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Quasar Releases Version 4.0 of its AJAX-based ECM Publishing Solution as NUQLEO
9/29/2006

Quasar Technologies announced NUQLEO, an AJAX-based enterprise content collaboration solution, incorporating highly advanced real-time publishing tools that enable organizations to seamlessly create, manage and control all processes from creation to end production. Quasar's AJAX-based solution, NUQLEO, is built on a foundation of new, systemic concepts of enterprise content management. Its functionalities combined with automated workflow decision-making leverage the inherent value of collaborative content creation, management, and assembly required within demanding global environments. NUQLEO sports a number of enhancements that add to its support of global professional publishing and enterprise content management. A snapshot of these new features includes: enhanced XML exchange of all information related to any object stored within the system, the generation of high quality documents out of pre-defined templates within seconds with its book creation and management module, sophisticated image quality control management has been implemented directly within the interface, and automatic JDF generation of pages with essential pre-press information. http://www.quasar-tech.com

TEMIS Launches Luxid, Information Discovery Solution
9/28/2006

TEMIS introduced Luxid, its latest solution serving the Information Intelligence needs of business corporations. Luxid brings answers to the challenge of information discovery and knowledge extraction from unstructured data. This solution supports Competitive Intelligence, Scientific Intelligence, Customer Sentiment Analysis, Reputation Management, and Publishing. To ease customer deployment, Luxid has been structured into three stackable software applications: 1) Luxid Annotation Factory performs the extraction of high value information from text. Its deep understanding of all major languages provides the ability to reliably identify entities and relationships; 2) Luxid Information Mart is an easy-to-administrate platform that federates heterogeneous sources, and enriches the harvested document leveraging Luxid Annotation Factory in order to build a knowledge base; and 3) Luxid Information Analytics is a web-based and feature-rich portal enabling information discovery on top of Luxid Information Mart. Its innovative User Interface provides advanced search and filtering, document navigation, time analysis, cross-tab views, information mapping and clustering. The exclusive Knowledge Browser turns any document set into a navigable knowledge graph, displaying extracted entities semantic relationships. To enable collaborative discoveries, Luxid Information Analytics also offers multiple-view dashboards through user-defined and shared Centers of Interest. Luxid was designed from the ground up on UIMA3, the new standard applicative framework for unstructured analytics created by IBM. Luxid supports 20 languages: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian Bokmal and Danish. Luxid is available now. http://www.temis.com

SoftCare to Introduce SoftCare K4 Version 5.7
9/28/2006

SoftCare will introduce version 5.7 of SoftCare K4, the editorial system based on Adobe InDesign in early October. This new version will be available in the fourth quarter of 2006. In addition to many features that simplify daily editorial tasks, version 5.7 will connect to the DC5 asset management system by Digital Collections and MetaGrove by Poundhill Software. K4 Web Editor 2.0 in connection with SoftCare K4 now makes it possible to write to fit directly into the web browser with a WYSIWYG preview generated by Adobe InDesign Server in the web browser, and thereby offers more flexibility in including the staff in the work processes. In addition, SoftCare is introducing the new publishing solution SoftCare K2 to the public. SoftCare K2 is an editorial system for small workgroups that is based on the same technical basic principle as its "big brother", SoftCare K4. There is a new connection module for the simplified transfer of images from the DC5 asset management system by Digital Collections. The DC5 asset management system includes all of the components for the organization, research, classification, and further processing of images, graphics, and audio and video information within a central database. MetaGrove by Poundhill Software extends the meta data functionality of SoftCare K4 with the XMP standard (Extensible Metadata Platform). Hierarchical meta data fields can be displayed within K4 and can be managed in accordance to each other. In addition, key words are being generated to prepare the archiving of data. Version 5.7 enables the remote control of SoftCare K4: Functions provided by the editorial system can be accessed automatically through scripts (JavaScript, AppleScript, Visual Basic). This makes it possible to automate the editorial processes for individual customers. SoftCare now has a new search function in the system. The user can now select whether he or she wants to use flexible and pre-defined inquiries or if he or she would like to search for his or her documents using a text search. K4 Web Editor 2.0 will also be introduced. This tool is suitable for including freelance staff that deliver contributions and provide access for proofreaders and editors-in-chief that want to monitor article progress every now and again while they are on the road. Publishing houses can thereby provide cost-effective access to articles without having to install and maintain software locally. http://www.softcare.de/

W3C Releases Draft on Versioning XML Languages Using XML Schema 1.1
9/28/2006

The W3C (Worldwide Web Consortium) XML Schema Working Group has released the First Public Working Draft of "Guide to Versioning XML languages using XML Schema 1.1." XML Schema 1.1 introduces new features that make it easier to define XML languages which are flexible enough to tolerate later revision in a forward-compatible way. Written for application and schema developers, the guide shows the new mechanisms and illustrates several techniques. The group invites comments on this draft which is expected to become a Working Group Note. http://www.w3.org/XML/

RealObjects Announces VersioTrack
9/27/2006

RealObjects announced VersioTrack, a document comparison and review tool which enables content contributors and reviewers to identify, visualize and merge changes between document versions in a web-based content creation workflow. In the content creation workflow of Web-based Content Management, Knowledge Management, e-Learning, ERP or e-Commerce systems, working with multiple versions of documents is a daily requirement. However, managing multiple document versions in an authoring team can be a difficult problem. RealObjects VersioTrack enables content contributors and reviewers to reliably identify and visualize differences between document versions. It also provides a way to accept and reject changes on a finely grained basis. Comparing XHTML documents is a very complicated process. The RealObjects VersioTrack comparison engine includes the DeltaXML technology from DeltaXML Ltd, a specialist provider of XML change control solutions to the publishing industry. VersioTrack is an add-on for edit-on Pro, the online WYSIWYG editor control. The VersioTrack add-on will be available from October. Pricing starts at US$ 1,066. http://www.realobjects.com/

Index Engines Automates the Backup Tape eDiscovery Process
9/27/2006

Index Engines unveiled a solution to directly index the contents of offline tape media. Companies can comply with legal discovery requests to search their entire tape archives without having to first restore the data, thereby fully automating the previously time consuming legal discovery process. The new TE-200 Tape Engine turns offline backup tapes into a directly searchable repository. It can scale to index tape archives of all sizes, from small discovery operations of a few hundred tapes up to large corporate environments. The TE-200 indexes tapes at the maximum physical speeds of modern tape drives. Many tape drives can be indexed simultaneously for efficiency. The indexing engine supports many backup software formats, including Tivoli Storage Manager, EMC-Legato and Veritas, and directly indexes the contents without manually restoring the tape contents and then rummaging through the files and emails to find the required documents. Instead, as the tapes are indexed the database is immediately searchable. IT managers have full flexibility in searching the index and can issue queries for full content search using Boolean operators, document metadata (title, author, date modified, date accessed, file type, size, and more), or email metadata. When a document is located and needs to be restored, users can simply select the file in the list of search results and an email will automatically be generated to the administrator will all the relevant information required (tape ID, location on tape and file name) to restore the specific file. The TE-200 is currently available with prices starting at $29,500 for a package that scales to support a four million file network. http://www.indexengines.com

