IDEV announced the launch of CMSWatch, www.cmswatch.com, a website designed to provide independent analysis on web content management software solutions and practices, as well as related industry developments. CMSWatch is designed to bring greater clarity to companies seeking web content management help. It offers a combination of content management news headlines, interviews with industry leaders, opinion pieces, hot topic trends and explanations, product information, and comparative analyses. The site also offers The CMS Report, a detailed primer on the process of planning, selecting, and implementing a web content management solution that includes a review of 16 software packages. A sample report chapter is available for free. The full report may be purchased online. www.idev.com
Software AG, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Software AG, announced the release of Tamino XML Server version 2.3. Tamino 2.3 features enhanced performance and optimized data storage functionality. Tamino facilitates the transmission, storage and retrieval of data – structured or unstructured. It is a native XML database that stores and processes XML data without having to convert it to other formats and store it in relational tables first. As a result, response times are shorter and the setup of the database and the administrative effort required is significantly lower than with other traditional databases. Tamino 2.3 currently runs on: Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Sun Solaris, and OS/390. Additional platform support of Linux, AIX, and HP-UX will follow within the coming months. www.softwareagusa.com
ArsDigita announced the general availability of the ArsDigita Community System (ACS) version 4.6 Java. ACS 4.6 Java is a Java-based, J2EE-compliant application framework for developing sophisticated, content-intensive Web applications. The newest version of the open source ACS is comprised of ACS Core, which serves as a foundation for all ACS-backed Web applications, and an integrated application for content management. ACS 4.6 Java is available today for download at . ACS 4.6 Java represents a significant architectural advance from prior versions of the product, introducing a 3-tier Web-centric architecture. Built on J2EE, ACS is compliant with J2EE standards, and will run with J2EE-compliant application servers. ACS 4.6 Java cleanly separates presentation logic, application logic, and persistent storage to improve maintainability and flexibility. .