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Day: March 23, 2003

eMeta Unveils eRights Suite

eMeta Corporation announced the availability of the eRights Suite. The eRights Suite provides the infrastructure, applications and insight necessary to secure and sell digital assets and services. The new Suite enables enterprises to create, control and commercialize digital offerings that are synchronized to specific business needs and models, assets and audiences. The eRights Suite is composed of RightAccess 3.0, RightCommerce 3.0, and RightServices 1.0. RightAccess provides the infrastructure necessary to protect and manage access to digital assets and services. Offering advanced authentication and authorization, delegated administration, and metadirectory features. RightCommerce contains packaging, pricing, customer care, billing and payment applications. RightServices provides a solution for the protection and commercialization of those assets, and is optimized for non-traditional online assets such as software services and software code. RightCommerce may be integrated with Content Management, CRM, and DRM systems.

BackWeb Enhances ProactivePortal Server

BackWeb Technologies announced Version 3 of its ProactivePortal Server offering. The new product release enables mobile professionals to not only access their portal offline, but also update portal data while they are disconnected from the network. The BackWeb ProactivePortal Server integrates with portal frameworks to enable offline interaction with critical content and applications with essentially the same personalized user experience that occurs online. ProactivePortal Server v3 delivers a two-way synchronization capability that enables end users to fill and submit portal-based forms while disconnected from the network. Once the user reconnects online, the forms are synchronized up to the BackWeb ProactivePortal Server and applied to through the portal to the underlying applications. This ensures all updated and altered information is automatically stored and synchronized. BackWeb ProactivePortal Server v3 is available immediately and can be purchased through SAP, IBM and BackWeb.

Convera Launches Taxonomy Developer Program with 10 Partners

Convera announced that it has certified ten partners as part of its new Taxonomy Developer Certification Program. Under the program, Convera trains and certifies IT and knowledge management professionals in the development and deployment of custom taxonomies and classifications using Converas new RetrievalWare Categorization and Dynamic Classification product. Participants who completed the five-day certification program include Access Innovations, Advanced Technology Systems (ATS), Bleuphish, Creative Technology Inc., IBM Italia, KAPS Group LLC, Mitre, MZM Inc., SRA International Inc., and Veridian Engineering. Certified Taxonomy Developers will serve as consultants and service providers to assist Convera customers in understanding their information management needs, organizing their information in a way that best serves their objectives, and developing well-tuned taxonomies for use with Convera software. Certified Taxonomy Developers also will have the opportunity to market cartridges that they have developed within the Convera customer base as pre-built taxonomies.

IXOS & Convera Partner

Convera and IXOS Software Inc. announced a new partnership designed to assist enterprise customers in managing large volumes of business documents and email communications. IXOS will sell Converas RetrievalWare search and categorization software as an optional component of the IXOS-eCONserver product. The combined solution will add Converas search capabilities to enable customers to retrieve email messages, attachments and other business documents from the IXOS-eCONserver archive for a variety of purposes, including records management, discovery and general knowledge management. The solution, available immediately, will be sold to the commercial and federal market by IXOS North American sales teams in the United States, Canada and Mexico.,

FAST Unveils Data Search 3.2

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) unveiled FAST Data Search 3.2, an advanced version of its real-time search solution that is designed for organizations seeking either departmental or enterprise wide solutions. Offered as FAST Data Search Professional, FAST Data Search Enterprise, and FAST Data Search SST, the FAST Data Search product line now includes Live Analytics, which enables “on-the-fly” data and information analysis with a dynamic drill-down capability, where end users can tap the specific information they need based on the actual data in the result set, rather than pre-defined binning of the data. Also now included is the Business Manager’s Control Panel, so business managers can tune the search attributes of the data source. Additional enhancements include improvements to the combination of structured and unstructured data capabilities, automatic document categorization, dynamic result clustering, and similarity based results analysis. Advanced linguistics support for Japanese was added, and automatic language detection was increased to support 54 languages. FAST Data Search also now includes enhanced security features and supports HP-UX and Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, in addition to IBM AIX, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, and Windows 2000/XP.

Xerox Licenses Dralasoft Workflow for DocuShare

Dralasoft announced that Xerox Corporation has licensed Dralasoft Workflow for inclusion into DocuShare, Xeroxs Web-based document and content management software. By embedding Dralasoft Workflow engine into DocuShare, Xerox can help its DocuShare customers route documents more efficiently across their enterprises through workflows built with modeling tools that automate and map customer business processes. As a document repository, DocuShare keeps critical information safe, yet easy to access. Users can store any file type, including office documents, images, media files and graphics. As a content management system, it updates and manages the content of a Web site. As a collaborative project management system, it enables users to organize, manage and share all of a projects information. Its Java-based DocuShare platform will enable third parties to develop custom workflow applications through Dralasoft Workflow. DocuShare runs on Windows, Linux and Solaris systems. Dralasoft products provide the capability to integrate workflow technology into Java-based systems using Java, XML, SOAP, LDAP, HTTP and JDBC.,

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