Alfresco Launches Enterprise Open Source Web Content Management
9/27/2006

Alfresco Software Inc. announced that the availability of the Alfresco Web Content Management Preview release. This release offers enterprise class open source Web Content Management (WCM) for today's next generation web sites. This is a milestone for Alfresco which now offers a full Enterprise Content Management (ECM) suite of collaborative document management, records management, email archiving, image management and Web Content Management. The Alfresco Web Content Management Preview release is a WCM platform that includes features such as: Virtualization Server, Multi-Site Transactional Publishing, Web Content Compliance Server, Standards Based, and High-Availability Scalable Platform. End user features include: Standards-Based Forms to Create Pages - Chiba XForms, Simple Multi-Channel XML Publishing, Email-Based Production Workflow,In-Context Review,Integrated Support for Content Managers, Contributors, Reviewers, Web, Designers and Application Developers in one repository, Parallel Branching and Merging, Dependency Management, and Pre-Built Templates and Website Components. http://www.alfresco.com

Vignette Announces New Version of its Web Content Management Software
9/26/2006

Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN) announced the latest version of its Web content management software, Vignette Content Management. The flagship product of its Web suite, Vignette Content Management helps organizations improve customer interactions and build stronger brand loyalty through dynamic delivery of personalized, persuasive online content. This release enhances Vignette's extensible information management and delivery solution to custom deploy in real-time, a large number of content items to multiple Web sites and devices. New Vignette Content Management features include: Additional options for content entry, like wizards and layouts, enabling faster input and easier alteration of information; Publishing and policy enhancements to help align internal processes with end user requirements; Expanded search and workflow support for additional custom fields to help streamline the manipulation of data; Improved performance for viewing and retrieving millions of data elements; Extended platform support across a range of IT environments, including HP-UX, Microsoft SQL and OpenLDAP among others. http://www.vignette.com

W3C Announces Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA)
9/26/2006

W3C's Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) introduced a suite of documents that will make it easier for Web site developers to make dynamic Web content usable to people with disabilities. The First Public Working Drafts of the Accessible Rich Internet Application suite include the WAI-ARIA Roadmap, WAI-ARIA Roles, and WAI-ARIA States and Properties. Assistive technologies, including screen readers, speech dictation software, and on-screen keyboards help make the Web accessible to people with disabilities. To accomplish this, these tools require information about the semantics of specific portions of a document in order to present those portions in an accessible form. For example, to provide reliable access to a form element, a tool must also be able to recognize the state of that element (for example, whether it is checked, disabled, focused, collapsed, or hidden). Web sites are increasingly delivering applications with capabilities comparable to locally-installed software. These rich Internet applications make heavy use of scripting, and developers often improvise hybrids of existing technologies, including AJAX, DHTML, JavaScript, and SVG. These applications do not always provide the semantics needed to support these technologies. People with disabilities are therefore at risk of being left out of this new world of information. The Roadmap for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roadmap) describes an overall approach for ensuring interoperability between rich Internet applications and assistive technologies used by people with disabilities. The approach relies on technologies already developed or under development by W3C, such as the XHTML Role Attribute Module. In addition, the WAI-ARIA Roadmap presents a gap analysis identifying technologies that may still be needed to ensure accessible rich Internet applications. Two companion documents explain how to bridge those gaps: Roles for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA Roles) and States and Properties Module for Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA States). http://www.w3.org

SchemaLogic Introduces Partner Program
9/26/2006

SchemaLogic introduced Partner Advantage, a worldwide partner program to address business semantics management (BSM). The first companies to participate in Partner Advantage include Advent One (Australia), Advance Document Sciences, Credo Systems, InfoClear Consulting, Metataxis (UK), and WinsData (Brazil). Partner Advantage membership is useful for System Integrators (SI's) or independent contractors who are engaged in information management, application integration, system re-architecture, content management and portal and search initiatives. Among the program offerings are: access to lead generation, training for customers and partners, technical and development support, Proof of Concept scope, integration design, demonstration and presentation support. Partner Advantage was created for anyone helping to establish the business semantics of an industry, organization or enterprise, including consultants, taxonomists, information architects, data modelers and industry experts. SchemaLogic regularly partners with companies and subject matter experts that specialize in information management, taxonomy management, metadata modeling, integration, custom programming and business process improvement. http://www.schemalogic.com

Cynapse Launches cyn.in A Collaborative Information Management Service for the Enterprise
9/26/2006

Cynapse launches cyn.in, a collaborative information management web 2.0 service for small, medium and large businesses. With cyn.in, organizations can manage and collaborate upon knowledge and build a secure central repository of information and files. Teams across geographical locations can work together on the same documents or content and discuss upon them. cyn.in replaces Cynapse's previous offering, Amieo. Customers pay a monthly fee for every user from their team or organization that uses the system. There are no setup or other additional costs to the service. Customers can buy a cyn.in 'site' with a minimum of two users at $30 a user, and scale up to thousands. cyn.in is now available to teams, organizations and enterprises across the world, and can be purchased online. http://cyn.in

Koral Launches "Web 2.0" Business Solution for Content Management
9/26/2006

Koral announced the launch of its free-to-use Content Management solution. By applying the principles of Web 2.0, Koral aims to deliver an experience that compliments the way that users work today. People can rapidly contribute documents to the system directly from their desktops. Koral analyzes your content and automatically recommends how to classify it. By replacing folder-hierarchies with tags and smart-searching technology, users can quickly find what theyre looking for, subscribe to their favorite topics and receive updates and recommended content via email and RSS feeds. The system also helps ensure that everyone is working from the most current version of a document. When a user opens a previously downloaded document, the system will alert them if there is a newer version available and, with one click, show them what's changed compared to their desktop version. Koral is free-to-use. Interested individuals and organizations can register at http://www.koral.com

IBM and Enigma Deliver New Technical Document Management & Delivery Technology for Airline Industry
9/26/2006

