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Month: September 2003 (Page 2 of 6)

Adobe Unveils Integrated Suite

Adobe Systems Incorporated unveiled the Adobe Creative Suite, a new product that combines full-version upgrades of Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe Illustrator CS, Adobe InDesign CS, and Adobe GoLive CS, incorporates Acrobat 6.0 Professional, and introduces the Version Cue file version manager. With a new editorial workflow technology that allows writers, editors and designers to work simultaneously on the same InDesign CS document, InCopy CS streamlines editorial revision and review cycles. Adobe GoLive CS offers a visual programming environment and supports CSS level-2 layout and authoring. A redesigned CSS editor helps create styles which can be rendered with a visual preview. Code-completion offers users the ability to work with tags directly from a pop-up list in the source code editor. Estimated street price for the Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition is US$1229 and $999 for the Standard Edition. Adobe Creative Suite for Mac OS X 10.2.4, Windows 2000 with Service Pack 2, and Windows XP Professional and Home Edition, will be available in the fourth quarter of 2003 to customers in the United States and Canada. www.adobe.com

Open Text Announces Livelink Review Manager for Acrobat

Open Text Corporation said it will release a new product this month called Livelink Review Manager for Acrobat, which lets users securely execute multiple, parallel reviews of legal and regulatory documents. Livelink Review Manager for Acrobat integrates the review and comment features of Acrobat with Livelink’s document management features. With Livelink Review Manager for Acrobat, users’ changes are maintained in separate comment files within the repository and linked to the original document. The input from reviewers can then be assessed and consolidated by editors, who are the only ones with access to the original, which is securely protected in Livelink. The solution also adds a Review Comments tab to Livelink, giving document authors access to review history, including the names of the reviewers, a link to the associated comment files, and the dates and times when the comment files were modified. Livelink Review Manager can be installed with no plug-ins or downloads required, and works with Acrobat 5.0.5 and above. www.opentext.com

Interwoven Announces Support for Microsoft’s .NET Framework

Interwoven, Inc. announced broad support for the Microsoft .NET platform and its programming model, the .NET Framework. Interwoven’s recently announced ContentServices 2.0 SDK (CS SDK) is a Web Services toolkit that interoperates with the .NET Framework. ContentServices 2.0 supports WSDL 1.1 and provides these files for developers to integrate content management into packaged applications such as portals, CRM, ERP, and custom applications. .NET developers can access Interwoven Content Services with Visual Studio .NET. Future releases of Interwoven ContentServices will expose the entire Interwoven product line as a layer of Web Services that can be used in any .NET initiative. They will enable point-and-click as well as custom integrations with .NET-based portal servers such as SharePoint, and will support the recently ratified Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) specification in order to support .NET servers. www.interwoven.com

eiStream Acquires Lexign

eiStream, Inc. announced the acquisition of electronic document management and workflow provider Lexign, Inc. Lexign markets two products: Keyfile, a document management and imaging repository that was developed in 1989; and Flow, a Microsoft Exchange-based workflow automation tool. Lexign offers document tracking, management, organization and version control. The Keyfile client interface offers the look and feel of a Microsoft Windows desktop or a Web browser, depending on user preference. The Keyfile Document Server (KDS), an object database, serves and stores documents and implements business processes. Lexign Flow is a business tool that automates mission-critical business processes regardless of complexity. It may be deployed in a single department, across an enterprise or in business-to-business environments. Lexign was founded in July 2001 with the merger of icomXpress (formerly Keyfile), thinkXML and E-Lock Technologies. www.eistream.com

Global Moxie Releases Big Medium 1.2

Global Moxie announced the release of Big Medium 1.2, a major update to the company’s web content management system. Big Medium is browser-based software that enables non-technical staff to update websites without learning HTML. New features in Big Medium 1.2 include RSS news feeds, support for non-western languages and a new, streamlined editing interface that makes webpage publishing even easier. The suite of Perl scripts is $129 for web servers running Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris, BSD and other Unix operating systems. A free
online demo is available. www.globalmoxie.com

XML Global Sells Assets to Xenos

XML Global Technologies, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to sell all of its business assets to Xenos Group Inc. Xenos will acquire XML Global’s intellectual property, customer relationships, and operating assets and will retain most employees. The terms of the transaction call for Xenos to pay $1,250,000 and to issue 1,000,000 shares of common stock to XML Global in exchange for the purchased assets, including the GoXML eBusiness product line. Xenos will provide a price guarantee on the Xenos shares to XML Global such that Xenos under certain conditions may make additional cash payments to XML Global, not to exceed C$1,340,000, in the event that Xenos shares are trading below C$3.50 prior to the anniversary date of the closing. The parties hope to be able to consummate the purchase and sale by the end of December 2003. Xenos and XML Global have entered into a co-marketing agreement allowing Xenos to market and sell XML Global’s products and services pending completion of the acquisition. www.xenos.com, www.xmlglobal.com

Moreover Launches Enterprise Grade Weblog Search

Moreover Technologies announced it has launched a real-time weblog search tool for the enterprise. The product harvests information from over 25,000 hand selected, business-critical weblogs. To overcome the issue of the variable quality of blog content the team of human editors at Moreover Technologies assigns each blog a ranking that corresponds to the reliability, integrity and caliber of the blog thus enabling users to instantly identify high value information. Additionally, each blog is tagged with a wide range of metadata including, but not limited to, the number of incoming and outgoing links to it as well as the blog’s status in the wider blogging community. The aggregated blog information is also available to users as pre-configured or customized topical ‘feeds’. Blog content will also be made available via Moreover’s ci-metabase product — a complete and constantly updated XML feed of all information harvested by Moreover — allowing a completely customized solution for the enterprise. www.moreover.com

Stellent Releases Universal Content Management 7.0

Stellent, Inc. announced the release of Stellent Content Management 7.0. Stellent Content Server now supports document management, Web content management, records management, collaboration and digital asset management applications from a single server, and features a new common GUI and common APIs. Version 7.0 leverages Stellent’s core platform to offer built-in records management functionality that enables users to manage disposition and retention schedules for electronic and physical records. In addition, Stellent Content Management 7.0 will comply with the U.S. DoD 5015.2 standard. Stellent Content Management 7.0 includes a new, optional, high-volume repository that supports large volumes of content for imaging and digital asset management applications. Version 7.0 also offers workflow support for business processes to enable users to route forms, scanned documents and images through workflows. Additional features include: a simplified workflow interface, schema management, image conversion, directory rollover, enhanced enterprise management, expanded XML functionality, and a simplified pricing model. www.stellent.com

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