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Month: October 2002 (Page 1 of 9)

FAST Supporting XHTML and CSS

Fast Search & Transfer announced that Alltheweb.com, its search technology showcase, is fully adopting XHTML and CSS. In doing so, AlltheWeb is now faster to load and can be displayed consistently across a wider range of Web browsers and browser platforms. In addition, these new standards provide a future opportunity for AlltheWeb users to perform their searches on platforms such as mobile phones, PDAs, among others. FAST has also revealed several new “skins” for AlltheWeb, enabling users to personalize the look and feel of AlltheWeb. An assortment of skins have been created through AlltheWeb Alchemist, a tool FAST unveiled earlier this year, allowing technically-minded users to develop customized views of Web, multimedia, news and categorized search results from AlltheWeb via CSS. FAST plans to continually experiment and add newer skins to AlltheWeb’s skins gallery as end users submit them. www.fastsearch.com

WebWare to Integrate with Interwoven 5

WebWare Corporation announced an integration to Interwoven 5. The integrated Interwoven Solution for Media Asset Management (MAM) will enable enterprises to access their rich media assets within e-business initiatives managed by Interwoven 5, such as enterprise portals, corporate intranets, and external web properties. The connector to Interwoven 5 enables Interwoven users within the TeamSite environment to search, thumbnail, preview, transform and aggregate rich media assets into their Interwoven managed content. Interflow and WebWare engineers jointly developed the system extension that allows Interwoven users to directly access rich media and video files from Interwoven’s TeamSite application. www.interwoven.com, www.webwarecorp.com, www.interflow.com

Interwoven & MediaBin Integrate Solutions

Interwoven Inc. and MediaBin Inc. announced they have signed an agreement integrating MediaBin Asset Manager with the Interwoven 5 platform via a MediaBin connector. The connector was developed in collaboration with Interflow Systems Consulting. Using the solution, business users can now search from within the Interwoven software environment to discover, preview visually, transform, and utilize rich media assets stored in MediaBin. www.mediabin.com, www.interwoven.com, www.interflow.com

Vignette to Acquire Epicentric

Vignette Corp. announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Epicentric Inc. Vignette will pay up to $32 million in cash and restricted stock for Epicentric. Shareholders representing a majority of the Epicentric shares have agreed to vote in favor of and have executed voting agreements approving the transaction. The acquisition is expected to close in December. With the acquisition, Vignette will increase its customer base by approximately 250 in industries ranging from energy and financial services to healthcare and telecommunications. Vignette will integrate Epicentric’s portal technologies with its content management solution, enabling customers to work with a single vendor to build and deploy business applications for the Web. The Epicentric acquisition will enhance the Vignette foundation with a number of portal-based services such as security, central role management, presentation management and targeted content delivery. The combined products also will offer the ability to use and manage content where it lives, regardless of its format or repository. Full Epicentric support for Vignette V7 is slated for the first quarter of 2003. www.epicentric.com, www.vignette.com

Avid Acquires Assets of iKnowledge

Avid Technology, Inc. announced it has acquired substantially all the assets of iKnowledge, Inc., a developer of enterprise content aggregation, distribution and syndication solutions. Avid will immediately begin selling a new digital asset management and distribution offering based on the technology acquired from iKnowledge. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new addition to the Avid family is a rich-media asset management and distribution solution that helps aggregate any digital content, in its native format, from multiple sources. Customers can add business rules to manage the content – such as to which Web site to send the media and when to send it – and distribute it via any channel, from broadband to wireless, or, ultimately, to any device, including PCs, WAP phones, PDAs, and iTV. The new enterprise solution will install within existing IT infrastructures – including those based on Avid Unity for News software – to deliver content-management and distribution capabilities that integrate into production workflow. www.avid.com

Stratify Announces Discovery System 2.0 with Taxonomy Life-cycle Manager

Stratify, Inc. announced the next version of the Stratify Discovery System. The new release includes features that focus on automatically building, refining and optimizing taxonomies, consistently classifying documents with the highest degree of accuracy, and leveraging information contained in the taxonomy. In addition, the Stratify Discovery System v2.0 features a component called the Stratify Taxonomy Manager, which provides an integrated, unified interface for Total Taxonomy Lifecycle Management. The Stratify Taxonomy Manager provides a single interface that unifies all taxonomy and classification management tasks. The Taxonomy Manager enables users to easily collaborate on all taxonomy lifecycle tasks, including the ability to (1) Create Taxonomies (2) Define Classification Models (3) Test & Assess Classification Models (4) Refine and Optimize Taxonomies and Classification Models and (5) Publish Taxonomies and Classify Documents. The Discovery System supports Western European languages as well as Arabic. Stratify Discovery System v2.0 is available immediately. www.stratify.com

Inktomi Releases Enterprise Search 5.0

Inktomi Corp. announced the availability of Enterprise Search 5.0. New feature highlights include: improved relevance and query, quick summaries, spell check, and administration user interface enhancements. Inktomi Enterprise Search 5.0 is available as a standalone application and is also included in a new enterprise bundle designed specifically for large, information intensive organizations. Based on a CPU and user-based pricing model, the enterprise bundle supports indexing of an unlimited number of documents across an enterprise. The new bundle includes Inktomi Enterprise Search 5.0, Inktomi Classifier 2.0, connectors for two database servers, the Inktomi Security Module as well as full linguistic support for up to four languages. Organizations with limited document requirements can still purchase the individual products on a per-document pricing model. www.inktomi.com

Interwoven Teams With Captiva

Captiva Software Corp. announced a strategic alliance with Interwoven Inc. Interwoven will offer InputAccel, Captiva’s information capture software solution, with its new TeamSite 5.5 ECM platform. The integration of InputAccel and TeamSite 5.5 allows companies to capture business-critical information and make it available to all authorized users within the organization. InputAccel reduces document processing time and costs by managing document preparation, scanning, image enhancement, indexing and quality control verification of the data extracted from paper, faxes, email and EDI streams. www.interwoven.com, www.captivasoftware.com

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