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced new software for the aviation industry designed to improve fleet maintenance operations, reduce operational costs and help improve regulatory compliance. The solution for Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) helps automate processes and quickly deliver critical repair information to the line maintenance technicians who need it to improve aircraft repair turnaround time, and optimize the efficiency and consistency of airline maintenance. The IBM Technical Document Management and Delivery Solution brings together software from the IBM Content Management portfolio, aviation industry IBM business consulting expertise, and business expertise and technology from Enigma, Inc. to deliver a fully integrated solution that can be deployed in a few months. When used with an airline's existing MRO system, the solution provides immediate visibility into the latest maintenance change notices and helps automate document management. Additionally, it is slow and costly to author and revise technical publications, often requiring manual, paper-based editing and reviewing. As a result, maintenance information is often outdated or incomplete, adding cost and creating compliance risks. The new solution simplifies the maintenance challenge by quickly providing access to information spread across multiple information systems so that engineers can easily update and distribute technical publications, and technicians can efficiently perform maintenance and repairs. IBM Document Manager, part of the IBM content management portfolio, also tracks all changes in the authoring process to help ensure compliance with government regulations. The Enigma 3C platform provides an integrated aircraft encyclopedia that allows maintenance technicians in the field and in the hangar to see all of the latest service manuals, parts catalogs and troubleshooting guides customized for each specific aircraft. In addition, it allows the solution to be easily integrated with enterprise resource planning, inventory and maintenance scheduling systems, enabling the creation of customized task cards giving technicians visibility into the entire maintenance process. http://www-03.ibm.com/industries/travel

ZyLAB Adds Three Resesllers
9/25/2006

ZyLAB announced that InfoSystems, Inc., Micro Image Systems and Sirscan have all joined the ZyLAB reseller program, increasing the total number of new partners to 12 in the past year. As members of the program, resellers market and sell the ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform to their customers. The ZyIMAGE Information Access Platform is an XML-based system that provides a foundation for the archiving and long-term management of critical information, from digitized paper documents, to electronic files, to e-mail and attachments, to multimedia. InfoSystems offers hardware and services to assist organizations in the development and implementation of reliable, productive, secure, and scalable IT infrastructures. Micro Image Systems is a company that specializes in products and services around content management products. Sirscan started as a scanning bureau using a PDF workflow, converting paper to digital images. As clients needed better access to their working documents the company migrated its strategy to providing end-to-end document management solutions as opposed to strictly archiving. http://www.zylab.com

MindTouch Delivers Web 2.0 Inside Corporations
9/25/2006

MindTouch unveiled MindTouch DekiBox, an on-site smart appliance designed for companies of all sizes to efficiently create, share and discover corporate content. Self-managed and powered by MindTouch's service-oriented XML platform, MindTouch DekiBox delivers Web collaboration that scales from small businesses to large enterprises. Every organization needs an effective way to capture and leverage user-generated content. Whereas existing content management systems can be complicated and time consuming, MindTouch DekiBox provides straightforward functionality and can be installed within minutes for immediate use. Accessible through common Web browsers, it allows team members in any location to exchange files, post images, share emails, and create wiki pages instantly in a shared space. MindTouch DekiBox combines the remote accessibility of online applications with the security and control of housing data behind the corporate firewall. Business continuity is through remote management including automatic software upgrades and security releases, encrypted, off-site data back-ups and proactive hardware monitoring. The appliance also features the MindTouch Connector for Microsoft Outlook, a tool for publishing messages and attachments from the email platform directly into wiki pages. MindTouch DekiBox is available for pre-order. Introductory pricing starts at $995 with flexible service plans available. http://www.mindtouch.com

Stylus Studio Releases All-New XML Pipeline & XML Publishing Tools
9/25/2006

Stylus Studio announced the immediate availability of Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite. The latest release of the XML IDE offers completely new XML Pipeline and XML Publisher tools, and it is said by the company as being the single biggest and most significant release in Stylus Studio's 10 year history. Stylus Studio XML Pipeline editor allows developers to quickly model their entire application as a sequence of XML processing operations. For example, a typical XML application might involve converting legacy data into an XML format, validating the resulting XML document, then transforming it to HTML or PDF using XQuery or XSLT. Using the Stylus Studio XML Pipeline tool, developers can visually assemble such an application by dragging and dropping dozens of common XML operations from a tools palette onto a canvas and simply wiring them together according to the application's business requirements. Developers can also drag XQuery, XSLT, and other XML documents from a file system and drop them directly on the XML Pipeline canvas. The Stylus Studio XML Pipeline tool integrates all of Stylus Studio's XSLT and XQuery debugging tools and utilities, enabling users to debug the entire application as a whole, or individual components or chains of components, by setting breakpoints where they choose. Stylus Studio provides integrated Java Code Generation tools to automatically generate the required code to deploy and run the entire XML application in a production environment. The Stylus Studio XML application debugging and code generation tools provide extensibility, offering integration with XML, XQuery, XSL and XSLT processors including DataDirect XQuery, Apache Xalan, Apache Xerces, Microsoft .NET, MSXML, Saxonica, RenderX XEP, XSV, and others. The Stylus Studio XML Publisher product is an XML report designer that allows users to create advanced document layouts for use in single-source publishing, XML content management, and multi-channel publishing applications. Business users can design rich document layouts to publish XML content to PDF, HTML, Postscript and many other document formats using XSLT 1.0, XSLT 2.0, or XQuery 1.0. The Stylus Studio XML Publisher product supports numerous heterogeneous data sources including relational databases; XML databases; Web services: EDI, EDIFACT, X12, CSV and other flat file formats; as well as XML and XML Schema documents. Stylus Studio 2007 XML Enterprise Suite is now available for free trial download or for purchase at the Stylus Studio online shop. Stylus Stylus Studio 2007 Release 3 XML Enterprise Suite is offered at $795 (USD) for a single-user license. Stylus Studio XML Professional Suite is now offered at $450 for a single-user license, and Stylus Studio 2007 Home Edition is offered at $99 for a single-user license. http://www.stylusstudio.com, http://www.datadirect.com

Tridion Appoints Ion Global as its First Premier Partner in US Market
9/25/2006

Tridion announced a strategic partnership with Ion Global, an international e-business consultancy, to provide customers with the solutions and technology they need to launch global e-business initiatives. The partnership will take advantage of Tridion's web content management solutions that support organizations' web site globalization projects and Ion Global's expertise in counseling clients throughout the process of developing multinational e-business endeavors. The partnership will allow Ion Global to develop Tridion software implementation capabilities, extending Tridion's competence to roll out its WCM software across the US. Prior to this formal partnership, Tridion and Ion Global have worked on a number of international projects. http://www.tridion.com, http://www.ionglobal.com

KAPSware Releases PDF Link Creation Tool, ALR Auto Linker
9/25/2006

KAPSware announced the general availability of its Adobe Acrobat plug-in that auto links PDF files allowing for precise HTML like navigation and control. ALR Auto Linker takes the PDF composition, publishing, and navigation process to a new level with its Quick Link, Keyword Link, and Link Management functions. With ALR, one can quickly create, edit, audit, and delete links in bulk. One can also check for external dependencies, catch any broken links and import-export links across PDF files. Links can be visually traversed and link destinations can be corrected in bulk using ALR's Find/Replace capability. By generating rich and meaningful links, ALR makes PDF files accessible and streamlines SEC compliance, FDA submission, Court filing, Catalog creation, and Web publishing functions. Users can hyper link reports, prospectuses, studies, manuals, drawings, and product catalogs. ALR auto linker runs on Windows and works with Acrobat 5, 6, and 7. ALR is available as an Acrobat Plug-in priced at $169 per CPU License. ALR can be purchased and downloaded immediately. For a free Evaluation copy, visit the KAPSware Web site at http://www.kapsware.com/

