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Day: February 18, 2002

Canto Delivers Cumulus 5.5 Upgrade

Canto has started to deliver the Workgroup and Single User Editions of the current version 5.5 of its Digital Asset Management Solution Cumulus. The presently available upgrades of the Workgroup and Single User Editions include: improved IPTC support, Palette View Mode and the integrated file format conversion functionality. Users working with the Workgroup Edition in cross platform environments benefit from the Server/Client Asset Transfer, as it reduces system requirements to the installed network software. Administrators also benefit from Remote Admin that allows administration of the Cumulus Server via any standard Internet browser. Version 5.5 offers new opportunities for users managing a large amount of image documents. Due to the improved IPTC support they can write modified metadata directly back into the original file. Also, previews are now generated much faster, especially TIFF documents. Customers using the Web Publisher Option at the same time are recommended to update it to the 5.0.6 version, also now available. www.canto.com

I.C. Axon in Alliance Agreement with Interwoven

I.C. Axon Inc. announced it has signed an alliance agreement with Interwoven Inc. Under this agreement, I.C. Axon will become a Consulting Partner, and will provide a range of value-added services for eBusiness initiatives for healthcare companies and organizations based on Interwoven’s Content Infrastructure product suite. These new services will allow I.C. Axon to give its customers more power to control, change, and manage web content on a large scale. Additionally I.C. Axon will be able to design, develop and deliver specialized solutions that capitalize on the features offered by Interwoven products. With this agreement, I.C. Axon foresees opportunities in developing standardized SCORM, AICC and IMS compatible learning content-management systems (LCMS) created with Interwoven technology. www.interwoven.com, www.icaxon.com

Vignette Announces Availablility of V6 MultiSite Content Manager

Vignette Corp. announced the general availability of Vignette V6 MultiSite Content Manager (VMCM), an extension to Vignette V6 Content Suite that enables organizations to manage content on multiple sites and portals within an organization via a single application. By offering centralized control and delegated administration capabilities, VMCM helps organizations push content management responsibilities to a diverse set of users, including technical and business functions. The Vignette V6 MultiSite Content Manager can integrate with portal servers from companies such as BEA Systems Inc., IBM Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. With delegated administration, business users throughout the organization can develop “cloned” sites, or subsites, that reuse content from the original site while offering a more distinct, relevant environment for site visitors. The Vignette V6 MultiSite Content Manager is currently available and shipping to customers. www.vignette.com

Sageware Announces Availability of Content Tagger V1.5

Sageware announced the 1.5 version of its Content Tagger. By shipping pre-defined categories with the product, Sageware allows customers to quickly deploy a tagging solution without having to define their own taxonomy or ‘train’ the system with large amounts of sample content. The Content Tagger compares text-based information (documents, news feeds, web pages) to a set of Sageware categories to determine what information should be delivered to the user. Sageware’s categories are made of user defined, XML-compliant components and very explicitly determine that content should be categorized. Thousands of components exist in inventory allowing Sageware to quickly assemble the categories needed to meet each customer’s unique content management needs. The 1.5 version of Sageware’s product also includes an open API and ‘User Review’ module that allows for easy integration with content and document management systems. The ‘user review’ module allows individuals to easily modify the results of categorization prior to updating the content or document management system repository. www.sageware.com