Archive for July 2003

Emagine Releases emagiC 3.1

Emagine released version 3.1 of its Site & Content Management suite emagiC – now available in different languages to target the needs of specific markets. Emagine has also moved into several new markets during the first half of 2003 and is now represented through partners and distributors in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, South Africa and the USA. Emagine is currently negotiating with partners in other countries. Emagine has developed a unique view on multi-lingual software. With most software, the language is determined at install time. Within emagiC, this is done at run-time and per user. Currently, emagiC is available in English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Danish, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. More languages will be added in the near future. With the built-in translation tools, anybody can create a new language version in case it is not yet available from Emagine. emagiC v3.1 also incorporates improved support for different character sets, including Unicode. www.emagiC-CMS.com

Merant a Partner in Microsoft’s VSIP Program

Merant announced its status as a premier partner in Microsoft’s enhanced Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program. By integrating its enterprise change management product line with Visual Studio .NET 2003, Merant enables developers to leverage the common user interface to automate and control development processes and asset change practices. The program is designed to help vendors more easily integrate their products with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. By incorporating the versioning, configuration management and issue management capabilities of its products into Visual Studio .NET 2003, Merant boosts the capabilities of developers. Merant’s support for VSIP will help ensure that Merant’s products will be tightly integrated with Visual Studio .NET as Microsoft evolves the product. Merant will soon introduce a new version of Dimensions, which will feature even tighter integration with Visual Studio .NET 2003 as well as support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. www.merant.com

Documentum & Sun Extend Alliance

Documentum and Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that the two companies increased the level of commitment in their respective alliance programs. Key products of the Documentum 5 ECM platform have been certified to the Sun ONE Application Server, and the two companies have agreed to extend availability of Documentum Portlets for the Sun ONE Portal Server. The Sun ONE-certified products of the Documentum 5 ECM platform include Webtop and the components provided by the Documentum Web Development Kit (WDK). Webtop is an interface that allows users to access the Documentum repository and content management services from a standard browser. The Web Development Kit is a framework for rapid development of content-rich web applications. WDK is a developer’s toolkit that contains a library of more than 170 reusable, pre-built components and controls that perform common Documentum content management functions. Documentum has certified all of these components and controls on the Sun ONE Application Server with a certification schedule for other Documentum products, including Documentum Administrator, Web Publisher and Digital Asset Manager forthcoming. www.sun.com/sunone, www.documentum.com

Actuate Announces Acquisition of Nimble

Actuate Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nimble Technology. Nimble Technology provides Enterprise Information Integration (EII) solutions. Its data integration platform utilizes XQuery to simplify the task of data integration when building web services and applications such as enterprise information portals and business intelligence systems. By incorporating Nimble’s open, XML-based data integration technology into the platform, Actuate’s customers will find it easier to design Information Applications that provide an integrated view of their business. The incorporation of Nimble’s capabilities will also enable the Information Application Platform to integrate readily with a broad range of XML-enabled systems. www.actuate.com

Soholaunch Releases Single Page Web Publishing Tool

Soholaunch.com, Inc. announced the release of a client editable, single Web page publishing tool targeted to hosting companies offering domain name registration. This new Soholaunch technology allows hosting companies to offer domain name registrant clients control to actually edit the content on that single page. The client editable, single page system is designed to engage a hosting company’s client from their very first purchase. When installed on the hosting companies servers this system is tied to the billing system and makes these pages available automatically. Soholaunch is a stand-alone, thin-client application that creates and manages database-driven Web sites through an “drag-and-drop” browser interface. Once installed on a Web server and directed to a database, the Soholaunch editing software is accessed and operated entirely over the Internet. The program, which supports name-based or IP environments, is written in PHP, utilizes a mySQL database, and is compatible with both Linux and Microsoft NT. www.soholaunch.com

Stratify Announces Discovery System 3.0

Stratify, Inc. announced availability of Stratify Discovery System 3.0. Stratify Discovery System 3.0 combines transparent search, integrated categorization and entity recognition (such as people, locations and organizations) with taxonomy management capabilities. Discovery System 3.0 users can now leverage analytical capabilities that provide customized reports summarizing business critical information embedded in unstructured data, as well as visual discovery tools for advanced analysis and data mining. To ensure that Discovery System 3.0 is transparent to end-users it now includes a series of administrative usability and workflow enhancements to the Stratify Taxonomy Manager, Stratify’s interface for managing all phases of the taxonomy lifecycle. Within the Taxonomy Manager a new security architecture integrates with enterprise identity management environments (i.e. LDAP and Active Directory) to provide granular control over taxonomies and topics. The new Stratify Discovery System v3.0 is available Q3 2003. www.stratify.com

Hummingbird Renews Licenses of Inxight Technology

Hummingbird Ltd. has renewed its licensing agreements of Inxight Software’s natural language processing platform, LinguistX Platform and Inxight’s document summarization technology, Inxight Summarizer. The inclusion of Inxight’s technology for understanding text at its most granular level provides Hummingbird Enterprise customers with multilingual search capabilities in 21 languages. Inxight Summarizer provides an intelligent solution to many problems inherent to online searches. The solution generates abstracts of any document in a fraction of a second, enabling users to scan large sets of information faster than reading the entire text. www.hummingbird.com, www.inxight.com

Ektron Releases CMS300 3.0 & WebImageFX

Ektron released Ektron CMS300 version 3.0. This version of Ektrons XML content management solution includes a new online image editor, Ektron WebImageFX, (a full-featured browser-based tool for image manipulation,) along with new Calendar and Forms Modules. WebImageFX delivers functionality similar to commonly used Windows-based graphics applications (blur, brightness, sharpen, crop, erase, draw, rotate/flip, zoom, lines, shapes, text, etc.) With Ektrons Calendar Module and Forms Module, users can create, use and manage an unlimited number of event calendars or forms within Web sites or browser-based applications. Calendar presentation parameters can be specified (height and width, viewable weekend dates, etc.,) and colors and fonts can be controlled by stylesheets. Hyperlinks are added to content within the calendar. The Forms Module delivers a new forms toolbar built into Ektron eWEP+XML. Users can create forms-based interfaces with any number of elements (drop down lists, check boxes, radio buttons, text area fields, etc.) Developers add a calendar or form by inserting a single tag into a Web page. www.ektron.com