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Day: May 12, 2003

Convera Launches RetrievalWare 8

Convera announced the commercial availability of RetrievalWare 8, a new knowledge discovery platform that helps large organizations automate their knowledge management and discovery processes using an infrastructure that can be optimized for specific industry and government applications. RetrievalWare 8 integrates Convera’s enterprise search with industry-specific taxonomies and new categorization and dynamic classification software, delivering techniques for searching, navigating and discovering knowledge, including hidden relationships, patterns and trends. With RetrievalWare 8, customers have a single integrated platform that categorizes and organizes all content including unstructured text, image, video and paper assets, in addition to a variety of structured data sources. Using Convera’s dynamic classification software, end users can launch a search and automatically classify the results based on pre-defined or dynamically generated classifications made possible through the combination of multiple taxonomies. Convera has also certified ten partners as part of its new Taxonomy Developer Certification Program, including Access Innovations, Advanced Technology Systems (ATS), Bleuphish, Creative Technology Inc., IBM, KAPS Group LLC, Mitre, MZM Inc., SRA International Inc., and Veridian. www.convera.com

Corel & LightSpeed Deliver Content Management Solution for Technical Publishing

Corel Corporation and LightSpeed Software announced a strategic partnership to deliver a comprehensive content management solution for authoring, managing and publishing technical documentation. The companies have built an integration between Corel XMetaL, Corel’s XML editing tool, and LightSpeed Astoria, LightSpeed Software’s content management system, providing customers with a single solution. This offering is available now. The Corel/LightSpeed Software solution offers content experts a way to create reusable XML content at an element level breaking documents into small managed elements or ‘chunks’ that can be shared, updated, located and delivered to multiple channels. By enabling anyone within an organization to create XML content, the costly and repetitive process of converting content from proprietary document formats into XML is eliminated. The solution supports the newly-released Corel XMetaL 4, giving authors the power to create XML content within any ActiveX-compliant application, including email and Web browsers. www.LSpeed.com, www.corel.com

FatWire to Acquire Divine’s Enterprise Content Management Business

FatWire Software announced it will acquire divine’s Content Management business. As part of the divine bankruptcy auction, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Boston has approved the sale of divine’s content management assets to Saratoga Partners, a New York private equity firm, who will simultaneously transfer these assets to FatWire. The sale is expected to close in the next few days. divine’s content management business includes divine’s Content Server, formerly OpenMarket, divine’s Participant Server, formerly Eprise, and its over 300 worldwide customers. divine Content Server provides an extensible framework for growth. Customers leverage Content Server’s J2EE architecture to build their own content-driven applications. divine Participant Server manages and simplifies the flow of content to Web sites by enabling business users to add, modify, manage, and publish content without the assistance of IT staff. www.fatwire.com

BroadVision Announces Upgrades to Suite

BroadVision, Inc. announced a significant upgrade to the BroadVision 7 suite of enterprise portal applications, which includes BroadVision One-To-One Portal, BroadVision One-To-One Commerce and BroadVision One-To-One Content. BroadVision One-To-One Commerce is a multi-channel sales portal that automates the sales process. Key features of the 7.1 release include agent-assisted service to augment BroadVision’s self-service functionality, support for self-service returns and enhanced support for globalization. BroadVision One-To-One Portal is an application for deploying personalized business-to-employee, business-to-business and business-to-consumer portals. Key features of the 7.1 release include streamlined integration of external user management and content management systems and simplified management of community collaboration-focused microsites. BroadVision One-To-One Content allows organizations to manage all types of content throughout its lifecycle from creation and management through deployment and distribution. Key features of the 7.1 release include integration to other BroadVision applications, enhanced support for internationalization, and performance gains that accelerate workflow. www.broadvision.com

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