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Month: January 2003 (Page 2 of 6)

Vignette Announces Availability of Vignette V7 Content Management Suites

Vignette Corp. announced general availability of Vignette Content Management Group Suite and Vignette Content Management Business Suite. Vignette Content Management Group Suite and Vignette Content Management Business Suite are prebuilt, configurable content management applications designed to reduce the time and resources required to build and deploy scalable Web sites and portals. Vignette V7 offers packaged content management best practices for improved collaboration and information sharing inside and outside any organization or department. The Vignette V7 family of products will be available in three application suites: Vignette Content Management Group Suite; Vignette Content Management Business Suite; and Vignette Content Management Enterprise Suite. Vignette Content Management Enterprise Suite is scheduled to be shipped in the second quarter of 2003. Licensing costs begin at $125,000.

WebWare Introduces ActiveMedia 4 Digital Asset Management Software

WebWare Corporation announced the debut of WebWare ActiveMedia 4, a major upgrade of its digital asset management software (formerly WebWare MAMBO). ActiveMedia 4, a web services-based digital asset management system, allows companies to easily integrate a rich media repository with other enterprise applications built on BEA’s WebLogic or IBM’s WebSphere systems. Its new user interface, One-Click Access (OCA) enables the creation of business-specific interfaces that can be tailored to individual users, departments or projects. WebWare ActiveMedia can be used as a stand-alone media asset management system or integrated with existing enterprise content management software (ECM) such as Interwoven’s TeamSite. ActiveMedia can be installed locally or hosted at WebWare’s secure data center. The new release is backward-compatible with WebWare 3.X systems and is currently shipping.

Ektron Adds Features to Content Management Solutions

Ektron unveiled features that enhance flexibility and scalability of Ektron CMS200 and Ektron CMS300, including new support for Microsoft Active Directory and new load balancing functionality. Organizations using Ektron’s technology can manage users and user groups from Microsoft Active Directory to save time and enhance security via centralized user administration and single-point authentication. With Ektron’s load balancing support, site assets (images, files, etc.) are uploaded to an Ektron-specific default directory, and to additional folders or servers according to load balance requirements. Active Directory and load balancing features are available in enterprise editions of the newly released version 3.1 of Ektron CMS200 and CMS300. Ektron CMS200 and CMS300 (enterprise priced at US$12,999 and $19,999 respectively) run on Microsoft Windows servers.

Metalogix Announces Release of Metalogix Migration Assistant

Metalogix Software announced the commercial release of Migration Assistant. Using advanced pattern recognition technology, Metalogix Migration Assistant can traverse an entire site to collect specific user defined content and move it efficiently into Microsoft Content Management Server (CMS) 2002 – automating up to 80% of the migration process. Migration Assistant’s feature set automates the migration of content from existing web sites into Microsoft Content Management Server 2002. These include automated generation of CMS 2002 Templates and Postings, automated extraction of user specified content from web sites, sophisticated HTML to XML transformation options, browser integrated Extraction Designer for rapid content identification, and reusable content extraction rules that allow for repeated or scheduled content migration. Metalogix Migration Assistant is available direct from Metalogix Software.

IXOS Acquires Obtree & PowerWork

IXOS Software AG has acquired Obtree Technologies Inc., Basel, and the operating business of PowerWork AG, Kempten. With the two takeovers, IXOS is implementing its previously announced growth strategy for the enterprise content management market. IXOS is taking over Obtree Technologies Inc. at a price of SFR 0.52 (EUR 0.36) per share for 96,4% of the company`s 14,790,347 ordinary shares against cash. This corresponds to a purchase price of SFR 7.7 million (EUR 5.3 million) for a 100% interest. The transfer of beneficial ownership is scheduled to take place on February 1, 2003. In the case of PowerWork AG, IXOS is acquiring all operating assets for a cash payment of EUR 1.2 million, effective as of January 1, 2003 retroactively. Obtree is a European supplier of content management solutions and offers a product range that can be integrated into the environments of SAP, Microsoft and others. PowerWork AG is positioned as an supplier of process management and workflow technologies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. IXOS` acquisition of PowerWork gives it access to workflow technology for developing sector-specific document management solutions.

Octave Announces Content Management Solution for SMB Market

Octave Software, Inc. announced WebOctave M-Class, targeting the small to mid-size business (SMB) market. WebOctave M-Class will be available on Linux and included in the IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business. The IBM eServer Integrated Platform includes xSeries hardware, WebSphere Application Server supporting Web Services, and DB2 database software for Linux. The offering will support JAVA-based applications including solutions for finance, retail, e-commerce, telecommunications, distribution and manufacturing. WebOctave M-Class is providing the CM capability for the offering. WebOctave M-Class uses the same architecture as Octave Software’s product for the enterprise, now branded WebOctave E-Class. WebOctave M-Class also includes pre-built components for rapid deployment. WebOctave M-Class will be available on Linux in the first quarter of 2003. Additional platform support will follow. The eServer Integrated Platform for e-business is available through Mainline Information Systems and other authorized IBM Business Partners.,

Factiva & divine Announce Replacement Product for divine’s Special Collection

Factiva and divine, inc. announced that Factiva is offering a replacement product to customers of divine’s Special Collection service to meet their ongoing business information needs. divine is discontinuing the Special Collection digital content subscription service, and Factiva has agreed to provide qualified customers access to a special version of Factiva at no additional charge. Though it will no longer procure or license content directly for customers, divine will continue to offer content aggregation and normalization capabilities. divine has incorporated the search and classification technology that was core to divine Special Collection into its content management products. Factiva Learning Programs has developed a customized Short Learning Topic, an e-learning tool designed to meet just-in-time learning needs in a 10-minute multimedia briefing. Factiva and divine will contact customers directly to discuss the transition.,

Stratify Becomes FAST Reseller

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) and Stratify, Inc. announced a reseller agreement. Stratify will integrate FAST Data Search, a customizable software platform designed to tackle real-time data-intensive search and information retrieval challenges, with the Stratify Discovery System, a taxonomy and categorization solution that organizes, classifies and leverages large amounts of unstructured information. The combined solution will provide information-intensive enterprises with a search and categorization platform available to manage their structured and unstructured data resources. FAST and Stratify will engage in joint sales and marketing activities for the combined solution. ,

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