing investors in FatWire, including Topspin Partners, EuclidSR Partners, Wheatley Partners and Newlight Associates, purchased additional equity in FatWire to fund the acquisition as well as to provide additional working capital to fund the company's projected growth. www.fatwire.com

Stibo Catalog Releases STEP ePublisher in North America
6/2/2003

Stibo Catalog announced the North American release of its STEP ePublisher. This tool enables formatted and stylized product data to be produced for web, intranet and/or CD-ROM catalogs and simplifies dynamic publishing. At the same time, it improves the efficiency of publishing paper catalogs. STEP ePublisher supports dynamic web publication and provides a summary of the current status of the content objects contained in an electronic catalog that has been created (draft, approved or published). The appropriate status is shown via color coding. The STEP ePublisher process is always linked to a specific publication defined within the Publication Manager, a cornerstone of the STEP application suite. www.stibocatalog.com

Progressive Announces Vasont SG for Small Groups
6/2/2003

Progressive Information Technologies announced the release of Vasont SG, a low-cost version of its content management system for cross-media publishing. Vasont SG specifically addresses fundamental content management needs for editorial groups with limited resources. Vasont SG is available as a client/server system for small editorial groups within organizations that have a need for content management for technical documentation, manuals, reference materials, and publications that are continually updated and republished in multiple media channels. The license fee for Vasont SG is $29,975 USD and includes one server and five client/server seats. Full support and training are also available. Vasont SG clients who determine a need for additional seats, Web seats, or advanced content management functionality can purchase a full Vasont system and receive credit for the entire Vasont SG purchase price. www.vasont.com

Macromedia Announces Authorware 7
6/2/2003

Macromedia announced Macromedia Authorware 7. Authorware enables developers to deliver AICC/ADL-SCORM compatible courseware, and the latest version adds learning management system Knowledge Objects that make it easier to communicate between the application and the LMS. A Learning Object Content Packager helps developers organize and upload content to the LMS. The packager compiles the metadata, Authorware files and resources, and an XML manifest into an ADL SCORM-compatible zip file. The product imports and exports XML to create data-driven applications, supports JavaScript to enable additional programming depth, and enables all product properties to be scripted, allowing developers to create commands, Knowledge Objects, and extensible content. Macromedia Authorware 7 is available as both a standalone product or as part of the Macromedia eLearning Suite. Authorware 7 is expected to ship later this month for Windows 98, SE, Me, NT 4, 2000, and XP. The product is priced at $2,999 for new users, $399 to upgrade from Authorware 6.5, and $899 to upgrade from Authorware 5.x and 6.0, with educational pricing at $499. www.macromedia.com/go/aw7

Autonomy Releases 'Core' Algorithm Upgrade
6/2/2003

Autonomy Corporation plc announced an upgrade to the core algorithms that power Autonomy's Intelligent Data Operating Layer (IDOL) Infrastructure technology. Dynamic Reasoning Engine vs 4 (DRE4) increases the speed and sophistication of real time analysis, and provides enhanced indexing performance, increased querying, improved storage, new logging features, enhanced field processing, split data storage, enhanced XML operations, multi-language support and simultaneous multi-security operations, Communication with DRE 4 is implemented over HTTP using XML and can adhere to .Net and SOAP. IDOL interface (application layer) Portal-in-a-Box vs 4 (PIB4) now provides a suite of analytics interfaces for automated navigation. These include enhanced automatic/manual query and results interfaces that power personalization and collaborative operations fusing text, voice and video sources in a single operation. For users who wish to employ manual operation techniques and editing features Legacy Compatibility Module vs 3 (LCM3) now provides as standard, advanced Proximity Keyword Search; Soundex; Metadata Search; Federated Search and Parametric Search. www.autonomy.com

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