IBM announced new software products and launched an aggressive sales and marketing campaign in the enterprise content management market. By the end of this year, IBM will dedicate more than 300 content management sales specialists and 275 content management software engineers to its data management portfolio.
The new Content Manager products, based on DB2, feature enhanced capabilities including faster search and load capabilities, enhanced report distribution features and broad access to all forms of content. IBM’s federated approach enables customers to store, access and analyze critical information in any format, regardless of where it resides. The combination of IBM Content Manager and the Lotus Web Content Management offering gives customers the ability to efficiently manage online content in their intranet, extranet and Internet environments, and will reduce the need for customized programming and education commonly associated with Web content management. IBM Content Manager is currently available for IBM z/OS, IBM OS/400, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Windows NT, and Windows 2000. Supported client environments include: Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, and Windows Millennium Edition. Pricing starts at $15,000 per workstation server and $1,200 per concurrent user.