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Day: February 13, 2000

Vignette Launches StoryServer 5.0

Vignette Corp. announced the general availability of StoryServer 5.0, the newest version of the company’s product. New features include: Enhanced performance and scalability. StoryServer 5 can provide 30% to 150% improvement in system throughput and scalability — Financial grade security. The standards-based security architecture of StoryServer 5.0 is built on a pervasive security layer using SSL, digital certificates, industrial-strength encryption technology and LDAP-based user management. — And, enriched personalization capabilities. StoryServer 5.0 enhances personalization services with a new recommendation agent, based on the latest version of Net Perceptions Recommendation Engine. The new recommendation agent enables a wider range of personalized recommendations with response times that are up to ten times faster than its standard-setting predecessor. Also, StoryServer 5.0 has been extended to provide out-of-the-box support for enterprise applications that utilize either COM objects or Enterprise Java Beans (EJB). This capability enables rapid deployment of e-business applications where integration with transactional business logic hosted in application servers such as IBM’s WebSphere Application Server, Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS), Oracle’s Application Server, and BEA’s WebLogic is critical. StoryServer 5.0, available from Vignette and certified resellers, is being shipped to current customers at no cost.

Plumtree and Interwoven Deliver B2B Exchange Through Cross-Syndication

Plumtree Software announced a partnership with Interwoven, Inc. The two companies have agreed to co-market and co-sell a joint solution that helps customers share Web and enterprise resources between corporate Web sites and corporate portals. The joint solution expands the number of enterprise application components, Internet services, and Web content that can be syndicated to and from the Plumtree Corporate Portal, and managed by Interwoven TeamSite. Plumtree’s new syndication technology allows Plumtree Portal Gadgets to be widely exported to partners and suppliers. Together, these complementary technologies allow customers to maximize the effectiveness of all Web and enterprise application resources across the extended enterprise. Plumtree Portal Gadgets represent dynamic enterprise application components or Internet services, which can, for example, be used to display sales figures from a database, inventory levels from a supply chain application, unread messages from an e-mail system, or market news from the Internet. Plumtree can now, through its syndication technology, periodically export gadgets as XML objects to TeamSite. TeamSite can then manage each gadget update through a workflow approval process. The portal can thus export gadgets directly to TeamSite or to customer or partner sites, across the Internet, managed by TeamSite.,

STEP UK Launches X2X

STEP UK Ltd. announced the launch of X2X the XML XLink engine. X2X allows for the creation, management and manipulation of link information. X2X allows linking between documents and information resources without needing to change either of the ‘source’ or ‘target’ documents that are being linked. X2X removes the requirement to insert link information inside document content. The Links are not stored in the document. X2X has an extensible architecture to allow resources to reside in any data repository. X2X stores links independently of any documents and provides facilities to dynamically insert external link structures into documents on demand. X2X stores all the link information within an ODBC/ JDBC enabled database, e.g. Oracle or SQL Server. X2X is developed in Java for cross platform operation. X2X is implemented using fundamental linking concepts and understands links defined using Xlink and Xpath. X2X is currently supported on Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0 and Red Hat Linux 6.0. Support for Sun Solaris and Hewlett Packard UX will soon follow.

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