Hummingbird Ltd. announced the release of the latest version of its DOCS Open document management solution. This latest version delivers significantly enhanced functionality, augmenting an enterprise architecture and product family from Hummingbird that is designed to enable organizations to customize their document management environment. A highlight of the new release is the full integration of SearchServer, the leading full text indexing and retrieval engine from Hummingbird. DOCS Open Release 3.9 includes new application integration offerings, enhanced desktop functionality, and updated documentation and online help. DOCS Open 3.9 is available immediately. www.hummingbird.com
Tumbleweed Communications Corp. announced that Tumbleweed and BroadVision, Inc. have entered into an alliance to integrate Tumbleweed Integrated Messaging Exchange (IME) and BroadVision One-To-One. The companies will also jointly market and sell the integrated solutions. Tumbleweed and BroadVision will first focus on the financial services industries, where the combination of BroadVision’s e-business applications and Tumbleweed’s communications platforms will provide an end-to-end solution for deploying financial services e-businesses. www.broadvision.com, www.tumbleweed.com
Arbortext, Inc. and Extensibility, Inc. have announced a technology and marketing alliance. XML Authority, Extensibility’s solution for the creation and management of XML DTDs and schemas, will be integrated within Arbortext’s Epic e-content management solution. With Extensibility’s technology embedded within Epic Architect, end users benefit from an intuitive and user-friendly graphical tool to design and build DTDs. The integration of XML Authority into Epic Architect’s user interface enables customers to use free-form editing in Epic Editor or Epic Editor LE (Light Edition) to perform rapid prototyping. This rapid prototype feature helps reduce development time by up to 80% over traditional methods. The Arbortext and Extensibility alliance also enables users to convert SGML DTDs to XML DTDs, or any other commonly used XML schema dialect, through Arbortext’s Epic e-content software.