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Day: July 9, 2001

Interwoven to Augment Corporate Yahoo! Portal Solution

Interwoven, Inc. and Yahoo! Inc., announced an agreement by which Interwoven becomes a Content Infrastructure partner to augment the Corporate Yahoo! enterprise information portal solution. Corporate Yahoo! enables companies to integrate proprietary corporate content and applications behind existing firewalls with Yahoo!’s personalized Internet content and services. Interwoven’s Content Infrastructure is used to capture, manage, leverage and distribute content in a collaborative fashion, both within and beyond the four walls of the enterprise. Together, the joint solution provides ease-of-use for portal configuration and content contribution. The integration will be based on Interwoven’s recently announced PortalReady SDK (software development kit) that includes a function-rich, customer-extensible framework designed to grow with evolving portal requirements.

FileNET Introduces Panagon ECM Edition

FileNET Corp. announced its Panagon Enterprise Content Management (ECM) initiative. FileNET will deliver expanded capabilities for managing all forms of content and business processes inside and outside of the enterprise. Panagon is a tightly integrated enterprise process and content management infrastructure and extensible application development platform that automates and optimizes an organization’s business processes. Expanded capabilities planned for FileNET’s Panagon ECM edition include: Mobile device support; Content interchange utilizing additional XML capabilities for extracting and exporting metadata (content properties), and handling large, complex document interchange; Template-driven content authoring; HTML authoring provided through WebDAV; Web content lifecycle management; Process management and reporting tools; Web site staging and publishing; Search feature enhancements; LDAP user and group synchronization will be extended to provide direct user authentication and will include additional LDAP-compliant directory servers; JAVA toolkits; Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server (SPPS) integration; And expanded Sun Solaris support.

Lotus Announces Availability of iNotes Web Access

IBM’s Lotus Development Corp. announced the immediate availability of Lotus iNotes Web Access, a Web client that delivers robust Domino messaging, collaboration, personal and company information via a Web browser. In addition to providing a complementary access option for current Notes users, Lotus iNotes Web Access targets a new population of Notes users that might not need a full-scale client, such as bank tellers, airline pilots and retail workers. Lotus iNotes Web Access provides an easy-to-use, low-maintenance client that allows access to Domino messaging and collaborative services anywhere users can access the Internet, such as airport business centers, Web cafes or Internet kiosks. Lotus iNotes Web Access also provides the same off-line support that allows Notes users to seamlessly work with applications and email off-line and send changes back to a central server at their convenience. In addition, Lotus iNotes Web Access integrates with Lotus Sametime and QuickPlace, providing browser users with greater Web collaboration through on-line awareness, instant messaging, white boarding and shared team workspaces. Lotus iNotes Web Access is now available. Current Lotus Notes or iNotes customers receive Lotus iNotes Web Access as part of Passport Advantage software subscription. New customers can purchase Lotus iNotes Web Access for a suggested volume price of US$48 (per user) from traditional software resellers. Domino server R5.0.8 for Windows NT/Windows 2000, Sun Solaris, IBM AIX, IBM AS/400, or IBM S/390 is required. Lotus iNotes Web Access runs with Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and above.

Vality Introduces ‘Catalist’ Automated Catalog Content Solution

Vality Technology Inc. introduced Vality Catalist for product catalog content management. Vality Catalist provides fully automated processes for constructing large online product catalogs in a fraction of the time typically required. Vality Catalist complements Vality Beacon search functionality to make it easy for online shoppers to find the exact products they are searching for on the first try. Cap Gemini Ernst and Young contributed to the development of Vality Catalist by helping to define requirements and enhance the solutions that it can provide to its joint customers with Vality. Vality Catalist provides a single solution that normalizes, categorizes, and consolidates diverse product data to create a consistent catalog. It performs this process in bulk mode to automatically load the initial catalog – and in change mode to facilitate review. These processes result in product information with an improved organization and appearance that is easier for customers to understand and successfully search. Vality Catalist’s sophisticated, automated processes excel in producing consistent catalogs from a large number of diverse data sources quickly.

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