CustomerVision Launches Wiki Widgets
9/22/2006

CustomerVision announced the release of CustomerVision Wiki Widgets to allow business users to add content and functionality to their CustomerVision BizWiki solutions. The default widgets support features such as mini-dashboards, expert routing, threaded discussions, and a dashboard builder that makes it easy to create and place widgets on a page. CustomerVision's approach allows users to create enhancements to their wiki without the need for programming or HTML. The built-in widgets such as the mini-dashboards make it easy for wiki users to keep up with activity on the site without the need to manually update a list of links. Users can also use the expert routing widget to present an "Ask the Expert" page that uses an email-style conversation as the basis for new wiki pages. In addition to supporting new Enterprise 2.0 application functionality, Wiki Widgets enhances CustomerVision's existing ability to create custom themes. CustomerVision's custom themes allow companies to create layouts and designs that match their corporate branding and Wiki Widgets extends this customization ability while maintaining the ease and simplicity of a wiki. http://www.customervision.com

IBM Releases Workplace Web Content Management 6.0
9/20/2006

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the availability of IBM Workplace Web Content Management 6.0, offering businesses simple customization tools that accelerate content creation and provide tight integration with IBM WebSphere Portal. The new solution delivers authoring tools, making it simple for non-technical users to create and publish customized, up-to-the minute Web content. New ease-of-use features include menu-based personalization tools that allow users to customize forms based on a role or function. Additionally, a choice of rich text editors and wiki-like editing features help users edit objects and data on-the-fly within the context of a Web site or portal. Web content is now stored in the Java Content Repository (JCR) which is a strong step toward full support of the JSR 170. JSR 170 facilitates information exchange among a variety of web content management software packages. An author can now pick and choose from a set of actions to create a personalization rule for the piece of content they own. For example, insurance agents can make sure that if users logging-in to their Web site own property insurance, they will see content about new trends in property protection, while if they own life insurance, they will see content on how to add beneficiaries to their plan. With integration to the WebSphere Portal document manager, publishing content can be as simple as dragging a document to a Window's desktop folder. New link management enhancements to help secure the reliability and reputation of information in a public forum, such as a web site: Protection against broken or non-working URLs helps ensure that all internally referenced Web site links will be up to date. New customers and IBM Portal Server 6.0 customers can buy Workplace Web Content Management 6.0 as a stand-alone product priced at $399.99 per processor value unit ($39,999 per typical processor). IBM WebSphere Portal Enable and Extend customers can deploy Workplace Web Content Management anytime using earned value units under their current portal licensing terms. http://www.ibm.com/software/

W3C Announces XHTML-Print is a W3C Recommendation
9/20/2006

The World Web Consortium released "XHTML-Print" as a W3C Recommendation. Designed for printing from mobile and low-cost devices, the XHTML-Print page description format satisfies print and display needs in the absence of a printer-specific driver and where variability in the formatting of the output is expected and is acceptable. The work is based on XHTML-Print written by the Printer Working Group (PWG), a program of the IEEE-ISTO. http://www.w3.org/MarkUp/

Gilbane Group Launches Content Technology CTO Blog
9/19/2006

The Gilbane Group announced they have launched a blog for Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) who are involved in enterprise content applications, whether vendor, integrator, or enterprise implementer. The content technology CTO Blog is hosted by the Gilbane Group as a service to the content and information technology community. The purpose of the blog is to facilitate ongoing discussion and debate on technologies, approaches and architectures relevant to enterprise content applications. CTOs have a wealth of critical information about technologies that is not always accessible to enterprise customers. CTOs also have demanding jobs, and have limited time available to meet with each other with customers, or with other industry influencers. This blog is intended to encourage communication both between vendor CTOs and between enterprise customer CTOs and vendor CTOs. All CTOs are invited to participate as an author, and to comment. Two CTO Blog charter authors have already contributed posts during the pre-launch testing. John Newton, a Documentum founder and now founder and CTO of Alfresco, provides a provocative take on "content management 2.0". Vern Imrich, CTO of Percussion Software, shares insights into the apparent contradiction of content management technology moving up and down the technology infrastructure stack at the same time. Additional charter authors of the Content Technology CTO Blog include: Bill Cava, Ektron; James Gonthier, Refresh; Jason Hunter, Mark Logic; Vern Imrich, Percussion; John Newton, Alfresco; Bjørn Olstad, FAST; Eric Severson, Flatirons Solutions; and Carl Sutter, CrownPeak. To see the full posts, a list of topic areas, comment, or learn how to contribute, see http://gilbane.com/ctoblog/

McLaren Software and CYA Technologies Partner
9/19/2006

McLaren Software and CYA Technologies, announced a partnership where they have certified interoperability of McLaren's Enterprise Engineer and CYA's SmartRecovery. McLaren's Enterprise Engineer allows users to focus on the processes involved with the creation, review and approval of intellectual property with a focus on complex engineering content including drawings and documents. CYA's SmartRecovery provides a recovery solution that captures and recovers discrete content and its associated audit trails at the incident level in response to data loss as a result of corruption, viruses or human error without system downtime. http://www.mclarensoftware.com, http://www.cya.com

FAST Brings Personal Search to the Enterprise with Next Generation of FAST PSP
9/19/2006

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) announced the availability of FAST Personal Search and FAST PSP SDK. Together, these new offerings constitute the next generation of the FAST Personal Search Platform (FAST PSP), an extension to the FAST Enterprise Search Platform (FAST ESP), that expands the breath and depth of their search technology from the enterprise and the Web to individual desktops. FAST Personal Search is a new desktop application that locates information anywhere - locally, across the enterprise or on the Web. FAST PSP SDK is an OEM-specific software development component that enables software providers to extend their solution functionality to the enterprise desktop. FAST PSP provides an enterprise-focused personal search platform for delivering branded solutions. FAST PSP empowers organizations to deliver a unified, 360-degree view of the enterprise and the desktop. Employees avoid spending time 'application hopping' and searching individual applications. FAST PSP SDK alows FAST OEM partners and ISVs to develop and deliver services and solutions with FAST PSP as a foundation - enabling them to extend the functionality and reach of their offerings to the enterprise desktop. FAST PSP SDK communicates with FAST InStream. http://www.fastsearch.com

