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Month: June 2000 (Page 3 of 5)

France Telecom Launches Wokup! for Porting Web Content to Multiple Platforms

France Telecom launched another startup led by group employees. Wokuup!, is a new startup that began at France Telecom R&D labs. The venture will market a unique multi-access server technology that enables dynamic publication of content on the Internet and other platforms (wireless handsets, personal digital assistants and TV, for example). Wokup! expects to see tremendous demand for this technology given continued booming growth in web-based services, coupled with the advent of Internet access via WAP handsets and PDAs. Wokup! is targeting its technology at web content providers, content aggregators, portals, hosting services providers, ISPs and telecom operators. Wokup! currently counts a team of 30 specialists in multi-access Internet content, with a strong focus on wireless Internet. Initial funding of the venture raised 30 million francs, with Galileo Partners, Guillemot Ventures and France Telecom’s Innovacom venture capital unit each taking equal shares. Other investors include business angels Marc Lassus, co-founder of Gemplus, and American Hubert Zimmermann, creator of Chorus Systems. The funds will be used to support international development with the creation of an export team and recruitment of local representatives to cover key markets. Wokup! Server is a multi-access server used to publish content on the Internet or other platforms. It dynamically recovers content from an existing website or database and translates it into another format without modifying the source site. Based on XML Wokup! it contains a navigation component for easy publishing of different content tailored to the type of access device.

Informix Delivers Media360 Enterprise Content Management System

Informix Corporation announced the release and broad availability of Media360, a complete content management solution designed to help businesses manage all types of digital assets throughout the enterprise. Media360 addresses the growing need among Internet-driven organizations to digitize and manage video, audio, text and other valuable content. The enterprise-level technology efficiently manages any kind of content, anywhere and at anytime. To build the most complete and tightly integrated media asset management solution available today, Informix has partnered with system integrators, key technology partners and independent software vendors such as SUN (Media Central video server), EMC (Celerra Video Server), Integrated Software (desktop publishing integration), Microsoft (Windows Media Player), Sony (PetaSite storage), StorageTek (storage), Virage (video and audio cataloging) and Usoft (rights and royalty management). Unlike other solutions, Media360 is tightly integrated with an object-relational database, leading content creation tools, Web publishing, e-commerce and analytical solutions. Informix shares content with solutions from many key media technology partners, including Avid, Compaq, EMC, Associated Press/ENPS, MATE, MCI WorldCom, Omnibus, Optibase, Pro-Bel, Silicon Graphics, Sintec, Sony, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, Telemedia, Verity, Virage and Wam!Net. Media360 enables the re-use of existing content and media assets by creating a central, corporate repository that is accessible throughout an organization via the Web. It also capitalizes on the Web to create new revenue opportunities such as publishing, distributing, selling or licensing content in new markets.

XML.ORG Goes Live with Registry for XML Specifications

OASIS announced public access to the first phase of the XML.ORG Registry (, an open registry and repository for XML specifications and vocabularies.

Designed to foster collaboration and enhance communication within industries, the XML.ORG Registry provides the community with a resource for accessing the fast-growing body of XML specifications being developed for vertical industries and horizontal applications.

Committed to open industry standards, the XML.ORG Registry offers a vendor-neutral forum for developers and standards bodies to publicly submit, publish and exchange XML specifications and vocabularies. Operated as a non-commercial venture, the XML.ORG Registry is a self-supporting resource created by and for the community. Industry groups and other organizations that have developed XML specifications can freely register their work at the XML.ORG Registry.

The OASIS “no strings attached” submission policy ensures that developers receive the benefits and recognition they deserve while retaining all the rights to their work and control over its use.

From its inception, the XML.ORG Registry has been a consensus-based effort to ensure interoperability with existing and emerging XML initiatives. The XML.ORG Registry developers continue to work with the OASIS Registry & Repository Technical Committee to define a specification for a global network of repositories. This specification is intended to allow interoperable registries to be created for use within industry organizations, communities and corporations. Ultimately, the XML.ORG Registry will link to standards-compliant repositories as they become available, as well as provide resources on its own site.

The XML.ORG Registry was made possible by the donation of resources from Documentum, Sun Microsystems, Oracle Corporation, IBM and DataChannel and demonstrates their commitment to providing the community with an open, independent resource for publicly available XML specifications. Sponsors of XML.ORG include DataChannel, Documentum, Commerce One, GCA, IBM, Mercator Software, Oracle Corporation, SAP, SoftQuad and Sun Microsystems.

Sequoia Software Delivers Portal Server 3.0

Sequoia Software Corporation announced the release and immediate availability of its next-generation XML Portal Server (XPS) version 3.0. To help businesses operate at Internet speed, Sequoia has totally re-engineered XPS, creating an e-business command center that integrates three critical feature sets necessary for a true e-business solution including: personalized content delivery on browsers or any Internet-enabled wireless device; business process automation; and an integration framework that enables businesses to easily communicate, share information and support interactions among employees, customers, trading partners, and suppliers across the value chain. XPS 3.0 is built upon Sequoia’s new XML-based e-business platform that enables faster and easier integration of previously incompatible applications, guaranteed delivery of messages and transactions, load balancing, and simplified administration through a centralized management console. Other new features include robust workflow capabilities, allowing XPS to integrate automated business processes; Smart Spiders that automatically gather and aggregate content from directories and databases within corporate networks and via the Internet; and meta search, a user configurable search process that executes parallel searches on any external search engine including XPS indexed content. Sequoia XPS 3.0 is available immediately for Windows NT Servers. Pricing starts at $500/user for a minimum of 100 users. Discount pricing begins at 250 users.

Autonomy Licenses Technology to IntraNet Solutions

Autonomy Corporation plc announced that IntraNet Solutions, Inc. has licensed Autonomy’s concept-based technology for their Xpedio Content Management System. By embedding Autonomy’s technology, Xpedio customers will be able to automatically categorize, process and deliver dynamic, personalized content for intranet, extranet and internet solutions. The integrated solution is scheduled for availability in the third quarter of 2000. Autonomy’s technology “reads between the lines” to analyze and rank the ideas within any piece of text, regardless of its language or format. This ability enables Autonomy to automate the most time-consuming and costly functions involved in deploying a web site, including categorizing, tagging, hypertext linking and personalizing the delivery of content.,

Information Architects & ATG Partner for Syndicated Personalized Content

Information Architects and Art Technology Group, Inc. announced a strategic alliance that will enable the delivery of customized syndicated content in eBusiness applications. As a result of the partnership, eBusinesses can combine the rules-driven personalization platform of ATG Dynamo with iA’s SmartCode ability to dynamically distribute customized information from disparate backend data sources. eBusinesses will benefit from this product integration as they aggregate, syndicate and deliver content from one source or Web site to multiple other Web sites or devices as personalized, highly relevant information. Used together, Dynamo and SmartCode allow companies to deploy e-commerce applications that can dynamically manage and personalize catalog information, order status, and inventory control to maximize customer satisfaction and return on investment. Both companies adhere to a standard of open and extensible architecture based on Java and XML that offers customers the flexibility to readily adapt their online business initiatives to rapidly changing business requirements.,

Hummingbird Announces New Release of DOCS Open with SearchServer

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.

BroadVision & Tumbleweed Announce Alliance

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.,

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