Bluebill Advisors, Inc. announced that it has appointed Sebastian Holst to the position of vice president and general manager, strategy and services. Holst’s primary responsibilities include managing and growing vendor and end-user services for Bluebill Advisors and contributing to The Gilbane Report where he will serve as a senior editor. Holst has served as a VP of marketing for public and private software corporations, has been active on advisory boards for a number of leading computing and industry standards bodies and has been a long time contributor to The Gilbane Report contributing feature articles and a popular column on “enterprise tribal knowledge.” In addition to his technology marketing, product management and standards expertise, Holst has been providing services to a broad spectrum of content-centric technology providers for some time including Documentum, Merant, Software AG and Sun Microsystems. www.bluebilladvisors.com
Pound Hill Software Inc. announced the Catalyst XMP Solution, an integrated set
of tools for Adobe’s eXtensible Metadata Platform (XMP). With Catalyst, creators and managers of graphic arts intellectual property can specify both the metadata embedded in graphic arts documents and the look-and-feel of the dialogs that collect the data. In addition to designing and defining these controls, enterprises can generate their own plug-ins for applications such as Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Acrobat and QuarkXPress to collect the data.
The Catalyst XMP Solution also includes a companion application called Metavue, a metadata browser and search tool. You can build customized metadata dialogs with properties and values unique to your workgroup in Catalyst and use these values and properties as search criteria in Metavue. Catalyst runs on Macintosh OS X. Catalyst plug-ins and XTensions run on Macintosh and Windows versions of the supported applications. Metavue runs on Macintosh and Windows operating systems. Catalyst, Metavue, and Catalyst Plug-ins and XTensions modules are priced at Enterprise, Workgroup, and Individual Freelancer levels. www.poundhill.com