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Day: March 21, 2001

iPlanet Extends Portal Server Offering

iPlanet E-Commerce Solutions extended its portal platform with the addition of four new products, including fully integrated wireless capability via the iPlanet Portal Server: Mobile Access Pack. The product lets service providers offer a full spectrum of portal services through any Internet-based device and allows enterprises to channel corporate services and applications to mobile employees. Mobile Access Pack is fully integrated with the iPlanet Messaging, Calendar and Directory Server software products. It provides support for WAP and i-mode, and the most requested wireless services such as SMS, notification and location-based services. There are two editions. Standard Edition is a completely self-contained, easy-to-install product to enable rapid portal pilot development and deployment. It includes the iPlanet Application Server 6.0: Standard Edition and iPlanet Directory Server for use only with the iPlanet Portal Server. Enterprise Edition provides enhanced availability and scalability on a J2EE-certified application platform with robust integration capabilities. Designed for customers requiring high transaction integrity and continuous up-time, it eliminates single points of failure through application fail-over and load balancing. It requires the separate purchase and installation of the iPlanet Application Server: Enterprise Edition or iPlanet Application Server: Enterprise Edition Pro. The iPlanet Portal Server product family is expanding to include additional capabilities via portal solution packs. Each pack can be installed and deployed on top of either iPlanet Portal Server edition. In addition, multiple packs may be deployed in conjunction with one another. They include: Mobile Access Pack, Secure Remote Access Pack, and Personalized Knowledge Pack. The iPlanet Portal Server Standard Edition and the Secure Remote Access Pack are available immediately. The Personalized Knowledge Pack will be available by the end of this month. The Wireless Access Pack will be available Summer 2001 and the Enterprise Edition will be available in the Fall. Pricing of the iPlanet Portal Server begins at $25,000. www.sun.com/software/sunone, www.iplanet.com

Documentum Releases 4i B2B Content Management Edition

Documentum announced the general availability of Documentum 4i B2B Content Management Edition. This new Edition provides a standard, integrated content management platform that enables rapid development and deployment of content-rich B2B applications across a common content framework. At the heart of this edition is the XML-enabled eContent Server. Enhanced by Engagement Services, Syndication Services, Collaboration Services, and Documentum Developer Studio, this edition extends the production and exchange of content among and between organizations. The 4i eContent Server, designed for global scalability, provides content repository services, native XML component management and robust process automation. Documentum XML capabilities enable storage, validation and transformation of B2B XML schemas, including popular electronic marketplace schemas, such as cXML, and xCBL. Engagement Services is an ebXML-ready multi-protocol server that extends process automation and workflow across trading networks, enabling secure inter-enterprise content exchange. Syndication Services is a tightly integrated content distribution facility for publishing content directly from one or more repositories to an unlimited number of subscribers. Collaboration Services provides real-time project-based collaboration between employee and partner teams across the extended enterprise. And, for rapid development of content-rich B2B applications, Developer Studio is a mature development environment with a comprehensive API set compatible with all popular Web-based development standards. Now, catalog management applications can integrate structured catalog information (such as pricing and SKUs) with rich unstructured information such as images, product descriptions, datasheets, maintenance and operating manuals. In addition, with the new B2B Edition capabilities companies can accelerate product availability to market by enabling suppliers to directly maintain and manage their catalog content. On-line Contract management and strategic sourcing applications can now manage the content lifecycle around contracts, proposals, and quotations. Finally, collaborative commerce applications can exchange rich content and engage partners during design, marketing and sales cycles gaining increased time-to-market advantage. www.documentum.com

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