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Day: November 3, 2002

NXN Announces Alienbrain 6.0

NXN Software announced the availability of NXN alienbrain 6.0 Source Control Pack for programmers. The package configuration is optimized for software development teams and provides functionality for version control and configuration management (SCM). The NXN alienbrain 6.0 Source Control Pack features intelligent SCM-functionality such as branching, branch merging, sharing, pinning, structural history, atomic get, command line tools and change reporting. The clients include a bundled license for Araxis Merge Professional and offer integration with both Microsoft VisualStudio .NET and Metrowerks CodeWarrior. A standard Source Control Pack contains five NXN alienbrain 6.0 Developer Clients and one Code Server. NXN alienbrain 6.0 adds configuration management features to its asset management core. The NXN alienbrain 6.0 Source Control Pack is now available at $2990 per package. An evaluation package is available

SDL Announces

SDL International announced the launch of, their new online translation site. Click2Translate offers a diverse range of translation services on the Internet, providing a secure, fast and economical way to obtain translations online. Click2Translate offers 3 levels of translation service: Professional human translation, Edited translation and Automatic computer-generated translations. These offer customers the opportunity to obtain the appropriate level of translation according to their desired quality and budget.
Click2Translate offers over 90 language combinations across its three service levels.

matterCast Announces SVG Based e-Publishing Solution

matterCast Inc. announced the beta release and demonstration site for its SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) based e-Publishing and collaboration solution for serving Adobe PDF content on the web. The first in a series of planned releases aimed at automating the digital content supply chain, matterCasts SVG Document Server allows for the immediate and controlled online distribution of PDF content in SVG format, combining the presentation quality of PDF, the structural features of XML, the web based features of HTML and the collaborative features of a networked environment. matterCast has launched an SVG Demonstration Site to highlight some of the capabilities of its SVG solutions. The site provides samples of SVG content converted from PDF served from matterCasts SVG Document Server, and viewed through matterCasts SVG viewer. In addition, the site allows for the importing of your own PDF content into the SVG Document Server. ,

FileNET Includes iViews for mySAP Enterprise Portal

FileNET Corporation announced that its ECM software now includes iViews that have been tested and certified for integration with the mySAP Enterprise Portal. As part of its FileNET ECM for mySAP Enterprise Portal offering, FileNET has delivered a series of customized iViews, or mini-portal applications, which enable users to access enterprise content and participate in business processes from within an SAP solutions-based environment. FileNET’s iViews for mySAP Enterprise Portal are available as standard or customized components that adopt the mySAP Enterprise Portal personalization and integration capability. FileNET’s integration for mySAP Enterprise Portal is available now and is free of charge for FileNET customers. Customers can request the integration by accessing

IBM to Acquire Tarian

IBM announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Tarian Software to acquire all assets of the company. Tarian is a privately held provider of e-Records management software based in Ottawa, Canada. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter, 2002. Financial details were not disclosed. The acquisition is meant to strengthen IBM’s Enterprise Content Management offering, a fast-growing segment of its Data Management portfolio and a “key strategic priority for the company”. Once the acquisition is completed, IBM plans to: Integrate Tarian business operations and personnel into the Data Management Software group; Market and sell Tarian technology worldwide through an integrated IBM and Tarian sales force; and leverage Tarian technology across the entire IBM software portfolio – including IBM Content Manager, DB2 database and Lotus software.

Documentum to Acquire TrueArc

Documentum announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire privately held records management vendor TrueArc Corporation. In the all-cash transaction for TrueArc stock, Documentum will pay approximately $3.6 million. Documentum will not issue any of its common stock in this transaction. The acquisition is expected to close later this quarter, after the appropriate legal approvals have been finalized and customary closing conditions met. Documentum and TrueArc are existing technology partners. Their current integration, currently sold by TrueArc, provides the ability to implement records management and retention rules for Documentum customers. After the acquisition closes Documentum will deliver a new version of an integrated offering, updated with the latest releases of both products, compliant with the DoD 5015.2 records management standard.,

Context Media Introduces Intershare, a Web Services Client

Context Media, Inc. announced the release of Intershare, a Web Services software client to provide organizations universal desktop access to enterprise content. The new software client — which works in tandem with Context Media’s Interchange Suite — gives users the ability to access and use content stored in commercial or homegrown content management or digital asset management systems. Content access is enabled by simply clicking the “Open File” or “Insert File” command and importing content to the desktop. Intershare is a compliant implementation of SOAP 1.2. SOAP acts as the communication layer for the access and exchange of information between Context Media’s products. Intershare presents an enterprise-wide content catalog on the user’s desktop, with seamless point-and-click accessibility. To the user, accessing enterprise content is the same as accessing a shared file system or disk drive on a local computer. For example, a user working in Microsoft Office PowerPoint can use the “Open File” or “Insert File” commands to directly import a graphic stored in separate, disparate content management systems, such as Vignette or Interwoven, without leaving PowerPoint. The user needs to have no knowledge or understanding of the ECM/DAM storage system, its location or operation.

Merant Launches Merant Collage 3.1 with Oracle 9iAS Support

Merant announced the latest version of its Web content management solution, Merant Collage. Offering support for BEA WebLogic, Oracle 9iAS and Microsoft XP environments as well as performance enhancements, Merant Collage 3.1 enables companies to rapidly design, develop, deploy and manage Web site code and content on large enterprise-class projects. Collages ability to tightly integrate with software configuration management (SCM) tools, including the Merant PVCS product family, provides a collaborative environment that helps application developers and Web design teams build Web applications and dynamic Web sites. Merant Collage 3.1 offers expanded deployment control and flexibility, including the ability to deploy assets residing outside of the Collage repository, to associate custom commands with deployment at multiple points of time and to execute custom commands on deployment servers. Merant Collage 3.1 also enables forms building in content contribution editor through support for form control elements including text fields, password fields, radio buttons and check boxes. Merant Collage 3.1 is available now.

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