Uniscape announced it has integrated its globalization management system, Uniscape 4.0, with Microsoft Content Management Server 2001. The complete solution from Microsoft and Uniscape enables content providers to create, manage, and publish their own multilingual content; localization managers and partners to localize content for multiple markets; and IT managers to quickly deploy secure and scalable multilingual sites worldwide. The integration means that content owners unfamiliar with the complexities of localizing content can manage the localization process from within a single system. Corporate localization teams and service providers can use the vendor management, project management, and desktop tools of the Uniscape 4.0 globalization management system to automate the tasks required to localize, review, approve, and return localized content to Microsoft Content Management Server. www.uniscape.com
Percussion Software announced the immediate availability of the Rhythmyx Authoring Accelerator For Microsoft Word 2000. This Accelerator is the second of a series of Rhythmyx Accelerators that enable enterprises to speed deployment between Rhythmyx Content Manager and other technologies. The Word Accelerator provides a pre-packaged tool for interaction between Rhythmyx and Microsoft Word, eliminating the need for third party application development and support. Key elements of the Rhythmyx Basic Authoring Accelerator For MS Word 2000 include: seamless interaction, round-tripping support, ability to filter, field extraction, and in-line system links and images. Through a browser interface, content contributors can assign metadata such as publishable date, expiration date, etc. Once metadata has been assigned to the content, Rhythmyx merges this information into MS Word. www.percussion.com
OASIS announced its members have formed the OASIS Web Services for Remote Portals (WSRP) Technical Committee to create an XML and Web services standard that will allow the plug-n-play of visual, user-facing Web services with portals or other intermediary Web applications. These WSRP services will enable businesses to provide content or applications in a form that does not require any manual or application-specific adaptation by consuming portals and applications. WSRP will allow remote portlet Web services to be implemented in a variety of ways, including Java/J2EE and Microsoft’s .NET platform. WSRP services will be built on standard technologies including SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL. Members include: Bowstreet, Divine, Documentum, Epicentric, Factiva, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard Company, IBM, Interwoven, IONA, Oracle Corp., Plumtree Software, Reed Elsevier, Reuters, SilverStream Software. Participation remains open to all organizations and individuals. www.oasis-open.org
Zope Corporation announced the release of Zope 2.5. Zope enables the rapid building and deployment of web content. Zope 2.5 includes Zope Page Templates (ZPT), the new model for dynamically generating pages. ZPT embraces W3C standards by leveraging namespace attributes to insert page directives. This approach allows site designers and developers to work side-by-side, since the interim and final product remains valid HTML. The 2.5 release also offers built-in session tracking, encrypted password support and significant performance improvements. Zope Corporation has just released version 1.2 of its Content Management Framework (CMF). Python 2.2 was also recently released. www.python.org, www.zope.com
ArsDigita announced validation of ArsDigita’s Enterprise Collaboration Management (ECM) solution on Oracle9i Application Server (Oracle9iAS). ArsDigita will leverage Oracle9iAS to deploy scalable and reliable ECM solutions. By becoming a member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork, ArsDigita can offer its customers a Web development platform upon which ArsDigita’s ECM solution can be deployed. The support Oracle9iAS provides for J2EE and XML, and the Web and database caching technologies it provides, reduces hardware requirements for high-volume Internet business applications.
Day and PricewaterhouseCoopers announced a partnership to jointly implement e-business solutions in Switzerland and Luxemburg based on Day’s Communique software. PricewaterhouseCoopers and Day sales and services professionals will work together to deliver global enterprise content management and Business Unification solutions. By creating these systems using Communique, Pricewaterhouse can provide a wide range of solutions including portals, intranets, extranets and web sites. www.pwcglobal.com, www.day.com
MedSeek’s SiteMaker is launching a new version SiteMaker 5, designed to improve the way administrators build websites. This version of SiteMaker offers new tools to help administrators collaborate more efficiently, manage dynamic web content more easily and securely, along with a host of management tools that monitor and deploy large scale installations. New features in SiteMaker 5 include Announcements, QuickProjects, Notepad, Instant Message, StickyNotes, Reminders, Library, Personal Manager, a new improved webpage editor, and enhancements to the graphics manager, network security integration, and the ability to add SiteMaker 5 Server clusters. Websites containing thousands of webpages can be controlled through the Website Tree Toolbar. SiteMaker 5 also gains flexibility by being able to integrate with legacy systems that are used in healthcare facilities. MedSeek has already incorporated web-based “front doors” to important back-end systems. www.medseek.com
MediaBin Inc., announced the signature of a formal agreement with Kerridge Media Services (KMS), an associate company of Kerridge Computer Company Ltd, for the distribution of the MediaBin brand asset management software in the United Kingdom and Europe. This new contract enables MediaBin to leverage Kerridge’s experience in the healthcare, retail, wholesale, automotive, and distribution industries to reach UK and European clients who can use MediaBin software to sell more products while safeguarding their brands. www.kerridge-media.com, www.mediabin.com