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
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.