Sirsi Corporation announced a technology partnership with Openly Informatics, Inc. Sirsi has selected Openly Informatics OpenURL linking technology as the core engine for Sirsi Resolver, Sirsi’s solution for OpenURL resolution and linking. Offered as a standalone product and integrated with Sirsi Rooms Context Management Solutions, Sirsi Resolver can be configured to work with all of Sirsi’s online products including iBistro, iLink, Web2, and the new Sirsi SingleSearch. Using information provided by these searching tools, the Openly engine powers Sirsi Resolver to provide deep-linking access to full-text content for tens of thousands of journal articles and online services for books and all other bibliographic formats. www.openly.com, www.sirsi.com
Gilbane Report & Exgenex Form Lighthouse Seminars and Launch Content Management Conference Series
Lighthouse Seminars hosts Gilbane Conferences on Content Management scheduled for Los Angeles and New York.
Contact: Jeffrey Arcuri
Cambridge , Mass. , October 22, 2003 . The Gilbane Report has formed Lighthouse Seminars, LLC ) in partnership with Exgenex to expand its highly regarded conference business. Lighthouse Seminars will develop targeted events focused on content technology and industry trends. “Our new company will broaden our reach to a larger audience of IT and business managers,” said Frank Gilbane, Editor of the Gilbane Report. “Lighthouse Seminars will provide the focused, content-rich and independent events that our subscribers are looking for by combining in-depth IT management discussions with best practices and case studies developed under the auspices of the Gilbane Content Technology Works(TM) initiative.”
Gilbane conferences produced by Lighthouse Seminars will initially include:
• March 24-26, 2004 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles focused technology and solutions for managing data rich content , such as information associated with complex products found in aerospace and defense, and media rich content , such as digital assets used in training, brand marketing, and media and entertainment applications.
• October, 2004 in New York City focused on content technology for financial service applications and marketing operations.
“While the event business has been hit hard in the last couple of years, we are finding that there is a market for high quality, focused and intimate events that provide direct contact with the individuals possessing the expertise attendees are looking to tap into,” said Jeffrey Arcuri, VP & General Manager of Events for Lighthouse Seminars, “We are excited to debut our conferences with such close ties to an organization like Gilbane whose conferences, contrary to industry trends, are increasing in demand.”
For more information on our conferences, visit www.lighthouseseminars.com and www.gilbane.com/events
The Gilbane Report will continue to work with existing conference partners, including Seybold Seminars, who produces the Gilbane Conference on Content Management at Seybold San Francisco , IDEAlliance, AIIM, and TechnoForum SARL.
About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report, and Content Technology Works(TM)
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community in three distinct ways: publications, industry conferences and professional services. Our publications include The Gilbane Report, a content technologies industry standard with thousands of subscribers and a public portal at https://gilbane.com . We produce conferences through Lighthouse Seminars, LLC, and partner with other educational conference organizations. The Gilbane report administers the Content Technology Works program disseminating best practices with founding partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies, Atomz, Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN), and WebWare.
Exgenex is a leading provider of Event Management services, Web-based Registration tools, and Housing Application products and services to the Event Industry. We provide complete event management solutions to organizations and events in the US and Europe . Our services include: Meeting Management, On-Line and On-Site Registration, Housing, Lead Retrieval and Management, Internet Cafes and ID Badges, and Prospect qualification. Exgenex provides full service registration and lead retrieval services for events worldwide ranging in size from 500 – 200,000 participants. www.exgenex.com
About Jeffrey Arcuri
Jeff Arcuri has over 18 years of event management experience in the for-profit and the non-profit arenas. For nine years, he served as Vice President of Events and Marketing for Mitch Hall Associates, successfully managing MacWorld Expo, and ComNet for the International Data Group, E3 for the Electronic Gaming Association, and the Solaris Conference for Sun Microsystems. In 1998 Jeff joined the Association for Information and Image Management as Vice President of Events and Marketing. He helped to grow the AIIM Show and Conference, diversify the association’s exhibitor base, and helped to focus the association’s direction in the Content Management industry. While at AIIM, Jeff was instrumental in launching a series of smaller conference programs domestically and in Europe that complemented the existing event schedule. Jeff served on the ASAE Meetings and Expositions Council from 1998 – 2001.
