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Month: March 2000 (Page 1 of 9)

HP Unveils Universal Information Exchange

Hewlett-Packard Company unveiled its roadmap for unifying information exchange in the new Internet economy. HP’s support of Object Management Group’s (OMG) Common Warehouse Metamodel Interchange (CWMI) specification will help customers share information with customers and partners, creating customer intimacy and streamlining the supply chain. The CWMI standard follows XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) by the OMG. Marking the next step in the establishment of a metadata interchange among all data warehousing, business intelligence, knowledge management and portal technologies, the proposed CWMI provides a powerful object model with a set of APIs, interchange formats and services that span the spectrum of metadata relating to the extraction, transformation, transportation, loading, integration and analysis phases within data warehousing. CWMI resolves potential integration issues by enabling users to extend the model to meet their specific needs. HP support of CWMI will help customers with: Simplified Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) processing, automated change data management, more useful Online Analytical Processing, real-time data collection from the Internet, and streamlined administration. Additional information from OMG regarding the CWMI specification is available at www.omg.org/news/pr2000/3_20.htm. www.hp.com

IBM Announces Availability of Software for Delivering Web Content to Wireless Devices

IBM announced the worldwide availability of IBM WebSphere Transcoding Publisher, software that dynamically translates Web information — including text and images — to a format readable on a variety of Internet appliances. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher extends the reach of Web data and applications to information appliances, including smart phones, car browsers and PDAs. Because Transcoding Publisher customizes the content to match the capabilities of the receiving device, applications do not have to be rewritten. Built on a Java-based architecture, WebSphere Transcoding Publisher converts data and applications written in HTML and XML to other formats such as Wireless Markup Language (WML). It can also convert graphics to a format that can be viewed on a wireless device. The software is available for AIX, Linux, Solaris and Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems. WebSphere Transcoding Publisher is available in ten languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese). www.ibm.com/software/websphere/transcoding

Open Text & KPNQwest to Provide ASP Services

Open Text Corporation and KPNQwest announced a joint services agreement to offer Application Service Provider (ASP) services for European businesses. The signed joint services agreement (JSA) provides Open Text’s Livelink collaborative software through KPNQwest’s pan-European macro-capacity fibre-optic network and European CyberCentres. KPNQwest has twelve European CyberCentres and is in the process of constructing mega-CyberCentres of over 10,000 square metres close to key business centres in Europe. These CyberCentres are built on KPNQwest’s high-capacity fibre-optic EuroRings network, which delivers the high-speed broadband bandwidth required to run sophisticated business-to-business applications. KPNQwest and Open Text will jointly market and brand the hosted Livelink solution to KPNQwest’s installed customer base of more than 100,000 businesses. This service will also be offered to the Open Text installed customer base in Europe. KPNQwest customers will also have access to use myLivelink, the customizable interface to Livelink which provides a collaborative information portal that can unite its hosted application services. This will give KPNQwest customers a view into multiple information sources including Livelink, and will allow them to personalize the interface to meet their individual requirements. www.kpnqwest.com, www.opentext.com

OnDisplay Announces Availability of Free B2B XML Server

OnDisplay, Inc. announced the general availability of XML Connect. XML Connect is a free, business-to-business, XML-based server for organizations that need to establish secure, guaranteed exchange of critical business transactions with trading partners. This new product enables the exchange of XML business documents — such as purchase orders, invoices, and order confirmations — seamlessly and securely with any other XML Connect user, as well as with users of OnDisplay’s CenterStage eBizXchange product. The new product can be downloaded from the XML Connect Web site and supports all of the XML schemas on the market and allows B2B e-commerce participants to set up secure connections with trading partners without the need to purchase and install proprietary software on both ends of the trading partner connection. In conjunction with the availability of this product, OnDisplay is also launching XMLConnect.net, a B2B community portal found at www.xmlconnect.net. This portal was specifically created to become a destination site for the convergence of the B2B and XML Connect community. The community portal will offer a place to interact with trading partners, exchange ideas and access resources for learning more about the power of Internet ubiquity and the mass adoption of XML and XML Connect. OnDisplay offers free online support for XML Connect; for an additional charge a company can upgrade to a traditional phone support model. www.ondisplay.com

Documentum, Poet, & Saqqara Join Forces with Commerce One

Commerce One, Inc. announced the execution of memoranda of understanding with Documentum, POET Software, and SAQQARA Systems to deliver integrated e-catalog solutions that will enable suppliers to rapidly participate in business-to-business e-marketplaces powered by the Commerce One MarketSite Portal Solution. Documentum 4i eBusiness Edition, POET eCatalog Suite and SAQQARA Commerce Suite now support the XML Common Business Library (xCBL) that enables the exchange of e-catalogs. Under the terms of the definitive agreements which the parties expect to sign shortly, Documentum, POET, and SAQQARA are the newest three companies to endorse xCBL, created by Commerce One, that allows any company to trade with any other through end-to-end system integration and open XML document exchange. The new partnerships enable suppliers and manufacturers to automate the selling process and make product catalogs available to Commerce One MarketSite Portal Solution based business-to-business trading communities. Suppliers can choose a solution that best suits their unique requirements, providing them with seamless access to a global e-marketplace. www.documentum.com, www.poet.com, www.saqqara.com, www.commercone.com

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