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Month: February 2001 (Page 3 of 6)

Enigma Introduces 3C E-Commerce Platform

Enigma introduced its 3C Platform for content-driven e-commerce for the support chain. Through integrated content, commerce and collaboration capabilities, the Enigma 3C Platform enables manufacturers of capital equipment to capture a greater share of highly profitable aftermarket revenues and maintain better post-sale services and support relationships with customers. Equipment operators benefit by realizing greater efficiency in maintenance and operations and through product support, leading to improved equipment utilization and uptime. The 3C Platform allows OEMs; Operators; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities to be linked via the Web and customer intranets. The original product content (intellectual property) continues to reside on the OEM’s extranet for aftermarket support and services, however customers can now establish many subsets of the OEM “master” site on intranets behind their firewalls. The customers can then integrate their own content, such as best practices or alternate procedures, to these sites, as well as aggregate other suppliers’ technical information into their intranets. With Enigma’s 3C Platform, the OEM’s Web site and the remote intranet sites can then be directly linked to ERP, e-procurement and order management systems to generate a complete support chain solution. The Enigma 3C Platform consists of the CommunitySight product for Collaboration, and two other sets of packaged solutions addressing Content and Commerce applications. InSight and DynaWeb are distributed content management applications, which automate the aggregation and delivery of multi-format, complex, structured documents. PartSight is Enigma’s dynamic catalog management application, which integrates multiple graphic formats with rich content. Enigma’s Xtend is a content and catalog management suite that allows equipment operators to modify OEM-supplied information for their own intranets. CommerceSight is the core commerce application in the Enigma 3C Platform, which links ERP, MRP, e-procurement and order management systems with the technical information customers need to make aftermarket purchasing decisions. The Enigma 3C Platform is available now. Pricing starts at $250,000. www.enigma.com

Openpages Acquires Viveca

Openpages, Inc. announced the stock acquisition of Viveca, Inc., a provider of solutions for B2B content and online catalogs. With this acquisition, Openpages is moving into the B2B market. Openpages plans to deliver a product integrating Viveca’s technology by the end of 2001 to help businesses meet the content challenge of business-to-business e-commerce: aggregating, normalizing, converting, managing and syndicating content between suppliers, partners and customers. The Viveca acquisition creates new technology to produce content for electronic commerce by intelligently managing the content from beyond the enterprise–product content from suppliers and partners. Viveca’s technology acquires the raw information that powers electronic commerce — unstructured and structured product and catalog content — and normalizes it into a format that Openpages’ ContentWare produces for distribution to common websites, net markets, private exchanges and print catalogs. www.openpages.com

eBT Announces New Content Management Solution for Oracle8i

eBT announced the release of entrepid, its latest XML- based content management solution that integrates with Oracle8i. Designed to meet the needs of the growing number of customers using Oracle as their e-business platform strategy, entrepid provides sophisticated content management capabilities combined with a powerful dynamic serving environment to provide increased scalability, redundancy and sophisticated caching capabilities. Java-based and fully compliant with the latest Web-based and business-to-business standards, entrepid facilitates the ease of building dynamic Web sites. entrepid can optimize business efficiencies particularly for organizations who have disparate systems in place in other departments and divisions, as well as organizations that need to communicate with business partners who have developed complimentary Web applications. A standards-based solution, entrepid allows all of these existing systems to integrate. entrepid runs on Sun Solaris, and is available immediately with prices starting at $175,000.00. www.ebt.com

IBM to OEM Interwoven Content Management for WebSphere

Interwoven, Inc. announced that IBM will OEM a tightly integrated version of Interwoven’s content management software. This OEM announcement expands on the existing close relationship between the two companies. Together with WebSphere, it will provide a scalable solution to deliver personalized, timely, high quality content directly to the right user. IBM customers can leverage this OEM version of Interwoven’s content management software to support complex content management tasks including collaborative, concurrent, multi-author content development of diverse Web assets such as HTML, XML and Multimedia. It will also allow WebSphere application developers to build and test application code in-context of all Web content. IBM WebSphere-driven sites will also be able to take full advantage of Interwoven’s XML publishing, virtualization and workflow which will accelerate the development, approval and deployment of Web content and code. Additionally, Interwoven customers will be able to take advantage of IBM Content Manager, allowing search and retrieval of content that can be fed into both business applications as well as dynamic Web site applications, without the need for replicating content in multiple places. Under the terms of the agreement, Interwoven will build, and IBM will sell, an application-specific version of Interwoven content management software. Companies with multiple Web properties or who require a larger contributor base can seamlessly upgrade to a full version of Interwoven’s enterprise-class content management software suite. The WebSphere-specific content management will provide content delivery through its integration with WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Personalization Server, Enterprise Information Portal, IBM Content Manager and IBM DB2. www.interwoven.com

