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Month: September 2000 (Page 1 of 5)

Sequoia Signs Treev as OEM

Sequoia Software Corporation announced it has signed a three-year OEM agreement with TREEV, Inc. TREEV is licensing Sequoia’s XPS to integrate with its next-generation content and document management solutions, creating powerful, portal-based applications for its financial services, telecommunications, and manufacturing vertical market applications. By integrating XPS with its content and document management solutions, TREEV will reduce the time required to bring its portal-enabled, next-generation products to market. In addition, the Sequoia relationship will allow TREEV to remain focused on its core business–providing advanced e-business content and document management solutions.,

Everypath Forms Alliance with Interwoven

Everypath has formed an alliance with Interwoven, Inc. Everypath’s wireless platform, based on its “Intelligent Rendering” process, represents a key, enabling component of the new wireless framework announced today by Interwoven. In support of Interwoven’s Framework for the Wireless Web, Everypath will provide the Mobile Application Server technology that will allow joint customers to leverage existing content for optimized use on various devices, such as smart phones, PDAs, and interactive TV. Interwoven’s Framework for the Wireless Web consists of partner solutions and Interwoven TeamSite software as the common XML-based platform to extend an enterprise’s reach to new channels through any device. The two companies’ offerings will help enterprises rapidly increase and leverage their touch-points by making data, information, and applications available to customers, employees, and partners on multiple devices.,

IXOS-DocuLink 3.0 Released

IXOS SOFTWARE AG, announced a new release of its IXOS-DocuLink solution. IXOS-DocuLink organizes documents in structured folders and provides users with uniform access to both SAP data and non-R/3-related documents. The new release, IXOS-DocuLink 3.0, is integrated with Workplace. IXOS-DocuLink 3.0 fully supports the functionality of the new enjoySAP and Workplace user interfaces, and provides users with an intuitive and user-friendly environment. IXOS-DocuLink complements the process-oriented search and navigation functions with its document-oriented view. Companies today need quick and easy access to specific documents that are linked to business processes – such as inquiries, offers, orders and delivery notes. IXOS-DocuLink enables such results with its document-based approach so often required to access company-internal information. With IXOS-DocuLink, group-specific document views, such as customer files, can be easily configured and customized without additional programming. DocuLink does not require R/3-specific knowledge to access information. Users with little or no SAP knowledge can easily access and use all of the enterprise-wide information and/or documents. With IXOS-DocuLink, employees can link web-based Workplace R/3 data to non-SAP-related data to integrate them in a uniform view. In addition IXOS-DocuLink supports Workplace functionalities such as “drag and relate.” So, with IXOS-DocuLink, users can simply “drag and relate” to link an R/3 customer number to a process — and then quickly view all the documents for that specific customer number. IXOS-DocuLink 3.0 is immediately available to customers worldwide. IXOS-DocuLink 2.0 customers will receive a free upgrade to the new IXOS-DocuLink 3.0 version.

Information Architects Announces Release of XML-Based Visual Platform

Information Architects announced the first public display of its next generation content creation and exchange management platform. IARC will release an XML-based Visual Platform (XVP) that provides a total environment to quickly and easily, create, manage and merge content without coding and other related development resources normally associated with content exchange technology. The release is an enhancement to IARC’s patented SmartCode content delivery framework. Information Architects’ SmartCode XVP is a graphical environment that was designed from the ground up to alleviate the tremendous pressures that every business experiences to quickly add, transform and rearrange content on their sites. With little or no technical resource, SmartCode now enables the creation of a new “acquisition agent” and in minutes defines a new view, relationship or stylistic expression for its site. The SmartCode Framework represents a web exchange as a graphical “matrix,” enabling customers to view inter-relationships and attributes of the content, or metadata. It makes it unnecessary to write code in order to create new composite views of that content, which may reside on many different servers, mainframes or cache engines.

