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Month: July 2001 (Page 2 of 4)

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

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and empolis Forming Partnership

Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and empolis content management GmbH are forming an integration partnership to provide world wide implementation services for the sigmalink content management system and all other XML products from empolis. This cooperation focuses on grouping the professional project management, integration, implementation and support services from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young with the XML based technologies from empolis to serve international corporations with multi-national representation. Both digital rights management and digital content management are key service offerings of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. www.cgey.com, www.empolis.com

Oracle Adds Collaborative Content Management Features to Oracle9i

Oracle Corp. announced feature enhancements in Oracle9i designed to provide collaborative content management capabilities within Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server. Using content management features in Oracle9i, customers and partners can tap into content once difficult to access. Some of the enhancements in Oracle9i for collaborative content management include support for XML and Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV). Oracle’s approach contrasts with those that employ separate servers for content management. Oracle’s approach is to centralize the management of content within a single repository where it is accessed by any application and easy to manage. Some of the key new features of Oracle9i’s collaborative content management infrastructure include: Oracle Text which allows advanced content-based queries on 150-plus file formats in more than 57 languages; Oracle Ultra Search provides a Web-based user interface for unified, searchable index of content stored in databases, file systems, mail servers, and Web sites; and Oracle interMedia enables automatic extraction of information about multimedia, such as the speed of a video or size of an image, and searching for content which lies within an image. Oracle9i collaborative content management solution is capable of managing all content, including productivity files (documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files), HTML files, multimedia, e-mail, and XML documents. www.oracle.com

Accumedia Updates Hosted Web Publishing & Content Management Solution

Accumedia introduced the latest version of its Accumedia Convergence Platform (ACP), a managed solution for Web publishing and e-business. New features of the ACP were developed to address the growing complexities and costs associated with building and maintaining a dynamic Web presence. Version 1.6, delivers a fully managed enterprise Web publishing system that enables companies to manage both their Web content and associated online business operations. Version 1.6 also features Accumedia’s Software-on- Demand system, a suite of pre-integrated applications that lets customers quickly and easily extend the functionality of their Web sites to include options such as community, commerce, syndication and email marketing. At the heart of the ACP is the Accumedia Enterprise Web Publishing System, which includes: Expanded page and template design capabilities; workbenches for importing Microsoft Word document, and performing Quark-to-Web conversion; New content categorization tools; and Integrated Digital Asset Management capabilities. www.accumedia.com

ATG Launches Gear Network for Enterprise Portal Suite

ATG (Art Technology Group, Inc.) announced the formation of the ATG Dynamo Gear Network. The network of partner-developed solutions is designed to enhance the functionality of the new ATG Enterprise Portal Suite through an extensive set of portal building blocks, called gears, which will provide customers with a robust and expanding feature set to build portals for customers, partners, and employees. ATG partners will provide integrated gears to deliver functionality in several application categories. In addition to ATG’s framework platform and foundation gears for enterprise application integration, the Gear Network enables third-party developers to deliver component software features. The Network allows partners with technology that works within an open Java environment to plug their own solution into ATG’s portal offering. The ATG Gear Network consists of more than 20 vendors across technology and solution domains, including: Business Intelligence, NetGenesis; Content Management, Documentum, Escenic, Interwoven, and Mediasurface; Content Aggregation – Information Architects; Content Syndication – Screaming Media, YellowBrix, Newsedge, and iMediation; Web Services, Patkai; Collaboration – Message Machines; Search – AltaVista and Verity; Enterprise Systems – TIBCO, YOUcentric; Security, Netegrity; Systems Integrators – Appian, Fort Point Partners, ISL Consulting, McFadyen Consulting, and Novo; and Wireless/Mobile, Volantis. Most of the partner gears are currently under development and will be available later in Q3 2001. ATG is actively recruiting partners for the Gear Network through the ATG Gear Alliance Program. www.atg.com

Atomz Introduces Content Mining & Metadata Features

Atomz Enterprise Search offers new capabilities that deliver control over search results including a fully integrated content mining engine and metadata management center to deliver highly efficient and precise search results. Atomz Content Mining Engine feature delivers targeted, granular search results to users seeking specific information in very large collections of data. For example, an online book retailer using Enterprise Search can deliver fine-tuned results for cross-referenced searches by “author,” “publisher,” or “ISBN number.” Atomz Content Mining Engine also provides customers a comprehensive way to classify, categorize, and relate their data into specific taxonomies to allow site visitors the most flexible and granular level of querying available. With Atomz’ exclusive Target Meta Tag, customers can ‘tag’ (using the Meta data Management interface) pages with specific target keywords whereby the associated page would always be the top search result. Within the Atomz Member Center, customers can also utilize Atomz Enterprise Search’s extensive relevancy controls. www.atomz.com

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