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Month: October 2002 (Page 2 of 14)

Inxight Acquires Assets of WhizBang! Labs

Inxight Software, Inc. announced that it has acquired the technology assets of WhizBang! Labs, Inc. The WhizBang! Labs technology adds important functionality to Inxight’s solutions, tapping into multiple, disparate data sources to extract and present key information in the form of “facts.” For example, the technology can automatically crawl a company’s external Web site, accessing dynamically generated pages, classify those pages according to type (contains company address, management bios, etc.), extract the key entities (in the case of management bios, person name, title, previous companies worked for) and associate those entities into a database record. In 2003 Inxight will incorporate the WhizBang! Labs fact extraction technology into Inxight SmartDiscovery, the company’s solution for automating the discovery and retrieval of unstructured text data. This enhancement, coupled with its existing features that include taxonomy management, enterprise-class categorization and a guided information retrieval environment, will enhance their Unstructured Data Management solution. Inxight will also evaluate software-licensing opportunities for the WhizBang! Labs technology. www.inxight.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

Canto & UniSite Combine Digital Asset and Content Management

UniSite Software and Canto Software, Inc., announced an alliance to provide an integrated solution to clients faced with the challenge of managing Web content and digital assets. Enterprises, in both the private and public sectors, will be able to seamlessly access their digital assets stored in Cumulus Workgroup or Enterprise Edition from within UniSites Web content management system. The combination of these applications unites Cumulus metadata-rich asset repository with UniSites Content Manager workflow-based collaboration application for easily publishing content to Web. www.UniSite.com, www.canto.com

Corel Announces XMetaLCentral

Corel Corporation announced the upcoming availability of Corel XMetaLCentral, a new server-based application that works with Corel XMetaL to manage and maintain customized XML applications. Corel XMetaLCentral is designed for organizations with tens to thousands of XML document creators and editors. When used in conjunction with Corel XMetaL, Corel XMetaLCentral deploys personalized customizations or ‘packages’ to these end users based on their identity, the content they are working with, and factors in their environment. Invisible to the end user, these packages can be versioned, rolled back, or staged for future deployment. Corel XMetaLCentral features and functionality includes: Browser based interface to manage XMetaLCentral server objects including user profiles, customizations and associated relationships and server operations; IT-defined rules for matching packages with documents and users; Integration with third-party workflow through adaptor objects; Versioning of packages for controlled deployments; Use of the enterprise network login mechanism to access services; Off-line Corel XMetaL authoring mode; and Server support for Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP Professional and Solaris 9. Corel XMetaLCentral will be available in November 2002. www.corel.com/xmetalcentral

Interwoven Announces Connector Suite

Interwoven, Inc. announced its Connector Suite, to aid integrations with other enterprise applications. Interwoven’s Connector Suite software gives businesses the ability to jump-start their content initiatives from building dynamic enterprise applications to simply supporting collaboration around a new project. For Web application developers, Interwoven created TeamTurbo, which enables businesses to integrate the Interwoven ECM platform with J2EE and .Net application servers. For portal application developers, Interwoven created TeamPortal connectors, which connect with portal applications. To enable enterprises to fully leverage their document storage systems, Interwoven has created connectors that connect with repositories and databases. They include: DataDeploy, which maps to any database schema; and ContentProvider, which enables enterprises to search and browse multiple repositories from a single point of entry. www.interwoven.com/solutions/connector_suite

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