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Day: April 27, 2003

Concept-Based Searching Now Available in Fios’ Prevail

Fios, Inc., released concept-based searching as part of Prevail, Fios’ Web-based electronic discovery tool. The concept-based search technology in Prevail enables legal teams to search and organize unstructured information by mapping relationships between each word and every other word in large sets of documents. This release also includes the new Concept Explorer which provides a quick list of all documents that are conceptually related to the current document. Prevail is built using the Microsoft .NET framework and SQL Server 2000. Companies can designate from one to hundreds of users to concurrently review small or large quantities of data, with capacity measured in megabytes to terabytes. Fios utilizes Digital Certificates using 1024-bit keys that support 128-bit SSL encryption, state-of-the-art firewalls and customer-controlled security policies. Prevail is hosted by Fios and requires no client site setup or configuration. The only system requirements are Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and Windows 98 (or higher). Pricing is based on a per megabyte basis.

FLEXSTOR to Make FLEX-db DAM Technology Open Source

FLEXSTOR announced plans to release its base FLEX-db Digital Asset Management (DAM) technology into the Open Source community. The company plans to post the source code by the end of the third quarter of 2003. This strategy is designed to accelerate development enhancements with the software quality control that comes from Open Source initiatives. The two founding sponsors with FLEXSTOR on this Open Source initiative are Fort Dearborn Company and Rorke Data, Inc. FLEXSTOR is in current discussions with potential Sponsors from the business and government communities. FLEXSTOR seeks other Sponsors to solicit advice and support on the future direction of the FLEX-db Open Source initiative. It can serve as both an application infrastructure to be extended, or can be deployed in its simplest form as a turnkey solution. The FLEXSTOR product suite is an enterprise-wide, digital asset management solution built upon JAVA and object-based extensible Enterprise Java Bean (EJB) architecture. The software is composed of internally developed software modules and integrated foundation technology products including other Open Source products.

Gartner Survey Shows XML Usage Reaches 86 Percent in Systems Integration Projects Using Web Services

Some 86 percent of enterprises that are using or planning to use a systems integrator through the beginning of 2004 for a Web services solution will use XML, according to a survey by Gartner, Inc. In March 2003, Gartner conducted a survey of 161 North American enterprises via Web and e-mail to determine Web services adoption in in-house projects as well as in systems integration engagements. According to the survey, internal integration with applications and processes is the most common activity or function for Web services projects. Following closely are security, personalization and Web content management. Gartner defines Web services as end-to-end application software that interoperates with other software through a family of XML interfaces – like SOAP, UDDI, and WDSL – to perform useful functions.

Interwoven & NTT Software in Alliance

Interwoven, Inc. announced a strategic alliance with NTT Software Corp. to resell Interwoven products and provide system integration services in Japan. With this alliance, Interwoven complements NTT Software’s expertise in the communications industry, providing content management requirements within the country’s broader public sector information technology initiative. Under the reseller agreement, NTT Software will offer the Interwoven 5 platform, including Interwoven’s content management product TeamSite software. As an Interwoven systems integration partner, NTT Software will apply its expertise and experience at the programming language level, a necessity in the complex Japanese technology market. NTT Software will also support its content management customers with a staff of dedicated professionals extensively trained in Interwoven’s product offerings.,

Inmagic Announces Release of Inmagic Content Server

Inmagic, Inc. announced the release of Inmagic Content Server, which combines the advantages of a database management environment with high speed search and categorization, to make finding relevant information fast, easy and precise. Inmagic Content Server allows the business user to create content as well as integrate existing content from internal and external sources, deploy that content to Web pages on intranets, extranets and the Internet, and organize and manage information flow so the databases they create drive the content for end-users to access. A logical extension of the Inmagic core technology that has been developed over 20 years of working closely with information professionals from around the world, Inmagic Content Server is built on Microsoft SQL Server to provide a breadth of content management solutions, from the single department or workgroup to global deployment of an enterprise-wide system.

Plumtree Launches Enterprise Web Suite with Portal, Search, Collaboration & Content Management

Plumtree Software announced the Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite, a solution for building a volume of Web applications on a variety of infrastructures, managed within a single environment. The Enterprise Web Suite is based on new versions of every major Plumtree product: the Plumtree Corporate Portal 5.0, Plumtree Search, Plumtree Collaboration Server 3.0 and Plumtree Content Server 5.0. The suite also features a new product, the Plumtree Enterprise Web Development Kit (EDK), for creating applications from Web services running on different platforms. A new version of Plumtree Studio Server, for building database-driven forms and services in the Enterprise Web without coding, is anticipated to be available in the summer. Plumtree has scaled its portal to act as an enterprise-wide framework for building, managing and using a large number of these applications. The Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite is now available in a beta release, and is expected to be generally available later this quarter.

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