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Month: July 2001 (Page 1 of 6)

Artesia to Acquire TeamToolz

Artesia Technologies announced a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of TeamToolz. The agreement will allow the company to offer a marketing and brand management solution that includes workflow and collaboration features, brand resource management, budget tracking and digital distribution of marketing content – all integrated into a unified enterprise platform. The resulting benefits for Artesia’s customers include heightened brand equity, increased sales, significant cost savings and enhanced speed to market. The integration of the two technology platforms combines the ability to manage, edit, distribute and access via the web, all types of rich media utilized in today’s multi-channel marketing programs with extensive campaign development capabilities, including project routing and scheduling. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. The transaction is expected to close before the end of August. www.artesia.com

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Content Management Server 2001

Microsoft Corp. announced the general availability of the enterprise, evaluation and developer editions of Microsoft Content Management Server 2001. Content Management Server 2001 is the latest addition to the Microsoft .NET Enterprise Server family. Content Management Server 2001 Enterprise Edition, the full-featured licensed version of Content Management Server 2001 is available for a suggested retail price of $39,901 (U.S.) per CPU. Content Management Server 2001 Evaluation Edition is full-featured 120-day enterprise version of Content Management Server 2001 available for download from www.microsoft.com/cmserver/evaluation/trial.htm. Content Management Server 2001 Developer Edition is available to MSDN subscribers at http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/resources/subdwnld.asp. The developer edition will ship with MSDN Universal in October 2001. All existing NCompass customers will receive a free upgrade to Microsoft Content Management Server 2001. www.microsoft.com/cmserver/

Chrystal Ships New Version of XML Content Management System

Chrystal Software announced the availability of Astoria version 3.6, along with improved customer support resources. The new version of the Astoria platform provides significant customer benefits in productivity and functionality in this free upgrade for customers with current maintenance agreements. The new customer support resources enable Chrystal customers to get the right information through the medium of their choice: self-service over the Internet, by email, or by phone. Astoria’s new version 3.6 adds a host of new enhancements, including new platform support of Microsoft Windows 2000 and Sun Microsystems’ Solaris 8, improvements in managing and scaling custom attributes, support of XML-styled linked graphics including the reuse and sharing of graphics for multiple documents. The installation and setup of the client bridges to authoring tools, including SoftQuad’s XMetaL, Arbortext’s Epic Editor, and Adobe’s FrameMaker+SGML, have been made easier. www.chrystal.com

OASIS Elects New Members to Board of Directors

OASIS announced the election of five new members to the organization’s board of directors. Jim Hughes of Hewlett-Packard, Christopher Kurt of Microsoft Corporation, Simon Nicholson of Sun Microsystems and Michael Weiner of IBM will each serve two-year terms as OASIS directors, providing business leadership to advance the Consortium’s technical work. In addition, Colin Evans of Intel was appointed to serve out the term of a former Board member, who vacated her seat earlier this year. The five new directors join current OASIS Board members, Patrick J. Gannon, Una Kearns of Documentum and Norbert H. Mikula of DataChannel. www.oasis-open.org

IntraNet Solutions Acquires Content Management Assets from RESoft

IntraNet Solutions, Inc. announced that in July 2001 it acquired select assets of RESoft, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stonehaven Realty Trust and a provider of end-to-end content management solutions for the real estate and legal industries, for 200,000 shares of IntraNet Solutions common stock valued at approximately $5.5 million. IntraNet Solutions will integrate RESoft’s SmartCabinet content management product, which is built on IntraNet Solutions’ Xpedio Content Management system and designed for vertical markets such as real estate and legal, into its own product line. This will enable the company to utilize SmartCabinet’s specialized functionalities for other vertical markets, such as financial services and insurance. Through the acquisition, IntraNet Solutions will obtain 12 RESoft employees, including Mary Henschel, former president of RESoft, and developers and consultants with expertise in developing content management software products for the real estate and legal industries. IntraNet Solutions expects to release the first integrated product with RESoft technology in the third quarter ending December 31, 2001 of its fiscal year 2002. www.intranetsolutions.com

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