Adobe Introduces Acrobat 8
9/18/2006

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) introduced Adobe Acrobat 8. Acrobat 8's user interface enables users to start common activities, such as combining, signing and protecting PDF files, interacting with PDF forms, reviewing and collaborating on documents, or launching a real-time web conference, with a single click. The Acrobat 8 product line introduces several major features in the areas of document collaboration, PDF content reuse, PDF forms, packaging of multiple documents, and controlling sensitive information. For example, shared reviews put collaboration within the reach of virtually anyone with access to a shared network folder and Adobe Reader. A participant in a shared review can see comments posted by others, track the status of the review, and work even when not connected. Acrobat 8 also enables PDF content to be exported into other formats to enable reuse and repurposing of content. With Acrobat 8, any business or individual knowledge worker can take advantage of PDF forms. Form field recognition automates the process of creating PDF forms from static PDF documents, and wizards help manage the distribution of forms and collection of data. Users of Acrobat 8 Professional or Acrobat 3D Version 8 can enable anyone with the free Adobe Reader to digitally sign and save PDF forms. Additionally, PDF packages allow for grouping disparate information into what appears like a single document, but preserves individual files and security settings for maximum flexibility. Comprehensive capabilities help control or permanently redact sensitive visible and hidden information in PDF files. Adobe also announced that Acrobat 8 Professional will be integrated into Adobe Creative Suite 2.3 Premium. Acrobat 8 Professional for Microsoft Windows and Macintosh, and Acrobat 8 Standard for Windows, are expected to be available in November 2006 in English, French, German, and Japanese versions. Acrobat 8 Professional is expected to be available for an estimated street price of US$449, and registered users of qualifying earlier versions of Acrobat can upgrade to Acrobat 8 Professional for an estimated street price of US$159. Acrobat 8 Standard is expected to be available for an estimated street price of US$299, and registered users of qualifying earlier versions of Acrobat can upgrade to Acrobat 8 Standard for an estimated street price of US$99. http://www.adobe.com

Adobe Expands Acrobat Family with Acrobat Connect Collaboration Product Line
9/18/2006

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) introduced the Adobe Acrobat Connect software product line, a web conferencing and collaboration solution to offer "always-on" personal meeting rooms. The product line, consisting of Adobe Acrobat Connect and Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional, enables knowledge workers to instantly connect online with nothing more than a web browser and Flash Player. The Acrobat 8 product line offers knowledge workers a complete PDF document solution; and the Acrobat Connect product line brings real-time, interactive web conferencing and collaboration within the reach of everyone. Acrobat Connect enables users to choose a simple web address for their online personal meeting room, with unlimited usage for up to 15 participants for a monthly fee. A custom URL enables easy-to-remember access to each user's personal meeting room. The Acrobat Connect hosted service provides users with collaboration tools, such as screen sharing, whiteboarding, chat, video conferencing, and audio conferencing. Acrobat Connect enables anyone with a Flash software-enabled web browser to join a web meeting without having to download software. Additionally, with one-button "Start Meeting" access from Acrobat 8 and Adobe Reader 8, users can also launch Acrobat Connect directly from a document to start collaborating immediately. For online meetings with multiple presenters, online events, and live virtual classrooms, Acrobat Connect Professional provides larger organizations with a full-featured web conferencing solution. Beyond the baseline functionality of Acrobat Connect, Acrobat Connect Professional offers support for large meetings, reporting, content management, extensive user and meeting management capabilities, support for interactive multimedia, integrated telephony, and Voice over Internet Protocol. Organizations can deploy Acrobat Connect Professional in either an on-premise, behind the firewall configuration, or through Adobe's hosted service. The Acrobat Connect hosted service is expected to be available in November 2006 as a free trial version through the end of the calendar year. The commercial release of Acrobat Connect, initially available in English, is expected to be available in early 2007 for a subscription price of US$39/month, or US$395/year per user. Acrobat Connect Professional is expected to be available in December 2006. It is expected to be available in English, German, French, Japanese, and Korean and will be licensed on a named user, as well as concurrent port basis. Existing licensed customers of the Macromedia Breeze solution with up-to-date maintenance plans may be eligible for updates to Acrobat Connect Professional and new versions of the Adobe Connect servers. http://www.adobe.com/acrobat/

ISYS Search Software Announces of the ISYS 8 Product Suite
9/18/2006

ISYS Search Software announced the immediate general availability of ISYS 8, the company's suite for search, navigation and discovery. Designed to address the entire scope of information access needs, the ISYS 8 suite is comprised of three core products: ISYS:desktop 8, ISYS:web 8 and ISYS:sdk 8. New features that address key enterprise search requirements include: Text mining, e-discovery and expertise location via ISYS Entities; Content caching, scripting and federated search support; Adherence to business rules via tuning and editorial controls such as Best Bets; Full-featured search analytics capabilities through enhanced ISYS SearchTrends, and broader content support, including Microsoft SharePoint and Office 2007. Core to the ISYS 8 suite is ISYS Entities, which automatically extracts and displays the "Who, What and Where" of a given search, thus enabling users to better understand the context of their results and the connections and associations present between their search terms and the content. Highlighting everything from people and locations to email addresses, ISYS Entities enables users to drill down, locate topic experts and discover information they might not have known existed. ISYS Entities is even offered in ISYS:desktop. ISYS:sdk 8 enables software developers and system integrators to incorporate the ISYS search API into custom applications and solutions, whether for commercial distribution or internal use. ISYS:sdk 8 has been used as an embedded search solution for a variety of different applications, including email archiving, e-discovery, records and document management, recruitment and document imaging applications. http://www.isys-search.com

XMetaL Unveils New Content Lifecycle Solutions & XMetaL Author 5.0 Beta
9/18/2006

XMetaL, a JustSystems company announced the availability of two new offerings designed for large global organizations: Global Content Delivery and Master Content Management. These Content Lifecycle Solutions combine a standards-based technology platform and services to enable global content delivery and localization, and consolidation of multiple sources of content into a single master source. XMetaL's solutions exploit XML content contribution, authoring, review, publishing, localization, content management and workflow. Implementing XML structured authoring and review for document assembly facilitates reuse of existing content, and streamlines content delivery processes by shifting away from the traditional practice of authoring and controlling whole documents. The solutions are built on an architecture that combines industry standards such as DITA. The combined technology platform and services enable organizations to accelerate time-to-market by simultaneously shipping products to multiple markets, and gain the flexibility to deliver unique local content as needed. Using a single "master content" approach, organizations are able to reduce the cost and complexity of multi-channel content delivery. Consolidating information improves the effectiveness of customer service & support operations, while ensuring that all parties receive consistent, up-to-date information. XMetaL also announced the availability of XMetaL Author 5.0 Betahttp://www.xmetal.com

Convera Launches New Product Platform to Integrate Web & Enterprise Search
9/18/2006

