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Month: April 2003 (Page 2 of 7)

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.

Ingeniux Releases Native Mac OS X Client for Web Content Management

Ingeniux Corporation announced the immediate availability of Ingeniux Content Management System for Mac OS X 10.2. Ingeniux CMS enables Mac-based content contributors to create, manage, and update Web content. The Ingeniux CMS Client for Macintosh is supported on OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”) and works with all browsers. End-users can update text, add new pages, drag-and-drop content from common applications, spell check all content, and rollback to previous versions. Users have access to a permissions-based photo gallery of thumbnail images that allows them to upload, insert, and drag-and-drop selected images into their assigned pages. With Ingeniux CMS, multiple users can work together on the same site. The Check-In/Check-Out feature indicates whether a team member is editing a particular page, preventing accidental overwrites. Workflow tools track and manage content contributions throughout the workflow process, allowing site administrators to control how and when items get published to the Web. Ingeniux CMS for Mac OS X is available now.

Applied Semantics Acquired by Google

Google announced that it acquired Applied Semantics. Applied Semantics’ products and engineering team will strengthen Google’s search and advertising programs, including its content-targeted advertising offering. Applied Semantics’ products are based on its CIRCA technology, which understands, organizes, and extracts knowledge from websites and information repositories in a way that mimics human thought and enables more effective information retrieval. A key application of the CIRCA technology is Applied Semantics AdSense product that enables web publishers to understand the key themes on web pages in order to deliver highly relevant and targeted advertisements. The Applied Semantics team will remain in Santa Monica where Google will establish its Southern California product development center.,

Enfish Announces Product Partnership with

Enfish Corporation announced an alliance partnership with The Enfish 6.0 Professional: edition, available immediately from Enfish integrates sales, marketing and customer data from’s on-demand CRM service with users working information stored outside of the application. With Enfish 6.0 Professional: edition, users do not have to update and upload working data housed outside of into the application. Instead Enfish automatically indexes and cross-references the users’ contacts, documents, e-mails and attachments. With a single mouse click, users can immediately retrieve all related information in context for any sales target regardless of where it is located. A free, 30-day evaluation of Enfish 6.0 Professional: edition is available. Enfish also offers subscription pricing, aligning its sales efforts with those of

Equilibrium Launches MediaRich Merchandiser

Equilibrium announced the availability of Equilibrium MediaRich Merchandiser to enable Web designers and developers to add pre-built dynamic image production templates to their Web sites to automate image zooms, pans and modifications. Based on the Equilibrium MediaRich Image Server for the enterprise, Merchandiser delivers the most requested features for retailers and catalogers. The automated imaging templates enable designers to resize and optimize images for just-in-time product updates, and generate detailed zoom and pan imaging derivatives from the original hi-res source files. Equilibrium MediaRich Merchandiser is now available worldwide. In North America, the product sells at the standard retail price of $4,999 per server. Companies may download a 15-day evaluation of Equilibrium Merchandiser online at

Kontiki Enhances Content Delivery Grid Technology

Kontiki announced enhancements to its grid technology. Grid Streaming, which enables video or audio to be streamed and optionally saved for later use, adds additional flexibility for content providers and users. Grid Multicasting, which enables a single piece of content to be relayed to many users on a local network automatically, minimizing use and congestion on WAN links. Cost Optimized Routing enables customers to cut bandwidth costs by relying on the Kontiki Delivery Grid’s ability to distinguish between more and less expensive network links and route digital media at the lowest overall cost. User-Based Class of Service Controls allow enterprise IT to define service levels for every user and group. Kontiki also announced integrated support for a number Microsoft products, including Microsoft’s Content Management Server, Windows Media Rights Manager, Microsoft Producer, and Windows Media 9.

Macromedia Announces Flash MX Data Connection Kit

Macromedia, Inc. announced the Macromedia Flash MX Data Connection Kit, which provides pre-built connections to a range of data sources to jumpstart development of data-aware rich Internet applications. The kit includes Macromedia Firefly Components acquired from CyberSage Software, as well as a developer edition of Macromedia Flash Remoting MX. Macromedia Firefly Components provide a framework for accessing, displaying, and updating data within Macromedia Flash applications. For rapid data access, the Firefly component architecture includes specialized connectors and resolvers that integrate with multiple data sources including XML, Microsoft SQL Server, and Macromedia Flash Remoting. For consistent data display, the components include common visual building blocks that separate presentation from application logic. For simplified data updates, shadowing technology used by the components enables efficient saving of information to original data sources. The developer edition of Macromedia Flash Remoting MX can be used with Macromedia Firefly Components to access ColdFusion, Microsoft .NET, Java, and SOAP-based web services. The Macromedia Flash MX Data Connection Kit is priced at $299 for commercial users and $199 for the education channel. The kit will be available for purchase next week from the Macromedia Online Store. Macromedia DevNet Professional members will be able to download the kit next week as part of their subscription.

Open Text & Captiva Partner

Captiva Software Corp. announced an alliance agreement with Open Text Corp. Open Text will resell InputAccel, Captiva’s document capture software, and select modules of FormWare, Captiva’s forms capture software, to offer its Livelink customers a complete input management solution on a single platform. These document and forms capture capabilities will create new business opportunities for OpenText within its customer base. InputAccel transforms mission-critical data from paper and faxes into business-ready content. FormWare manages business-critical information from forms, documents and electronic data streams into enterprise systems.,

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