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Month: November 2002 (Page 2 of 5)

IBM & Vignette Expand Strategic Alliance

Vignette Corp. announced an expansion of its existing strategic alliance with IBM Corp. to include solutions that will help companies better manage the content of their corporate intranets. Under terms of the expanded agreement, Vignette has become a certified Web content management business partner for IBM’s Dynamic Workplaces initiative. The new initiative is designed to offer a broad set of intranet-based collaborative technologies, such as e-meetings, e-learning, eHR and instant messaging. As a part of this announcement, Vignette is debuting Vignette for IBM Dynamic Workplaces, a configuration of its content management application that is tightly linked with IBM’s Dynamic Workplaces offering. Vignette will also offer integration with IBM’s Content Management software in the fourth quarter of this year.,

Stellent Content Management V. 6 Now in Six Languages

Stellent, Inc. announced Stellent Content Management Version 6 is now localized in English, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish, enabling users to interact with the Stellent system in their native languages. Users can choose their language preference when they create user profiles in the Stellent Content Management system, and the Stellent Content Server then automatically presents the interface in the preferred language. Stellent also announced new content contribution functionalities. The new Stellent Drive module enables users to contribute content to offline folders and extends Stellent’s WebDAV content contribution functionality to non-WebDAV applications, such as Framemaker, Photoshop, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office `97. This extension simplifies the content check-in and check-out process by enabling users of non-WebDAV applications to contribute content directly to Stellent and also access content managed by Stellent.

McObject Adds XML Support to eXtremeDB In-Memory Database

McObject has released an XML interface for its eXtremeDB in-memory database system. The eXtremeDB XML interface enables data exchange between eXtremeDB and other XML-enabled systems, and provides a simplified means for updating underlying database structures. McObject has created a freely downloadable example program demonstrating the integration of the eXtremeDB embedded XML interface and Web Services through SOAP interfaces. eXtremeDB XML supports the W3C XML specification but stores its contents in the eXtremeDB binary format, applying eXtremeDB’s efficient in-memory storage methodology to the imported data. Stored objects retain eXtremeDB’s compact layout, as well as its fast and predictable search methods and updates. With eXtremeDB XML, the database still reads and writes XML in the context of transactions.

Equilibrium Launches MediaRich Server for SharePoint

Equilibrium announced the availability of Equilibrium MediaRich Server for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Servers enterprise-wide search, document management and workgroup collaboration environment. The resulting digital asset management solution generates thumbnail previews during search results regardless of the original file format, adds zoom and pan functionality, and provides automated image editing, conversion and delivery for one or multiple images. Equilibrium MediaRich for SharePoint Portal Server allows corporations to maintain revision control for a single high-quality asset, create derivatives on-demand, and deliver consistent brand assets for the Web, print, wireless and Microsoft Office applications with accurate color profiles. Equilibrium MediaRich Server for SharePoint Portal Server is now available worldwide. In North America, the product sells at the standard retail price of $3,999 for the server and a five-seat license. For corporate pricing discounts, please contact Equilibrium.

Autonomy & BEA Ink New Agreement

Autonomy Corporation plc announced a new strategic OEM relationship with BEA Systems. Since 2001, BEA Systems has included Autonomy’s technology with its BEA WebLogic Portal to provide their customers information aggregation, retrieval and knowledge management capabilities. Under the new OEM agreement, BEA will embed Autonomy’s technology into its WebLogic Portal. In addition, the agreement allows BEA to expand the reach of information retrieval to external sources including relational databases and the Web. Autonomy technology is used within BEA WebLogic Portal 7.0 to automate the aggregation, analysis and retrieval of both structured and unstructured information from multiple sources.

Ektron Releases CMS300 – XML Content Management

Ektron, Inc. has launched Ektron CMS300. This browser-based system offers content management capabilities with WYSIWYG XML editing functionality. Ektron CMS300 delivers the same features found in Ektron’s other content management solutions, including intuitive work areas for contributors and administrators, scalable workflow, an advanced permissions model, and an Explorer-like content folder design. It includes the browser-based WYSIWYG XML editor, Ektron eWebEditPro+XML. Ektron CMS300 runs on Microsoft Windows servers, and works with several Web application servers including Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP), ASP.NET, Macromedia ColdFusion or PHP. Ektron CMS300 is priced at US$4,999 to $19,999.

X-Hive Launches Version 4 of Native XML Database

X-Hive Corporation announced the release of version 4 of X-Hive/DB, its native XML database designed for software developers who need to process and store XML data in their applications. X-Hive/DB 4 offers performance improvements through the use of a new storage model for documents and indexes. Version 4 of X-Hive/DB also contains a new mechanism for live full text indexing of element and attribute values. The full text indexes can be used within XQuery to decrease the query execution time. X-Hive/DB 4 continues to offer the features of previous X-Hive/DB versions including a versatile and developer-friendly API, transaction mechanism, versioning, complete support for open standards, interfaces to third-party XML tools and J2EE connectivity. X-Hive/DB 4 is now available on Windows, Linux and Solaris. A free 30-day evaluation license is available.

Ancept Announces Support for Adobe Graphics Server 2.0

Ancept, Inc., a provider of digital asset management (DAM) solutions announced support for the Adobe Graphics Server 2.0 imaging software. Integration of the Ancept Media Server with Adobe Graphics Server 2.0 will help graphics professionals and business users reduce image production time by enabling graphic file manipulation from any standard Web browser. This combined digital asset management and dynamic imaging solution helps clients effectively locate, prepare and repurpose digital brand imagery assets.

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