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Month: April 2002 (Page 2 of 5)

EMC Launches Centera

EMC Corporation introduced EMC Centera, a software-driven, “content-addressed storage” (CAS) solution to address the unique information storage requirements of long-lasting, unchanging objects – or “fixed content” – such as electronic documents, digital x-rays, digital MRIs, movies, e-mail, check images and broadcast content. Centera partners include: Agfa HealthCare, AMICAS, Artesia, Avid, Avalon, BakBone, BancTec, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, CommVault, Computer Science Corporation, Connected, Documentum, FileTek, Front Porch Digital, Fujitsu, Gauss, Hummingbird, IXOS, J&B Software, Kodak Medical Imaging, KPMG, KVS, Legato, Merge Technologies, Mobius, NICE Systems, OTG, Quest Software, Sarnoff, Scientific Software, Storigen Systems, TowerTech and Virage. While location-based methods found in network-attached storage (NAS) and storage-area networks (SAN) are optimized for frequently changing data, content-based addressing is specifically designed for the requirements of fixed content. EMC Centera is available immediately. List price begins at $101,500 for Centera hardware and $103,200 for Centera software, representing $204,700 for a 5-terabyte protected (10 terabytes raw capacity) total system configuration. Centera implementations scale from 5 terabytes (protected) to more than one petabyte, in 2.5-terabyte increments. Centera is available directly from EMC for customers with in-house application development capabilities, and through the large and increasing number of EMC Centera partners providing their own content management solutions across a wide range of industries.

Verity Announces New Version of K2 Developer

Verity, Inc. announced the availability of a new version of K2 Developer, a product specifically designed to be incorporated into large business software applications. Verity K2 Developer, or K2D, is the company’s newest offering for the OEM market. It gives enterprise software developers the ability to add any of Verity’s three tiers of knowledge management infrastructure – search, content categorization and social networks – to their applications. According to Verity, K2D is compatible with Java, COM, and C/C++. In addition, it offers full support for inclusion within an enterprise software vendor’s .NET or J2EE applications, and includes comprehensive management APIs.

Macromedia Introduces ColdFusion MX

Macromedia, Inc. announced Macromedia ColdFusion MX, a rapid server scripting environment for creating rich Internet applications. Macromedia ColdFusion MX, previously code-named “Neo,” brings ease of use and productivity of ColdFusion to a Java technology architecture. ColdFusion MX offers innovations for creating rich Internet applications and working with XML, web services, and the Microsoft .NET Framework. A preview release of Macromedia ColdFusion MX is immediately available ( Macromedia Dreamweaver MX (also announced) offers complete support for ColdFusion MX features including enhanced code editing and development capabilities, integrated debugging, and visual layout and prototyping. The ColdFusion MX Server line is expected to ship in June. ColdFusion MX Server Professional Edition is $799 per server, with upgrades at $549; ColdFusion MX Enterprise Edition is $4999 per server, with upgrades at $2499. The ColdFusion MX Server line is specifically architected to integrate with the Microsoft .NET Framework. The ColdFusion MX for J2EE Application Servers product line is priced at $3399 per processor. Optimized versions of ColdFusion MX for Macromedia JRun, IBM WebSphere Application Server, and Sun ONE Application Server are expected to ship in the third calendar quarter of 2002. ColdFusion MX for BEA WebLogic Server is expected to ship later this year.

