IntraNet Solutions, Inc., announced the appointment of Gregg Waldon to the position of chief financial officer, treasurer and secretary reporting directly to chairman, chief executive officer and president, Robert Olson. Waldon will be responsible for all aspects of financial operations at IntraNet Solutions and will play a key role in strategic planning and expansion of the company’s software business. He will also join the board of directors replacing the departing CFO, Sjobeck. Previously Waldon was CFO for seven years at GalaGen, Inc. He brings over 14 years of financial management experience including seven years of experience with public accounting firms such as Price Waterhouse and Touche Ross & Co. www.intranetsol.com
Input Software, Inc. announced it has formed a strategic marketing alliance with Eastman Software. As part of this alliance, Input Software’s information capture software product, InputAccel is now integrated and available with the newest release of Eastman Software’s document image management product, Eastman Software Imaging for Windows NT 3.2 via the InputAccel/Export Module. InputAccel provides end-users with the ability to standardize on a single capture solution for converting and exporting hard copy documents such as paper, faxes, microfiche and electronic documents into compatible file formats that are stored in Eastman Software Imaging for Windows NT 3.2 common documents repository. www.eastmansoftware.com, www.inputsw.com
Development and testing of Office 2000 is complete and the suite has been released to manufacturing, according to Microsoft. The business software suite is scheduled to be available to volume license customers in April and to retail customers on June 10, 1999. Office 2000 adds extensive web functionality to business software applications, making it easy to use the web to publish and share information. Using any Office 2000 application, people can create documents and easily save them directly to a web server. They can also open Office documents from a web server and edit them with any Office application. www.microsoft.com
Interwoven,Inc., announced the addition of three new members of the management team: David M. Allen as of chief financial officer, Joe Ruck as vice president of marketing and Jeffrey Engelmann as vice president of business development. Prior to joining Interwoven, Allen was the CFO of Objective Systems Integrators, Inc. Previously,Allen was CFO of Telecommunications Techniques Corporation. Joe Ruck comes to Interwoven from Genesys Corporation, where he served as vice president for customer marketing. Prior to Genesys, Ruck served in various senior sales and marketing capacities at Network Appliance and Sun Microsystems. Prior to joining Interwoven, Engelmann spent nearly ten years at IBM. His most recent position at IBM was executive operations officer of the Internet Division; earlier positions included business unit sales executive, and internet solution architect manager in IBM’s E-Business Solutions group. www.interwoven.com.
Hynet Technologies announced the release of Hynet Directive 2.1. Hynet Directive is an XML-based electronic publishing product currently being used by financial institutions and high-tech manufacturers to convert documents and easily publish up-to-date information to the Internet and CD-ROM. Directive 2.1 improves ease of use with: the ability to access to the Directive conversion engine via C++, Visual Basic and Java; the ability to easily edit Directive document types; and the ability to edit and reuse existing and/or automatically generated document mapping rules. The Directive conversion engine, which can be purchased separately from the Directive publishing product, provides conversion of Microsoft Word and Adobe FrameMaker documents to HTML or XML. This tool is now enhanced for batch processing environments with command line access and APIs for C++, Visual Basic, and Java.www.hynet.com
Allegis Corporation announced that Net-It Central 3.5, has been designed to leverage the new Web publishing features in Microsoft Office 2000. Net-It Central 3.5 takes full advantage of the new HTML publishing capabilities of Office 2000. The product automatically publishes HTML, jDoc or both formats and provides user control over the format published on the company intranet or extranet. This capability is especially critical because the HTML renditions created by Office 2000 require Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher for proper viewing. Additionally, Net-It Central 3.5 builds “smart sites” that automatically deliver the optimum format based on the Web site visitor’s browser client. Net-It Central categorizes and enables searching of documents using descriptive information or “metadata” that the product captures in XML-compatible format. A 30-day free evaluation of Net-It Central 3.5 is now available. Net-It Central 3.5 is now shipping. www.allegis.com
Altro Solutions, Inc announced it has joined Hewlett-Packard Company’s Covision Internet solution program. This program is designed to allow HP partners to leverage HP products and services to deliver differentiated Internet electronic services solutions to their mutual customers. Altro will focus on delivering end-to-end document- and knowledge-management, cross-enterprise, and electronic services solutions for industry, education and government customers of HP systems using the Windows NT and HP-UX operating systems. In addition to its business consulting, process reengineering, software development and systems-integration services, Altro now offers dc solution — an easy-to-configure and use document control toolkit based on HP systems and the Documentum EDMS 98 software platform and its SmartSpace Intranet client. The dc solution toolkit is intended to shorten the time required to develop and lower the cost of implementing document control systems.www.altro.com
Dataware Technologies, Inc. today announced the Dataware II Knowledge Query Server 2.0, a comprehensive information retrieval solution that seamlessly integrates with corporate intranets — allowing users to simultaneously query multiple information repositories, including internal and external web-based resources such as Lotus Domino databases, document management systems and intranets. Each query returns results in a single, merged and formatted list that is easy for users to understand and act upon. Users need not perform numerous individual searches of knowledge sources inside and outside their organizations — a single search provides a portal to all available information. Knowledge Query Server 2.0 takes advantage of the combined power of leading web search engines — including AltaVista, Northern Light, HotBot, Excite, Fulcrum, Infoseek, Verity, Lycos, Magellan, WebCrawler, DejaNews and other internet or intranet HTTP-compatible search services — and then processes the returns to provide users with unified, intelligently sorted information. Searches can be created to comb multiple intranet-based corporate resources exclusive of the Internet or examine internal and external web-based sources at the same time.