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Day: July 22, 2001

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

Open Market Integrates New XML Exchange Server

Open Market, Inc. has integrated the new version of its XML Exchange Server with its Content Server Enterprise Edition 3.6 (CSEE). XML Exchange Server is making it easier for companies to extend content to customers and partners online by using the functionality of XML. XML Exchange Server is designed to enable customers to quickly integrate CSEE with systems inside and outside its walls through the secure exchange of XML documents. The integration of CSEE and XML Exchange Server was also designed to enable businesses to receive and automatically process incoming content feeds from a variety of sources in XML formats. XML Exchange Server provides tighter integration to distributors, syndication partners and online marketplaces. CSEE, built directly on J2EE application servers, is designed to enable businesses to cost effectively build and operate content-driven e-business initiatives that better manage interactions with website visitors, employees, customers and channels. www.openmarket.com

Netegrity Unveils Web Services Product Strategy

Netegrity, Inc. announced its product strategy to provide a comprehensive platform for securing and managing Web services. Netegrity’s new product for securing Web services is code named TransactionMinder, and provides a centralized, policy based platform for securing Web service discovery and consumption, Web service publication, and delegated administration of Web services deployment. TransactionMinder will integrate XML security standards, such as SAML and XKMS, with Web service architectures, such as the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) and Microsoft.NET, to provide a secure environment in which to deploy these services. TransactionMinder is designed to work with SAML, UDDI, WSDL and messaging frameworks such as SOAP, ebXML and RosettaNet. Netegrity is introducing a new early access program for TransactionMinder. www.netegrity.com

Digital Creations Renamed ‘Zope Corporation’; Zope 2.4 Released

Zope Corporation announced its name change in recognition of the broad acceptance of its Zope platform and services. Zope Corporation also announced the availability of Zope 2.4, which provides richer features to enable organizations to deploy and manage complex content management applications. The Zope family of solutions makes it easy to rapidly build high-performance, scalable, secure, content management systems so that even non-technical users can maintain them. This ease-of-use combined with its open source roots make the Zope family of content creation, distribution and publication solutions flexible and customizable. Zope offers for-fee products and services for complex, large-scale applications. In addition, there are over 20,000 developers contributing to Zope who can assist on smaller scale projects. Zope 2.4 new features include: support for Python 2.1, WebDAV, and automatic component update. Zope also provides a full range of solutions for corporations requiring implementation assistance and/or specialized applications. Zope 2.4 is open source and available at www.zope.com

Zamba Forms Alliance with Interwoven

ZAMBA Solutions announced an alliance with Interwoven, Inc. The alliance will provide joint clients with an integrated solution for flexible, scalable content and commerce. ZAMBA will integrate Interwoven’s Content Infrastructure product suite with other CRM systems and applications as part of ZAMBA’s content and commerce solution, transact-to-gain. The two companies formalized their relationship after jointly delivering several solutions that leveraged Interwoven’s Content Infrastructure products over the past two years. The alliance between ZAMBA and Interwoven will enable enterprises to move from custom-developed, point solutions to next generation Content Infrastructure. This new solution will enhance brand awareness and provide consistent customer experiences across multiple touchpoints by allowing enterprises to efficiently and cost effectively deliver personalized and relevant content. www.ZAMBAsolutions.com

A2i to use Inxight’s LinguistX to Enhance Product Catalogs

Inxight Software, Inc. announced that A2i, Inc. has chosen Inxight’s LinguistX Platform to enhance keyword search capabilities within its content management and catalog publishing system for large catalogs of structured product content. A2i selected LinguistX because of its multilingual support and the ability to seamlessly integrate within the A2i system. A2i offers an integrated, database-driven, cross-media catalog publishing system that centralizes and structures the management of catalog product content, simplifies the catalog production process, and completely automates project workflow. The system supports both printed and electronic output from a single data source for Web-based electronic commerce, CD-ROM-based electronic catalogs, and custom paper catalogs. www.a2i.com, www.inxight.com

Hummingbird Acquires Project & Document Collaboration Company

Hummingbird Ltd. announced the acquisition of PeopleDoc Ltd., a UK-based, privately held company specializing in software used to create secure, Web-based collaborative environments in which projects can be managed across the extended enterprise. The acquisition will allow Hummingbird to incorporate new collaboration functionality into its existing enterprise portal and document management products. PeopleDoc’s technology organizes teams and content in the context of their relevant projects, providing secure access to project documents, discussion threads, task lists and schedules. Users require only a Web browser to access the centralized work area, while a sophisticated security model enables extensive customization of access rights at the project, folder and document level. www.hummingbird.com

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