Convera Corporation (NASDAQ:CNVR) launched TrueKnowledge Platform. The platform applies Convera search technologies to enterprise and Web environments, enabling individuals to access information both within their corporation and across the Internet in a single, consolidated view. Through the unified TrueKnowledge Platform, Convera will deliver three solutions: Convera TrueKnowledge for Web - a hosted service that provides a customized search engine for content publishers serving professional markets; Convera TrueKnowledge for Discovery - a bundled hardware and software product deployed behind an organization's firewall that enables them to search billions of internal documents as well as vast information on the Web. The offering provides advanced data mining features and supports third-party integration; Convera TrueKnowledge for Enterprise - a software-only enterprise search offering with the ability to incorporate selected Web content. The offering combines the essential features of Convera RetrievalWare with the functionality of TrueKnowledge Platform. Convera is currently making TrueKnowledge for Discovery available to RetrievalWare customers who have large-scale and mixed enterprise and Web search needs. Convera has also established a migration path to TrueKnowledge for Enterprise following the delivery of RetrievalWare 8.2 in the third quarter of this fiscal year. Both TrueKnowledge for Discovery and TrueKnowledge for Enterprise will support RetrievalWare intellectual property. Stored queries, profiles and taxonomies built and deployed on RetrievalWare will be easily migrated to the new platform while providing increased precision, scalability and performance. Convera customers under maintenance contracts will be upgraded to the TrueKnowledge for Enterprise software solution at no additional expense. Optional functionality delivered as part of TrueKnowledge for Enterprise will carry an additional cost. TrueKnowledge for Web and TrueKnowledge for Discovery are available immediately. Convera plans to release TrueKnowledge for Enterprise in 2007. http://www.convera.com

iUpload Announes Enhanced Version of Customer Conversation System
9/18/2006

iUpload announced the newest version of its Customer Conversation System, a blogging platform for enterprises and publishers that enables Internet-based communities to improve communications, enhance customer relationships, drive sales leads and gather marketing data. New social voting capabilities allow community members to select the content that is most important to them, providing new ways for enterprises/publishers to engage their audience and better understand their customers and market. Community categories can be exposed by specific security groups, allowing companies to give chosen bloggers trusted approval for some categories, but require editor moderation for others. Permissioning also controls which users can view and comment on posts, increasing control over comment spam. All participation points (commenting, voting, submissions, etc.) in the platform are now exposed and can be called on from any site or application. This allows customers to easily add things like commenting, voting, rating and support for user generated content to existing sites. iUpload has expanded its permissioning and sign-on to include NewsGator's suite of RSS readers, including NetNewsWire, FeedDemon and NewsGator Inbox. This integration allows NewsGator's products to work seamlessly inside any iUpload-created community. Administrators can exercise more control over the look and feel of their community, including blog templates, sign-up forms and other materials. The enhanced iUpload Customer Conversation System is available immediately. http://www.iupload.com

Autonomy and Agile Partner to Create Integrated Solution for Product Lifecycle Management Information Discovery
9/15/2006

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) and Agile Software Corporation (Nasdaq: AGIL) announced a partnership to jointly market a solution that enables companies to discover product content throughout the enterprise. The solution combines Product Lifecycle Management and Information Discovery and allows users to securely discover and understand the relationships between information components managed within Agile and other enterprise systems such as ERP, CRM, Requirements Management and ECM. The integrated solution of Autonomy and Agile PLM delivers to users a convergence of structured data and unstructured content. This solution is for customers with multiple departments such as, engineering, marketing, purchasing and finance, who need to retrieve information from various repositories. Integration with Autonomy technology improves the speed and accuracy of discovery to gain insight on issues ranging from design to project or product completion. The solution is currently in production. The Autonomy/Agile solution was developed by the vdR Group and is a fully supported, off-the-shelf solution available from Autonomy. The solution adheres to Autonomy's development standards and can operate within various applications, as a standalone browser-based solution, or within various portal environments. http://www.agile.com, http://www.autonomy.com/

Ektron Releases CMS400.NET Version 6.1
9/13/2006

Ektron, Inc. announced it released Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.1, its all-in-one application for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites. With Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.1 site visitors create their own customized views of a site's pages with content options specified by the site owner, such as blogs, forums or calendars. Content authors can also build shared views for all visitors using the same functionality, eliminating the need to have a developer reconfigure the web pages. The new Link Checker utility validates all templates, content, menus, CSS and JavaScript on-demand or on a reoccurring schedule, reports list source files and pages with broken links and provide an "edit from here" button that goes directly to the problem. The latest version of the editor includes enhanced support for XML and microformats, and Unicode and multilingual content, as well as new built-in math functions for complex formulas and calculation character strings. The customizable 508 & W3C Compliance Checker automatically ensures content is compliant with accessibility standards and restricts the ability to publish, if necessary. New functionality in the Ektron Explorer lets non-technical business users set up personal portals for managing individual or team projects. Ektron's new integrated toolbar for Microsoft Office lets users author, edit and interact with the integrated document management system without ever leaving Word, Excel, PowerPoint or other Office application environment. Ektron's new API and Event Handler simplifies CMS400.NET development and extension. A new Visual Studio(R) extension integrates directly into Visual Studio's template library for quick access. When chosen, a new project and its required files and database are generated automatically. A plug-in wizard helps in developing custom functionality and provides a simple interface for interacting with CMS400.NET's Event Handler. Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.1 is available immediately. Pricing starts at $8,939 USD for a 10-user, one-URL license with one year of maintenance, which provides access to all product upgrades and unlimited technical support. http://www.ektron.com

IBM Ships Lotus Sametime 7.5
9/13/2006

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the availability of Lotus Sametime 7.5 software, which enables businesses to extend their real-time collaboration beyond instant messaging and Web conferencing to a platform for unified business collaboration. The IBM approach to unified collaboration integrates an enterprise's key communication tools into their business processes. As instant messaging evolves from a person-to-person communication tool to the collaboration hub of an organization, the demand for secure, flexible and customizable solutions increases. The ability to "plug in" new functionality into instant messaging means a customer could tap into voice, video and access data from other applications all within the Lotus Sametime client to speed productivity and work more efficiently. The evolution of instant messaging to a more open and extensible platform also represents a significant opportunity for the IBM Business Partner community. With its Eclipse framework, Lotus Sametime 7.5 enables customers and third-party vendors to build and deploy plugins. Nearly 100 IBM Business Partners from around the world are working with IBM to deliver solutions for Lotus Sametime. IBM announced an online virtual showcase of IBM Business Partner and IBM created plugins. With this resource, customers will be able to search and learn about available third-party technology that integrates with Lotus Sametime. In addition, customers will have direct links to the IBM Business Partners and be able to download their plugins. Lotus Sametime 7.5 is currently available at a cost of $55.00 per user for a perpetual software license. http://www.ibm.com/lotus/sametime

CMS Watch Releases "The CMS Report" 10.0
9/12/2006

CMS Watch released the 10 edition of their "CMS Report" with evaluations of 30 content management systems from North America and Europe. Based on hundreds of interviews with web content management system (CMS) customers worldwide, the 10th Edition includes detailed comparisons of 30 vendors across 17 key feature categories, as well as evaluations of individual product suitability for 12 universal CMS scenarios. The CMS Report provides 8 to 15-page comparative product surveys of 30 web content management offerings as well as information about 12 other packages across 7 product categories. Vendors covered include Microsoft, EMC|Documentum, Interwoven, FileNet, Vignette, Stellent, IBM, Open Text, Hummingbird/RedDot, WebSideStory, Day, Mediasurface, Serena, Tridion, CoreMedia, Percussion, FatWire, PaperThin, Ektron, CrownPeak, Typo3, and Plone/Zope. The Report is available for purchase online from CMS Watch at http://www.cmswatch.com.