Interwoven & Bluestone Collaborate on B2B Content Syndication

Interwoven, Inc. and Bluestone Software, Inc. announced that they are collaborating to create next-generation content syndication services. Interwoven has agreed to license certain components of Bluestone’s J2EE-based platform as the foundation for extensions to Interwoven’s syndication offering. Together, Interwoven and Bluestone will develop these extensions to enable high volume content exchange. Interwoven’s content syndication solutions intend to address many key challenges faced by e-business application providers; for example, the ability to dynamically access and syndicate assets directly from the content repositories to multiple application delivery systems. These syndication solutions will build upon Interwoven’s open, standards-based content management and replication technologies, and will leverage the subscription database and scheduling services offered by Bluestone’s J2EE-based platform. In addition, Interwoven’s syndication extensions will enjoy Bluestone’s implementation of a J2EE-based platform including Enterprise JavaBeans 1.1, which Bluestone has enhanced with global-class services. These services include XML persistence mapping, Dynamic XSL Stylesheets, load balancing, application management, security, as well as Universal Listener Framework (ULF) scheduling services. Performance-oriented facilities unique to Bluestone, such as Customer Facing Fault Tolerance, Internet Quality of Service (IQS), and Hot Versioning are also included as part of the license agreement.,

Open Market to Support IBM WebSphere Application Server & DB2

Open Market, Inc. announced that Open Market’s content management products will offer native support for IBM WebSphere Application Server, a key part of IBM’s WebSphere software platform, and IBM’s DB2 Universal Database by the end of this year. Open Market’s Content Server and associated applications, Content Centre, Personalization Centre, Catalog Centre, and Marketing Studio, already offer native support for a variety of J2EE compliant application servers. Open Market also has become a participant in IBM’s Solution Investment Initiative. Open Market’s relationship with IBM focuses on the financial, new media and manufacturing markets. IBM and Open Market are already working together to provide solutions for a variety of businesses. Open Market’s Content Server and related applications are built using the J2EE framework, leveraging standardized modular, reusable components along with J2EE services such as database connectivity, and load balancing. Open Market’s suite is based on Java and XML.

Glides Announces UniSite 2000 for Multilingual Content Management

Glides Inc. announced the availability of UniSite 2000, a database-driven platform for creating and managing multilingual Web sites. UniSite 2000 helps corporations manage their multilingual websites more efficiently, create a site optimized for doing business and communicating with customers and partners in international markets, and to organize content by country, region, or group. Based on a platform developed and case-tested with partners, UniSite 2000 offers remote content administration, universal character recognition that accommodates double-byte character sets such as Japanese, bi-directional text for Hebrew and Arabic, and integration with XML-enabled applications. A key feature of UniSite 2000 is the reuse of existing sites. With UniSite’s integrated Assistant, existing content is tagged and ready for globalization in minutes. And because UniSite can be delivered as an outsourced ASP solution, companies can avoid the hardware costs associated with traditional multilingual solutions. Additionally, UniSite 2000 has an open, flexible interface that allows a company to retain its current live Web site hosting situation and development tools including DreamWeaver, HomeSite, and FrontPage.

Bertelsmann & iSyndicate Form Joint Venture

Bertelsmann and iSyndicate have announced the agreement of a European joint venture that will provide content syndication services and technology to media properties throughout Europe. The joint venture will combine Bertelsmann’s global media network with iSyndicate’s syndication expertise and relationships with more than 1100 independent content providers to deliver syndicated media to Web sites of all sizes and wireless devices. Each partner will hold a 50 percent stake in the joint venture enterprise operating as ‘iSyndicate Europe’. The company’s headquarters will be located in Hamburg, Germany with iSyndicate’s existing London office serving as the first affiliate office. Bertelsmann has the right to appoint the CEO of iSyndicate Europe. Under the terms of the agreement, Bertelsmann will acquire a four percent stake in US-based parent company iSyndicate Inc. Bertelsmann’s Chief Creative Officer Rolf Schmidt-Holtz will also join iSyndicate’s board. iSyndicate’s other strategic partnerships include NBC, Microsoft, NewsCorp, InfoSpace and Vignette. iSyndicate Europe will enable web sites of all sizes, corporate intranets and digital devices to enrich their content offerings with services and media from the widely recognizable publishing brands. iSyndicate Europe will syndicate a wide range of independent content providers in addition to Bertelsmann media properties, enabling content providers to generate increased revenue and brand awareness.,

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