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Year: 2003 (Page 1 of 70)

RenderX Announces Strategic Alliance with X-Hive for XML Document Management & Publishing

RenderX, Inc. and X-Hive Corporation announced they have established a strategic initiative focused on technology to deliver a comprehensive solution for the management of XML content and high quality print output of that content. The joint solution enables organizations to shift from SGML content to XML structures. X-Hive will embed RenderX XEP software into their Docato software. X-Hive/Docato is an XML-based content management system designed specifically for technical documentation for the management of technical content in a distributed work environment. RenderX XEP was designed to allow developers and end users to dynamically apply sophisticated styles to XML documents and to publish those documents to different platforms. By aligning these solutions together, X-Hive and RenderX provide an e-business solution for creating PDF, PostScript, and other dynamic document packages from XML content stored in X-Hive databases without the need for users to understand the complexities of XML and XSL FO.,

Yozons Releases Signed & Secured 3.3

Yozons Inc. has released its 3.3 version of its Signed & Secured web-based business private network software and service. New features in Signed & Secured include more advanced administration capabilities, a performance dashboard, templated messages for repeatedly sending out similar types of contracts or document packages, enhanced customer branding, as well as upgraded its Experian credit-based authentication module which is now offered on a pay-as-you-use model on the hosted web service. Version 3.3 is available immediately. It can be deployed behind a customer’s firewall, as a managed service or as a hosted web service. The licensed technology is available in an Office Edition for smaller volume customers, as a hardware appliance for those who need more customization without volume restrictions, and as an enterprise license for high volume and tightly integrated deployments.

IBM Acquires Green Pasture Software

IBM announced it has acquired Green Pasture Software, Inc., a privately held provider of document management software based in Corvallis, Oregon. Financial details were not disclosed. Green Pasture’s operations will be integrated into IBM’s Enterprise Content Management business and Green Pasture products will be available immediately from IBM. This is IBM’s third acquisition in its Enterprise Content Management business since 2002. IBM purchased Tarian’s records management software in November 2002 and Aptrix’s Web content management software in July 2003. Green Pasture Software enables businesses to take advantage of real-time, high-performance document management capabilities to electronically collaborate, edit and manage multiple documents simultaneously. The software helps organizations more easily develop and manage documents that incorporate interrelated parts, such as spreadsheets, multimedia files and computer aided design (CAD) references.

Microsoft Unveils Pricing & Packaging for BizTalk Server 2004

Microsoft Corp. unveiled pricing and packaging details for its forthcoming release of BizTalk Server 2004. BizTalk Server 2004 will deliver enhanced business process orchestration functionality, new business activity monitoring (BAM) and human-based workflow capabilities, and a new scalable rules engine. In addition, the new BizTalk Server 2004 license will include copies of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003. BizTalk Server 2004 will enable Standard Edition and Partner Edition customers to connect to more applications and trading partners than in previous versions of the product and will be localized in nine languages, five more than in BizTalk Server 2002. Current BizTalk Server customers with Software Assurance will receive a license for BizTalk Server 2004. BizTalk Server 2004 will be offered in four editions: Enterprise, Standard, Partner and Developer. The pricing for these editions is on par with the 2002 version, with ERP Open B pricing starting at $25,000 CPU for the Enterprise Edition, $7,000 CPU for the Standard Edition, $1,000 CPU for the Partner Edition and $750 per user for the Developer Edition, which can be used for development and testing purposes only. The availability of BizTalk Server 2004 has not yet been announced.

Isite Services Introduces Content Management System

Isite Services, Inc. announced the immediate availability of Control!, a web content management system designed specifically for web designers.
Isite’s Control! allows content changes without losing control of the layout. This inexpensive product enables content editors to change text, add pictures or add new pages without knowing anything about HTML or page layout. Web designers retain control over the site layout, and can authorize users for a few pages or allow them to restructure major portions of the site. Templates and global parameters ensure design consistency throughout the site. Isite’s Control! does not require software installation; it is controlled entirely through the browser. The interface allows authors to focus on content rather than on complicated procedures. Control! starts as low as $5.95 per month.

Percussion & Convera Partner

Percussion Software announced that it has formed a partnership with Convera. The partnership is initially focused on utilizing Convera’s RetrievalWare search technology for the content delivery environments based on Percussion’s Rhythmyx 5 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system and the newly announced Rhythmyx Express Portal. The Convera RetrievalWare search engine will search content delivered by Rhythmyx 5 to any delivery repository, including Percussion’s Rhythmyx Express Portal or any other portal. Working in these content delivery environments, RetrievalWare will provide advanced search capabilities in the simplest to the most complex aggregation of delivery channels, scaling as required to meet an organization’s needs.,

North Plains Announces Web Services Support & Technology Partnership Program

North Plains Systems Corp. announced that it has released the Integration Broker which provides the next generation of integration and web services for TeleScope Enterprise. TeleScope has an existing suite of integration tools which allow customers to share their data with other business systems, such as the XML Gateway. The Integration Broker, utilizing SOAP, is an extension to these integration capabilities. Concurrent with the release of the Integration Broker, North Plains Systems has initiated a technology partnership program enabling third-party technology suppliers to connect to the TeleScope framework or embed TeleScope’s DAM services within their application. North Plains Systems will offer its technology partnership to software vendors in such industries as e-Learning, Marketing Automation, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Content Management, and others.

Plumtree & BackWeb Form Alliance

Plumtree Software and BackWeb Technologies announced that Plumtree will resell BackWeb’s Offline Access Server, giving mobile Enterprise Web users access to applications and content when those users are disconnected from the network. Plumtree will resell a Standard Edition of the BackWeb Offline Access Server with support for the entire Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite; this functionality extends offline access to the Plumtree Corporate Portal, Plumtree Content Server and Plumtree Collaboration Server, Microsoft Office integration portlets and portlets created using Plumtree Studio Server. Plumtree will also resell an Enterprise Edition of BackWeb’s Offline Access Server which includes the added capability to offline enable Plumtree’s Integration Products, custom portlets, and 3rd party portlets. Users of the offline features can subscribe to specific portlets, content or applications for offline access ensuring that only the selected content will be downloaded when the user logs off the network. BackWeb’s Offline Access Server is built to support the Plumtree Corporate Portal 4.5, 4.5WS and 5.0, Collaboration Server 3.0, Content Server 5.0, and Studio Server 2.0.,

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