Gauss Announces Unified Content Management

Gauss announced its unified content management platform that integrates document, content, portal, and enterprise workflow in one Java-based platform, enabling customers to manage the complete spectrum of content. These capabilities are the fruits of the merger in June 2000 between Gauss Interprise and the former Magellan Software. The Gauss VIP platform bridges the content management divide, unifying Web content and portal management with document management and workflow in one integrated product suite. VIP’s Java- and XML-based technologies provide an open environment for extending e-business and e-commerce capabilities, and empowering those responsible for driving your business relationships with the freedom to manage your Web initiatives. www.gauss.com

Autonomy Announces XML Tagger “AXE”

Autonomy Corporation plc announced the release of AXE, a technology that will enable Autonomy’s OEM customers and end-users to overcome the current obstacles in the processing of XML and extend the benefits of information exchange. AXE’s conceptual understanding enables it to automatically insert XML tags and links into documents, based on the concepts contained in the information. This eliminates all manual cost. Secondly, AXE enables XML applications to understand conceptual information, independent of variations in tagging schemas or the variety of applications in use. This means, for example, that legacy data from disparate sources, tagged using different schemas, can be automatically reconciled and operated upon. AXE is a complementary technology to the latest version of Autonomy’s core engine, the Dynamic Reasoning Engine v4.0. It will be made available both to end users and to OEMs. OEMs will embed AXE in their own products as part of the Autonomy Content Infrastructure (ACI), an architecture that enables multiple third party applications to automate the business operations on unstructured data. Preliminary metrics indicate that the AXE-enabled DRE will process XML at speeds of up to 2 gigabytes per hour, the equivalent to 200 documents per second. Operations such as tagging, categorizing and linking are carried out automatically, as hundreds of simultaneous operations occur concurrently. www.autonomy.com/autonomy/dynamic/autopage466.shtml

IntraNet Solutions & ViA Partner to Provide Content Management for Wearable Computers

IntraNet Solutions, Inc, and ViA, Inc., announced they have signed an agreement to provide Web content management for ViA’s wearable computers. Under the agreement, ViA will integrate IntraNet Solutions’ Xpedio Content Management system into its wearable computers, enabling mobile users to wirelessly access, manage and update business content. ViA’s wearable computers allow mobile professionals to access and utilize Xpedio while they are on the job. For example, maintenance and field personnel can view procedural information as they are working on truck fleets or airplane turnaround; energy workers can track and send meter readings back to home base; and surveyors can access and enter land information using the integrated solution. IntraNet Solutions and ViA will jointly market the ViA wearable computer and Xpedio to provide customers with a platform for getting business information to and from mobile workers. www.intranetsolutions.com, www.via-pc.com

2Bridge Introduces Personal Portal Server

The 2Bridge Personal Portal lets users create a personalized command center for accessing, permissioning, publishing and sharing web services, documents and rich media, providing a gateway to people, colleagues and communities. The Personal Portal Server can be managed as part of a federated enterprise network of peer-to-peer portal and content servers. The Personal Portal brings a new level of interface and front-end application functionality to browser users. This next-generation multipanel presentation and application framework expands the web browser into “browslets,” or discrete actionable spaces, each of which can be configured and personalized for distributed, shared application services enabling a new, richer form of personalized, peer-to-peer communications. With Personal Portal you can: Use panels to communicate and link devices, including the ability to send email and communicate with wireless devices such as phones or PDAs; Multicast by creating your own content that can be shared with a community of users; Stream application data and business-critical information onto your desktop; And authenticate from any JNDI source, such as LDAP, NT user database, or UNIX permissioning system. It is written in Java and XML and fully browser-based. The 2Bridge Personal Portal will be licensed to enterprises, independent software vendors, system integrators and Value-Added Resellers. www.2Bridge.com

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