Near-Time Enhances Hosted Collaboration Service
9/12/2006

Near-Time, Inc. announced enhancements to their hosted collaboration platform that deliver improved collaborative capabilities. The new features include the addition of a dashboard overview of activities, improved group file management, tools to automatically organize Wiki content, and podcasting enhancements. The Near-Time dashboard lets members see all of their group activity in a single screen, bringing individual needs and community interaction together. It gives users a comprehensive view of what has occurred across their collaborative spaces, integrating Weblog posts, Wiki pages, calendar events, and files. Users can view and sort new changes in chronological or contextual order. This brings organization to unstructured group information across multiple collaborative environments and various projects. Near-Time's new Wiki home page creator organizes Wiki pages automatically by category and recency. Automatic home pages enable users to work together contextually. Users can also create their own Wiki home page and toggle between automatic and custom modes. This allows multiple users to discover and access content in a much more efficient and organized manner, thus consolidating information across all collaborative groups. Near-Time's new file services enable users to share and organize files in folders and directly upload files. File folders can be assigned categories and leverage the contextual tools of the application and the Internet itself. The podcasting enhancements allow users to make podcasts available from both public and private Near-Time spaces. http://www.near-time.com

Alfresco and Kofax Announce Integration of Ascent Capture
9/12/2006

Alfresco Software Inc. and Kofax, announced the availability of an integration of Kofax Ascent Capture with Alfresco's open source repository. The Ascent integration module offers joint Alfresco and Kofax customers access to a production capture solution, including automatic document classification, data extraction and validation for both Internet-based distributed capture or centralized environments. The Ascent integration also allows documents to be captured and stored in Alfresco, enabling customers to review and approve documents for long term archival or records management purposes. Ascent accelerates business processes by collecting paper documents, forms and e-documents. The integration with Ascent Capture features automatic mapping to an Alfresco content type, generation of TIFF, PDF or OCR generated text and the ability to apply Alfresco's aspect-oriented rules engine to process captured images. The system also includes secure access to any repository regardless of location. In addition, by using Alfresco's web services API, customers can deploy Ascent Capture without any additional installation to the Alfresco repository. The integration was developed by Alfresco, Kofax and Kofax Certified Solution Provider, Aarden Ringcroft. The Kofax Ascent Capture integration module will be available through the Alfresco Forge this month. http://www.alfresco.com

EMC Announces Documentum Page Builder WCM Software
9/12/2006

EMC Corporation announced EMC Documentum Page Builder, their next-generation web content management (WCM) software that simplifies the creation, management and deployment of corporate websites. Documentum Page Builder features include: A new graphical user interface (GUI) that improves design and site layout; A component-based approach that allows users to reuse static or dynamic components such as a header, footer or navigation to quickly assembly web pages; Easier site view and editing capabilities to reduce time spent searching for content; Support for Macromedia Dreamweaver templates for easier importing to and used by Web Publisher Page Builder; and XML support of layout and content to provide schema validation, efficient parsing and processing, and rendering to multiple markup languages. Like other products in the EMC Documentum suite, Documentum Page Builder is unified with the EMC Documentum enterprise content management (ECM) platform. The unified architecture enables Page Builder to take advantage of all content, process and repository services including multimedia services for managing and editing images and business process management for extending workflows beyond the content management system. EMC Documentum Page Builder will be available later this year in Q4. Prices vary by configuration. Documentum Page Builder is part of a complete suite of web content management software from EMC. Related tools include EMC Documentum Portlet Builder for building and managing content in portal environments; role-based web publishing interfaces; and content distribution, staging, delivery and caching services. http://software.emc.com

webMethods to Acquire Infravio
9/11/2006

webMethods, Inc. (NASDAQ:WEBM) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Infravio, Inc. for approximately $38 million in cash. The deal is expected to close during the month of September 2006 and it is anticipated to be accretive to webMethods' earnings per share (EPS) beginning with the quarter ending March 31, 2007. Infravio is a provider of service-oriented architecture (SOA) registry and governance solutions. SOA governance enforces the policies and procedures that determine how developers, IT staff and business users leverage and utilize services throughout the entire SOA lifecycle, from initial design and run-time to ongoing changes in the system. SOA governance creates alignment and enables collaboration across these disparate groups while allowing each participant to maintain their own distinct view of services and policies. Once integrated within the webMethods Fabric product suite, Infravio's SOA registry and governance solutions, coupled with the semantic metadata technologies recently acquired from Cerebra, will enable users to accelerate SOA adoption throughout their enterprise. Infravio's registry, repository and SOA governance solutions are expected to be integrated within the webMethods Fabric product suite by the calendar fourth quarter of 2006. In the interim, Infravio's current products will continue to be offered on a standalone basis. http://www.webmethods.com

Northern Light Opens Up Search of the Business Web for All Users
9/11/2006

Northern Light announced that it is releasing a new version of the Business Research Engine which opens the service to all users. All users of the Business Research Engine can now browse the Market Intelligence Centers (MIC), access the featured reports and resources from the Web, and can use the Business Web search without limitations as well as the new white paper search. Users can search the full-text of trade journal and business news databases without limitation to see if there are interesting and relevant articles that meet their needs. A subscription or day pass is required to read articles from the journals and business news sources and to take advantage of the advanced functionality like Search Alerts, Public Alerts and user preferences. There is no advertising on the site, no pop-ups, no paid inclusions, no text ads pretending to be search results. Credit card subscriptions to access the premium content and features can take two forms: a monthly subscription for $9.95 or, a new option with this version, 24 hour day passes for $4.95. Subscribers have unlimited access to all content and features. There are also annual enterprise licenses available for $5,000 for up to 50 seats and $36,000 for an unlimited number of users. http://www.northernlight.com/, http://www.nlresearch.com

Adobe Delivers DITA and S1000D XML Authoring Support for FrameMaker 7.2 in Public Beta
9/7/2006

Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ: ADBE) made available as a public beta for the Windows platform two new Application Packs for Adobe FrameMaker 7.2 software. The two new beta Application Packs, available at no charge, provide enterprises and developers with support for the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) and S1000D specifications for creating technical publications, documentation, and other resources that significantly extend the XML authoring capabilities and standards supported by FrameMaker 7.2. The new FrameMaker 7.2 beta Application Packs for DITA and S1000D enable customers and developers to use FrameMaker 7.2 for authoring, publishing, and developing XML content using DITA and S1000D. DITA defines an XML architecture for designing, writing, managing, and publishing information in print and on the web. The Technical Publications Specification Maintenance Group (TPSMG) manages S1000D, a specification traditionally used in defense and aviation that is designed to reduce unnecessary content rework and maintenance. More than a dozen Adobe development partners and members of the Adobe Solutions Network contributed to the development of the FrameMaker 7.2 beta Application Packs for DITA and S1000D. S1000D experts iTP-X created the Application Pack for S1000D. Backspace Ink, Bright Path Solutions, Document Jones, Group Wellesley, Integrated Technologies, Leximation, Promptt, Publishing Smarter, Scriptorium Publishing, Text Structure Consulting, and Silicon Publishing created the Application Pack for DITAall overseen and coordinated by Silicon Publishing. Independent consultants Tassos Anastasiou, Tobias Reif, and Andrea Sharp also contributed their technical publishing knowledge and skills to developing the new FrameMaker Application Packs. The public beta for the FrameMaker 7.2 Application packs for Microsoft Windows is available for free download from the Adobe Labs web site. Regular updates to the software will be posted on the site and the final product is expected to be introduced in Fall 2006. http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/framemaker_ap

InforSense and Linguamatics Announce Partnership in Text Analytics
9/6/2006

InforSense Ltd. announced that the company has entered into a partnership agreement with Linguamatics and its use in text search and mining. Under the agreement, InforSense will provide access to Linguamatics I2E (Interactive Information Extraction) software tools from InforSense's text analytics platform, InforSense TextSense, to provide a single, flexible and accessible environment for constructing tailored, high performance text analytics applications. Linguamatics has also joined the InforSense Open Workflow Partner Network as the 25th member. Linguamatics I2E enables flexible NLP and ontology based querying over large collections of documents (such as journal articles, patents, news feeds or regulatory documents) in real time through an intuitive graphical user interface. InforSense TextSense, an extension of InforSense KDE specialized to text analytics, provides workflow-based functionality for importing, processing, analyzing and visualizing the contents of large document collections from varied data sources. By using an analytical workflow model, users can rapidly construct and deploy customizable text analytics applications across the enterprise and incorporate text analytics into cross-domain data analyses. http://www.linguamatics.com, http://www.inforsense.com

MindTouch Connector for Microsoft Outlook Offers email-to-wiki Publishing
9/6/2006

MindTouch has launched the MindTouch Connector for Microsoft Outlook, a tool for publishing messages and attachments from email directly into wiki pages. With one click, businesses can now unlock, organize and share the full context of email correspondence in a collaborative environment instead of isolating the information on individual desktops. The MindTouch Connector for Microsoft Outlook is the latest enhancement for the MindTouch Managed Office Server (MOS), an onsite wiki appliance specifically designed to meet the information management needs of small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). MindTouch MOS sits securely behind a customer's firewall, allowing companies to maintain control of their data by keeping it on their own networks. Business continuity is ensured through remote management features, including encrypted offsite data back-ups. To use the new feature, an employee first selects the email they want to post on the MindTouch MOS then clicks the 'Publish' button on the toolbar. The entire conversational thread and all related attachments are then captured in a central repository where the information can be shared. The MindTouch Connector for Microsoft Outlook is immediately available to all MindTouch customers covered under existing monthly or annual service plans. Availability, pricing and purchase options for users of MindTouch DekiWiki through hosted wiki providers will be available in October. http://www.mindtouch.com

Index Data Releases Zebra 2.0
9/6/2006

Index Data has released Zebra 2.0, a major upgrade of its Open Source database server and indexing engine. This upgrade makes index profiling much easier, supports increased tuning of search results, incorporates XML technology into core functionality, and increases performance speed. Some of the highlights of the improvements of Zebra 2.0 over the 1.3 version are: a 64-bit based index structure, elimination of the 2GB limit on register file size, new on-disk format providing increased stability and faster indexing and retrieval, new record filter using XSLT transformations to drive both indexing and retrieval, improved logging and analysis of external traffic, and revised and expanded documentation. Zebra 2.0 replaces the previous versions' tight coupling to the Z39.50 BIB-1 attribute set with a new XML friendliness, making Zebra easy to use for such XML-based formats as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, MARCXML, OAI-PMH, RSS, etc. The software's new plug-in architecture allows the skilled user to write his or her own record indexing and retrieval filters as loadable modules. The performance enhancements incorporated into version 2.0 mean that Zebra can now index and search even faster than version 1.3. In a test of Zebra 2.0, the software was able to build a 31 GB database of very large records in four elapsed hours on a 1800 GHz Dual AMD box. It processed an average of 2.2 MB of data per second. Zebra 2.0 offers more precise logging of external traffic, access and indexing, and log messages are now printed in a style similar to Apache server logs. http://www.indexdata.com/zebra

Xerox Delivers New Tools to Help Developers Customize DocuShare Software for Blogs & Wikis
9/6/2006

Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) launched new tools that make it easier and faster for software developers to customize Xerox's DocuShare Enterprise Content Manager software. The tools make this Web-based, collaborative software more useful for tasks like personalizing blogs and wikis and using XML technology to automatically update and process business forms for repeated use. Using the new DocuShare Developer's Environment software, developers, solution providers and IT managers can now customize the look and functions of DocuShare 5.0 and DocuShare CPX enterprise content management software and create advanced workflow applications. For instance, developers can manage, update and personalize a business' DocuShare blog and wiki pages by using a series of templates, which include photos, company logos or other graphics and content. These templates help ensure consistency by providing a layout and guide for departments and individuals who want to create their own blog or wiki pages. In addition, developers can create customized XML-based templates so that content within existing Word or Excel documents can be repurposed and automatically reused in routine office forms, saving people time. The DocuShare Developer's Environment also works with all server platforms and popular browsers so developers can create solutions for customers across all operating systems, and it does not require third-party software to use or administer. Training and support is also available. The DocuShare Developer's Environment is offered as an annual subscription to DocuShare partners and customers directly through Xerox sales. DocuShare 5.0 is available through Xerox direct sales representatives, agents, resellers, dealers, Xerox DocuShare Business Partners, and TeleWeb sales. DocuShare CPX is available through Xerox direct sales representatives, select global systems integrators, Xerox DocuShare Business Partners, and TeleWeb sales. http://www.xerox.com/docushare

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