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Day: October 26, 1999

Constructw@Re to Add XML Support

Constructw@re, is an ASP delivering enterprise-wide project management solutions for the construction industry. As more companies access wide area networks to deploy more personal computers and wireless devices than ever before, Constructw@re is evolving with powerful technology, including XML, to provide online applications that simplify how business gets done. Constructw@re is currently used to manage more than 1100 projects across the nation by companies such as Brasfield & Gorrie, Heery International, J.A. Jones, Inc. and Pepper Construction. The list of million-dollar construction projects includes the Freddie Mac in Virginia; Fort Collins Military Base in Colorado; and a Las Vegas condo development. This November, Constructw@re plans to release a major upgrade to the company’s core Internet-based product using XML-enabled technology.

SRI & Sun Collaborate on XML-Based Educational Software Toolkit

SRI International announced that it worked with Sun Microsystems, Inc. to produce a suite of free software tools for developing standards-based educational content. Announced by Sun, these tools generate documents in XML and utilize the Instructional Management System (IMS) specification for creating and integrating content, platforms, and tools for educational settings. Working closely with SRI International’s Center for Technology in Learning (CTL), Sun created the toolkit using Java technology for free distribution to IMS members and the educational community. IMS is a standards body consisting of universities; platform vendors, such as Sun; and instructional software tool companies. For more information about this developers’ toolkit or to obtain the free code, please visit ,

Active Software Announces XML Adapter

Active Software, Inc. announced a new XML Adapter, enabling customers to quickly and easily integrate XML-based applications with a wide variety of enterprise applications. Today’s announcement represents the first stage of the company’s multi-phase business-to-business (B2B) strategy, named “Project Broadband,” which will be unveiled over the next two quarters. Upon completion of Project Broadband’s final phase, Active Software will provide a comprehensive solution for dynamically integrating applications within and across the extended enterprise, addressing all aspects of creating and managing Internet-based trading partner communities. Active Software’s XML Adapter is one in a family of over 50 Dynamic Adapters that integrate diverse information resources, including packaged and custom applications, databases, mainframes and middleware, through the ActiveWorks Integration System. The XML Adapter provides a user-configurable pathway between the ActiveWorks Integration System and XML-based applications. This enables business analysts to build and implement eBusiness links between enterprise applications, or to extend these links to their customers, partners, and suppliers. The ActiveWorks XML Adapter will be commercially available in November of 1999 and can be licensed directly from Active Software or through select system integrators and value added resellers.

Verity Adds Support for Linux

Verity, Inc. announced support for the Red Hat Linux platform. The Verity K2 Toolkit v2.1.1 and HTML Export v2.5.2 for the Linux Operating System Platform enable eBusinesses supporting this platform to take advantage of Verity’s advanced text retrieval precision, scalability and application integration features. Verity K2 Toolkit and Verity HTML Export are now available for the Red Hat Linux, Microsoft NT, IBM AIX, HP/UX, Digital Unix, and Sun Solaris operating systems and use hardware vendors’ latest SMP architectures. Customers can run the Verity K2 applications using any combination of servers running one or more of these operating systems. Verity also offers a full range of consulting services for Verity K2 projects. Pricing is based on specific application requirements.

Sequoia Software & Wavo Partner

Sequoia Software Corporation and Wavo Corporation announced that Sequoia has become one of the first to join Wavo’s Business Partner program. Sequoia will immediately make Wavo’s NewsPak, an XML-formatted real-time news feed available to customers deploying Interactive Enterprise Portals based on its XML Portal Server. NewsPak is the industry’s leading solution for delivering real-time content to Web servers worldwide. With NewsPak any Sequoia XML Portal Server user can access error-free, real-time content streams from a catalog of over 400 media sources including CNBC, Ziff-Davis, USA Today, Comtex, Knight Ridder and UPI. The NewsPak feeds are automatically tagged in industry-standard XML formats, which allows them to be searched, customized and managed by the Sequoia XML Portal Server as though they were any other XML data source. Sequoia XML Portal Server uses XML to bridge structured and unstructured data from disparate sources, and provides a personalized Web interface from which users can quickly and easily search for, retrieve and act on information. Sequoia XML Portal Server allows users to conduct accurate context-sensitive searches. Additionally, Sequoia XML Portal Server further shortcuts information retrieval by providing users with customized content summaries called Aggregate XML Objects (AXOs). AXOs are assembled by aggregating multiple, unique XML data elements into a new object that represents a user’s specific information requirements.,

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