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Day: March 11, 2002

MediaBin & Inter-Sight Deliver Solution for Web & Print

MediaBin Inc. and Inter-Sight Interactive Insight Network announced that they have developed an integrated, end-to-end solution that allows marketers to dynamically publish marketing communications materials to print or to the web. Inter-Sight’s Inter-Q AutoPage software automates the detail-intensive production and proofing tasks required to create virtually any customized print, web or software catalog from a single set of publishing-ready product data and images. AutoPage caches data from corporate product databases and pulls images from MediaBin’s central repository of approved, “gold-standard” marketing and brand assets and then outputs QuarkXPress, InDesign, Acrobat, HTML, or XML files.,

CrownPeak Technology Unveils Template Management System

CrownPeak Technology introduced a new high-level template management system that provides business users with the ability to change the look and feel of an entire Web site via a browser interface. The company also announced a browser-based development environment targeted at professional Web developers. This template creation and management interface enables business users to modify templates, preview the resulting changes, schedule those templates live, and redesign the site on the fly. Because output templates are managed as assets in the system, multiple new look-and- feel options can be created, previewed, run through workflow, offered for collaboration and scheduled live. More basic changes to an existing template can be performed through a drag-and-drop interface. More complex actions, like adjusting navigation or setting a new layout, can be performed via a “helper” interface, or directly with the template’s HTML code. Advantage CMS is interoperable with other systems and applications. Connection options available to developers include SOAP, XML, FTP, Web Services, SMTP and ODBC.

Blue Martini Software Ships Blue Martini 5

Blue Martini Software, Inc. announced the availability of Blue Martini 5. The new suite delivers new functionality, as well as support for the IBM platform through Blue Martini 5 – IBM Edition, which comes bundled with IBM WebSphere Application Server and IBM MQ Series on AIX. Blue Martini is delivering new B2B selling and content management capabilities in Blue Martini 5, including lead management, RFQ, return material authorizations and invoice presentment. The new content management features include dynamic publishing for the immediate publication of new content to a website, as well as enhanced remote user functionality such as remote workflow and content preview. Blue Martini 5 is comprised of four applications: Blue Martini Marketing, Blue Martini Commerce, Blue Martini Channels and Blue Martini Service. In addition to the four applications, Blue Martini Software offers content management and integrated analytics, which underpin the four applications. Blue Martini Marketing, Blue Martini Commerce, Blue Martini Channels and Blue Martini Service are currently available. Each application is available separately. Pricing starts at $85,000 per CPU.

BackWeb Announces Partnership With Oblix

BackWeb Technologies announced it has signed a joint marketing partnership with Oblix, Inc. to bring together the BackWeb ProactivePortal Server offering with Oblix NetPoint web access and identity management solution. Oblix provides integrated access control and enterprise identity management. Oblix NetPoint’s identity management system, COREid, provides an infrastructure on which other e-business applications can be built. BackWeb technology, which provides offline access to critical content, is complementary to Oblix NetPoint, which ensures that only authorized users are able to view published content. With BackWeb and Oblix’s combined solutions, customers can ensure that up-to-date critical content is always available, both online and offline, through secure delivery.,

Ektron Announces XML Authoring Tool for Business Users

Ektron, Inc. unveiled a new Web-based authoring tool that enables business professionals to quickly and easily add XML tags to Web content in a WYSIWYG environment. At the core of Ektron eWebEditPro+XML is Ektron eWebEditPro. Often referred to as “a word processor in the browser,” Ektron eWebEditPro enables business professionals to author Web content (tables, text, images, hyperlinks, etc.) without seeing HTML. Web developers have added this component to applications for content management, HTML mail, and discussion forums. Ektron eWebEditPro+XML offers the complete functionality of eWebEditPro, plus the ability for users to easily and transparently add XML or custom tags. Developers who integrate Ektron eWebEditPro+XML into applications can choose from Ektron-provided samples, or they can create custom, organization-specific XML templates, buttons, and drop-down lists. Content contributors can then add XML tags by selecting a template and adding content. Ektron eWebEditPro+XML is immediately available. A 10-seat license is US$599.

Mondosoft Announces Enhancements to Enterprise Search and Reporting

Mondosoft announced enhancements to its site search and reporting solution, MondoSearch, to provide corporate customers with efficient and economical search and reporting across their intranets, extranets, and Web sites. With full support for Unicode, MondoSearch 4.4 provides search for 37 languages Worldwide including Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai, and offers user authentication functionality for secure content delivery based on user privileges. MondoSearch 4.4 has also been optimized for use with content management solutions. Especially designed to support Microsoft Corp’s Content Management Server, the user authentication technology provides the ability for different end users to receive information based on their specific privileges and access levels. Title, department, geographic location, and customer or partner status could determine such user levels. MondoSearch’s search solution is certified for Microsoft’s Commerce Server and tested and integrated with Microsoft’s Content Management server and Solutions for Internet Business product lines.

Semio Acquires Kalepa Networks

Semio Corporation has acquired Kalepa Networks, Inc. Kalepa, based in Palo Alto, Calif. is a developer of distributed discovery software. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. This acquisition is intended to enhance Semio’s position in the content categorization and information discovery markets through new technology that will enable a rapid shift of focus from centrally managed solutions to distributed departmental solutions, including those located at the edge of the enterprise.

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