The Gilbane Report has formed Lighthouse Seminars, LLC in partnership with Exgenex to expand its conference business. Lighthouse Seminars will develop targeted events focused on content technology and industry trends, and will provide focused, content-rich and independent events that businesses are looking for by combining in-depth IT management discussions with best practices and case studies developed under the auspices of the Gilbane Content Technology Works initiative. Gilbane conferences produced by Lighthouse Seminars initially include: March 24 – 26, 2004 at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, focused technology and solutions for managing data-rich content, such as information associated with complex products found in aerospace and defense, and media-rich content, such as digital assets used in training, brand marketing, and media and entertainment applications; and October, 2004 in New York City, focused on content technology for financial service applications and marketing operations. The Gilbane Report will continue to work with existing conference partners, including Seybold Seminars, who produces the Gilbane Conference on Content Management at Seybold San Francisco, IDEAlliance, AIIM, and TechnoForum/Reed. www.lighthouseseminars.com, www.gilbane.com/CM_conference_LA_04.html, www.exgenex.com
IBM announced new simplified, full-functioned content management systems designed for the mid-market customer, with support for major Linux platforms, tighter integration with IBM’s software portfolio, and enhanced records management and information archiving capabilities. IBM DB2 Content Manager Express is available as of October 14, 2003. It is priced at $9,375 per server and $1,063.00 per concurrent user. IBM DB2 Content Manager for Linux is available as of October 21, 2003. It is priced at $29,000 per Server and $2,500 per concurrent user and is available for RedHat, SuSe, and United Linux. IBM DB2 Records Manager version 3 is available as of September 9, 2003, and is priced at $24,000 per server and $250 per concurrent user. Though optimized for Windows 2000, applications running on any platform can be enabled to run on the Records Manager. IBM DB2 CommonStore for SAP will be available on October 31, 2003. It is priced at $29,000 per Server and $244 per Named User. IBM DB2 CommonStore for Exchange Server and Lotus Domino will be available on October 31, 2003. It is priced at $29,000 per Server, $30 per Registered User and $12,500 per Gateway. www.ibm.com/software/data/cm
Venetica announced availability of Content Bridge for FileNet ISRA to allow organizations to access FileNet Image Services through VeniceBridge in a pure UNIX environment. The Content Bridge for FileNet ISRA is an alternative for those customers who do not want to deploy a Windows server in order to access FileNet Image Services content. www.venetica.com
Verity Inc. announced the establishment of Verity Japan K.K. in Tokyo. Verity named Digital Garage a premier distributor of Verity Ultraseek software, formerly known as Inktomi Enterprise Search (IES), in Japan earlier this year. Digital Garage first introduced the Ultraseek product to the Japanese market in 1997. Verity Japan K.K. is located at 15th Floor, Cerulean Tower, 26-1 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-8512, Japan. www.verity.com
Software AG, Inc. announced the availability of EntireX XML Gateway, which enables organizations to publish Adabas data using XML and Web services. EntireX XML Gateway harnesses XML technology to enable the generation and deployment of Web services that read or update data in Adabas. The product includes a browser-based administration tool that supports the deployment of the generated Web services, as well as an adapter that enables access to Adabas (adapters to other relational database management systems are available). EntireX XML Gateway is currently available on Windows 2000 and Windows XP, as well as Sun Solaris 7 and 8; additional platforms are planned. Access to Adabas is supported on all platforms. Supported application servers include JBoss, BEA Weblogic and IBM Websphere. In addition to the adapter to Adabas, EntireX XML Gateway is also available with adapters to Oracle, other relational database management systems, and EntireX Mediator. EntireX XML Gateway is priced at $25,000 per adapter. www.softwareagusa.com
FileNet Corporation announced general availability of its FileNet Image Services Resource Adapter (ISRA), which provides connectivity from applications built on Sun Microsystems’ J2EE to content managed within FileNet Image Services repositories. ISRA, compliant with and built to the J2EE 1.3/Java Connector Architecture (JCA) 1.0 specifications, provides a Java-based solution to address connectivity between application servers and legacy enterprise information systems. The solution is designed for industries that have large-scale integrated content management systems in place. ISRA offers a cost-effective way to repurpose this existing information in new ways as they begin to replace older client/server models with a kind of distributed computing in which a central server acts as an information hub. ISRA supports BEA WebLogic 8.1 and 7.0 SP2 and IBM WebSphere 4.0.4AE application servers and AIX 4.3.3 and above, HP/UX 11.0 and above, Windows 2000 and Sun Solaris 8.0 and above. www.filenet.com