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Month: December 1999 (Page 2 of 11)

Altris Unveils

Altris Software, Inc. unveiled (“DocDepo”), the new business unit that delivers documents over the Internet utilizing the ASP model. Altris will employ its new e-Business product, eB, as the core software for DocDepo. Altris is aggressively pursuing partnerships with ASPs to deliver DocDepo capabilities. The rapidly developing ASP model will deliver benefits to customers in Altris’ vertical markets, freeing them from the time-consuming burden of technology management and allowing them to better focus on their main business issues. The ASP, with DocDepo will provide access to documents within e-Commerce applications such as Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, Financial, ERP, and Human Resources.

Actuate Ships Web Data Publishing Solution

Actuate Corporation announced its Web data publishing solution, Actuate e.Reporting Suite 4, has been shipped to customers and partners. Actuate 4 enables users to navigate and search high-resolution, personalized content in e.Reports that are viewable in a pure browser no plug-ins, no Java download. Users can generate content on-demand or view cached content that has been created on a scheduled basis. Actuate 4 enables content developers to build e.Reports that access any data source, do any calculation, compose any layout, and integrate with any Web site. Announces Alliance with announced a localization and marketing agreement with will translate Web site content into eight languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese (PRC), and Korean. In turn, will feature as its translation partner and engage in specific international marketing efforts (including’s international search engine registrations and the issuance of’s localized international news releases). has plans to fully localize the full site through future dynamic translation solutions as well as additional strategic partnerships. expects to provide localized e-mail newsletters, artist profiles, content and venue information as its international reach continues to grow.,

CMGI & Akamai Add Cross-Company Partnerships

CMGI Inc. and Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced a growing number of cooperative efforts to enhance the performance of company sites within the CMGI network. In addition, CMGI and Akamai announced that it is their intention to collaborate to develop new technologies to create and deliver dynamic content and applications that serve the growing interest of both companies. CMGI-related companies currently partnering with Akamai include NaviSite, AltaVista;, and NaviNet, as well as @Ventures portfolio companies and Through a strategic technology partnership with Akamai, NaviSite offers customers access to an end-to-end content distribution system combined with application and server management services, and is the provider of Akamai’s FreeFlow to CMGI companies. Working together, several CMGI companies are collaborating with Akamai to develop new technologies that will provide intelligent decision-making capabilities at the edges of the Internet network to create and deliver dynamic content and applications. These projects will involve the joint development of applications to deliver and market services such as targeted advertising, dynamic page and content assembly, application delivery or usage research and analysis services, based on services now contained within the CMGI and Akamai networks. Akamai announced the introduction of its EdgeAdvantage platform that will enable applications to be delivered from the edge of the Internet, ensuring the same consistency and reliability available through Akamai FreeFlow service.,

Epic Data Releases Java/XML-Based Wireless App for Sap R/3

Epic Data International Inc. announced the full product release of EPIConnect: Warehouse Edition, a shrink-wrapped software application for the SAP R/3 logistics system. EPIConnect is the first in a new generation of wireless applications developed with eXpresso, Epic Data’s development environment based on XML and Java technologies. The eXpresso application development environment provides operating system independence for servers and mobile devices. On the server side, eXpresso enables application development for all major operating systems including Windows NT, UNIX and Linux. On a mobile device, eXpresso provides a rich application development environment for both ‘thin client’ and ‘thick client’ applications on DOS, Windows CE and the Palm operating system, as well as proprietary platforms. EPIConnect’s simple user menus allow a worker with no training in SAP R/3 to enter data into the host ERP system. This makes it ideal for use in warehouse operations that require paperless receiving, storage and shipment of raw materials and finished goods. By linking shop floor operations to the ERP system, EPIConnect provides a critical component of e-commerce-real-time data.

Tumbleweed Announces IME Alert

Tumbleweed Communications Corp. announced IME Alert, an online communications application that a company can use to automatically send its customers sensitive, business-critical information about news and events as they occur. IME Alert is the newest application to integrate with Tumbleweed Integrated Messaging Exchange (IME), a set of products and services that leverage the Internet and existing e-mail networks to create a secure communications channel for e-business. Tumbleweed customers have chosen the IME platform because its infrastructure provides a valuable online communications channel with advanced security features, tracking and auditing capabilities. IME Alert is customizable. Companies can create their own criteria determine what kind of Alerts to send to customers. More importantly, companies can invite their customers to make their own selections about what kind of Alerts to receive – customers can design their own value-added IME Alert service. A browser-based graphical interface allows a company to define types of Alerts to offer their customers. A flexible API integrates with external information sources for notification of defined events. Alerts can be delivered via e-mail, or programmed to be sent to a customer’s pager. IME Alert messages can be sent with a range of security options, tracked from end to end, and delivered to an intuitive user-interface the recipient already uses.

Oasis to Host XML-Dev List

OASIS unveiled plans to host the XML-DEV mail list through its industry portal, Since 1997, XML-DEV has served as an open, unmoderated list supporting XML implementation and development. In the closing plenary of the XML 99 conference today, Prof. Peter Murray-Rust of the University of Nottingham (UK) announced that XML-DEV, presently hosted by Imperial College (UK), will soon become an OASIS resource. XML-DEV, which has global membership of approximately 1500, averages more than 1200 postings a month from XML developers around the world. It emphasizes active participation through code development, creation of protocols and specifications, and other material contributions such as reference resources. The XML-DEV transition to OASIS will take place over the next few weeks and details will be announced on XML-DEV and the OASIS web sites, and

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