Xenos announced the release of version 5.1 of its d2e Platform software. Major enhancements include support for IBM’s Open Edition Content Manager OnDemand v7.1 as part of Xenos’ IBM alliance partnership, and support for dynamic access
from the d2e Platform to DB2 databases on IBM z/OS (OS/390) and Sun Solaris
platforms. In addition, Xenos has continued to invest in enhancing the functionality of its new Developer Studio Graphical User Interface, d2e Controller and Intelligent Document Control components. Xenos software transforms legacy print stream formats such as IBM AFP, Xerox Metacode and HP PCL, as well as other legacy data, into print and electronic content formats, including XML, HTML and PDF. www.xenos.com
ScreamingMedia announced the launch of its new software offering, Actrellis. Actrellis, available in March 2002, aggregates critical information and data from a variety of repositories, filters it based on the needs of target audiences, and delivers it to the right individuals via multiple devices including PCs, cellular phones or hand-held devices. The Actrellis product line includes the Actrellis Integration Server, a Suite of Actrellis Financial Applications and the Actrellis Alerts Server. The Actrellis product line retrieves and normalizes information from third-party vendors, back-end applications, and ScreamingMedia’s repository of content. The Actrellis product line comes with standard adapters for integration with file systems, databases and websites. www.screamingmedia.com
According to a survey of 1,500 CIOs who make up Gartner Inc.’s Executive Programs (EXP). Compared to 2001, technology priorities in 2002 focus less on building interenterprise business processes and internal e-enablement, and more on making short-term upgrades. The first priority for CIOs will be to enhance security and content management tools. Security enhancement tools and content management tools as this year’s top priority reflects the need to protect data and manage access rights. The second priority will be to strengthen application infrastructure. Application infrastructure priorities include a mix of short-term and midterm internal components including middleware and Windows 2000. CRM and workflow will also contribute to application infrastructure investments this year. The third priority for CIOs will focus on developing network infrastructure and e-enablement. Network infrastructure priorities include network management tools and both internal and interenterprise e-enabling technologies. www.gartner.com
Quickstream Software, and Software AG, Inc. announced an alliance to develop joint strategies that will provide integrated packages of software and services. The initial plans call for a product integration combining Quickstream’s e-Content Management Platform with the Tamino XML Server to enable the storage and management of large-scale, dynamic XML metadata collections. The use of Tamino as an optional back-end index server of the Quickstream e-Content Management Platform allows for easier tagging of structured and unstructured content with XML based metadata. Businesses can decrease search times significantly and substantially increase overall productivity because applications will be able to locate content quickly within the repository using standard schemas and XML-based queries. A beta-stage demonstration of the integration is available now, with public release scheduled for late first quarter of 2002. www.quickstream.com, www.softwareagusa.com
FileNET Corp. announced a partnership with Nissho Electronics Corp. (NELCO). Through this partnership, FileNET and NELCO will deliver electronic content and document management applications and outsourcing services in Japan. These services will be delivered to the finance and securities markets.