Lightspeed Interactive & Altova Announce Partnership

Lightspeed Interactive, Inc. and Altova, Inc. announced the formal establishment of a strategic partnership. The two companies will collaborate to integrate their technologies to provide the an advanced XML environment for creating, managing and delivering advanced XML-based applications. Altova’s XML Spy Suite 4.3 offers a solution for XML schema driven document and content editing for both developers and end-users. Lightspeed’s Astoria solution provides single-source content management and delivery functionality, including versioning, history, check-in and check-out and flexible content reuse. Combined, the technologies provide a complete XML authoring solution to facilitate XML application development as well as XML content development. Lightspeed and its partners and resellers will market the integrated suite of products.,

Interwoven Announces TeamDoc,TeamCode & TeamPortal

Interwoven, Inc. announced the launch of three new content applications targeting enterprise portals, collaborative document management and Web application management for the global enterprise. The Interwoven Content Applications, comprised of TeamPortal software, TeamCode software and TeamDoc software, is built on top of the Interwoven 5 ECM platform that includes TeamSite Content Management, MetaTagger Content Intelligence and OpenDeploy Content Distribution software. New Interwoven Content Applications include: TeamDoc, Collaborative Business Document Management, streamlines document sharing, publishing and management, enabling business users to find, create, categorize and QA documents in a collaborative environment; TeamCode, Collaborative Web Application Management, provides developers the means to manage, test and deploy Web application code in TeamSite’s collaborative development environment; and TeamPortal, Collaborative Content Services for Portals, delivers content management services to the corporate portal via XML & SOAP. Portal users can create, manage, QA and deploy content directly from their portal interface. And IT management can implement a Web service-enabled ECM platform to assure an open foundation for future enterprise application needs.

NextPage Announces NextPage Solo

NextPage Inc. announced a new application for its NXT 3 Platform called NextPage Solo. The technology provides off-line access to business-critical information to users and field representatives when Internet access is not available. Professionals in the accounting industry and similar industries need access to best practices, corporate policies, compliance information and industry regulations. NextPage technology allows users to access this content through a Web interface, enabling users to view information that is physically located in different locations and in different formats as if the information was on the user’s desktop. These networks of distributed information are called Enterprise Content Networks. Solo allows users to download that information to their desktops or to a CD to view it as if they were connected to the content network. NextPage technology provides off-line users with the same functionality and user interface as those who are connected to the network. Updates to information that has changed are automatically synchronized every time the user reconnects – simplifying the updating process.

Semio Unveils SemioTagger 5.0

Semio Corp. released SemioTagger 5.0, the latest version of its indexing and content categorization engine. SemioTagger organizes and exposes information contained within all unstructured data, including e-mail, web pages, Documentum databases, Lotus Notes, etc., that exist across an enterprise. Version 5.0 features new architecture optimized for enterprise-scope performance and scalability. Specifically, SemioTagger 5.0 can process millions of documents at extremely high speed. Also optimized for fast-start use, SemioTagger ships with a set of pre-built, industry standard taxonomy templates that enable nearly immediate indexing of a company’s electronic data. A new graphical workbench enables users to customize and fine-tune taxonomies and categorization processes to suit individual, department and enterprise requirements. SemioTagger 5.0 is operational on Windows 2000 and is available immediately. Semio also announced the release of Skyline 2.0, a browser-like viewer that displays the categorized output of SemioTagger in an intuitive, graphical view of the data hierarchy and structure.

Documentum Teams with Easypress

Documentum and Easypress Technologies announced an alliance to deliver an out-of-box integration between the Documentum ECM platform and QuarkXPress. The integration, based on Easypress Technologies’ Atomik product, enables QuarkXPress-created design content to be easily deployed to other forms, such as Web pages, as well as the sharing and reuse of QuarkXPress content throughout an organization. It also gives QuarkXPress users access to content stored in the Documentum repository. The integration enables QuarkXPress users to easily convert a publication created with QuarkXPress into XML and export it to the Documentum repository. The QuarkXPress-created content is then automatically indexed and stored. Through Documentum’s ECM capabilities, other non-QuarkXPress users can search, access and export components of QuarkXPress-created content, combine it with other content and repurpose it for other uses. QuarkXPress users can also search and export XML and other content from Documentum into a QuarkXPress-created layout or publication. The Documentum and Easypress Technologies offering for automated QuarkXPress to XML conversion is expected to be available in June 2002.,

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