Documentum announced that it has entered into a marketing and development agreement with IBM to enable and optimize the Documentum content management platform to IBM’s WebSphere Application Servers and DB2 Universal Database. The relationship brings together the technologies to provide customers with a complete and scalable solution to use Documentum, WebSphere and DB2 enterprise-wide. Documentum and IBM Global Services’ Knowledge and Content Management Practice have a relationship to support deployment of this solution. Documentum has introduced linked components, including an eConnector for Lotus Notes, and introduced the Documentum portfolio running on DB2 across Windows NT currently, and AIX in the fourth quarter of this year. www.documentum.com, http://www.ibm.com/websphere
Eprise Corporation announced that Adcore Japan has chosen Eprise as its a content management partner. The partners are primed to take advantage of the rapidly growing demand for content management in the Asia-Pacific region.
Eprise will provide the content management capabilities for Adcore Japan’s offering, “Intelligent Intranets.” The “Intelligent Intranet” applies the latest technologies in knowledge management, content management and user profiling to ensure that internal business sites serve as a useful communications engine for employees and partners. With Eprise Participant Server as the backbone for enterprise content management needs, each site built within the “Intelligent Intranets” offering will give content delivery and posting responsibilities to business users. This system ensures that content remains up to date, accurate and appropriate for the site’s unique audience. www.eprise.co.com, www.adcorejapan.co.jp
LizSoft and MDK & Associates, Inc. have announced a web content management application that enables small to midsize businesses to make content changes without the assistance of a Web Master or IT professional. Using lizContent, day-to-day maintenance of the Web site content can be put in the hands of the departmental managers. With only ten minutes of training, users with absolutely no technical or web development experience can be managing Web site content, making instant changes to critical content without the need for a technologist.
Businesses using lizContent will have a Web site that is XML ready to support content transfer to other applications. lizContent automatically stores data in XML format. Users can easily fit data in to a new interface, site design or export content to other applications including wireless receivers. www.lizsoft.com
FpML.org has issued a Call for Participation seeking volunteers to work on further developing the technical architecture and structural aspects of the XML-based Financial products Markup Language standard supporting OTC trading of financial derivatives. The working group will consist predominantly of technologists within financial institutions, systems vendors and service providers. Individuals interested in volunteering for the group are invited to register prior to September 7. Based on past experience, prospective members should be prepared to commit 1 to 2 days a week on average. FpML.org is comprised of volunteers from some 30 companies who participate on the Board of Directors, the Standards Committee or as members of Working Groups. Volunteers are employees at leading banks, information and software vendors, and systems integrators. FpML is a freely licensed standard designed to support the electronic dealing and processing of financial derivatives between trading partners, including financial institutions and their client network. Organizations Actively Participating in the FpML Standard: Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank, HCL Perot Systems, ISDA, Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Integral Development Corp, International Business Machines, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Reuters, and SunGard Trading. www.fpml.org/wg/architecture/index.html
Texterity, Inc. announced TextCafe eBook Logistics Service. The new service expands on the core functionality of TextCafe to provide automated conversion of Open eBook format files into multiple eBook formats and automatically distribute the resulting eBook files to electronic retailers. TextCafe already provides automated, volume conversion for books that need to be moved into structured XML and Open eBook format. The new Logistics Service adds metadata management, workflow tracking, and eBook distribution. This enables publishers to fully outsource their eBook production function. The service supports all major eBook formats including Microsoft Reader, Adobe eBook, Palm/Peanut Reader, Gemstar REB-1100 and REB-1200, netLibrary, and MobiPocket. The TextCafe Logistics Solution is available immediately. www.texterity.com
CDC Solutions Ltd. and Documentum announced a reseller agreement to enable Documentum to embed CDC Solutions’ PDFaqua and PDFsign into the Documentum 4i eBusiness Platform. PDFaqua and PDFsign enhance the Documentum 4i Compliance Edition by increasing document security and control and by adding features to help ensure compliance with FDA 21 CFR part 11. Secure document distribution is now embedded in the Document Control Manager (DCM), which handles control of documents for the Documentum 4i Compliance Edition specifically designed for regulated document environments. The inclusion of PDFaqua is designed to enhance the DCM capability by delivering secure, print-time watermarking and controlled print functionality. PDFsign will be licensed as an integral part of the Compliance Edition’s Content Authentication Server (CAS). The embedding of PDFsign into CAS is designed to provide for the manifestation of electronic signatures that are captured as an integral part of the signing process. www.documentum.com, www.cdcsolutions.com
SDL International launched SDLX Elite Computer Aided Translation solution with a freely downloadable edit module, SDLX Lite. SDLX Elite provides translation agencies and corporate localization departments with a centralized Translation Memory solution that includes unlimited remote freelance translator clients. Freelance translators can leverage and contribute to a master Translation Memory database. SDLX Elite will enable agencies and companies to immediately add specialist freelancers, whether or not the translators own compatible Translation Memory tools, at no extra cost to the freelancer or the organization. SDLX Elite Translation Memory increases translation quality and efficiency by breaking down sentences and paragraphs into translatable segments and extracting previously translated terms and phrases from a database for re-use. Compatible with Windows 2000, Office 2000 and XML/SGML, SDLX will support any language including double-byte and bi-directional languages such as Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew and Arabic. SDLX Elite with SDLX Lite is priced at US$2,000.00 and will be available September 2001. www.sdlintl.com