worldweb.net Inc. announced the launch of the beta version of its next-generation content management software, Expressroom I/O v2.0. Expressroom I/O is a 100%, Java-based, content management software system. It provides users with the control, flexibility, and power needed to produce, manage, and administer the most sophisticated enterprise Web sites with minimal technical experience. Managers of information are easily able to contribute, approve, and post content to their Web sites without the need of a webmaster or programmer. The newest version of the software, Expressroom I/O v2.0, promotes collaboration by providing advanced workflow tools that enable users to coordinate on the review and approval process of all Web site assets. Users can easily manage their content — whether it is created in Expressroom I/O, or imported from external sources, such as Word or Quark, syndication services, live news feeds, or legacy databases — and deliver it to multiple sources including Web pages and wireless devices. Expressroom I/O v2.0 is extensible and J2EE-compliant, giving developers the flexibility needed to integrate a complete content management solution in an e-Business platform. Among other enhancements for content management, worldweb.net has integrated state-based workflow into Expressroom I/O v2.0. Business professionals easily control how content is routed, edited, approved and published, eliminating the need for programmers to control workflow processes. Now, users can work in a graphical interface to develop workflow patterns, rather than using complicated scripting. The template-based content management solution supports versioning and roll-back technology. In addition, a reporting feature allows for e-mail notification of progress or status reports, which can be sent to a user’s cell phone or pager. Expressroom I/O v2.0 will be available at the end of the fourth quarter of 2000. The client applications run on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 SP5 or higher, Red Hat, Linux, and Solaris. Supported servers include Windows NT 4.0 SP5, Windows 2000, Red Hat Linux 6.2, Debian Linux, and Solaris 8. Expressroom I/O v2.0 works with various Web and Application server environments, including IBM Websphere; IIS with Resin on NT; Resin on NT, Solaris, or Linux; ATG Dynamo; BEA Web Logic; Resin with Apache on Linux; Apache with Jserv. www.worldweb.net
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