obinary released their Magnolia Content Management System (CMS), a J2EE-deployable and Java-based CMS which has been built from the ground up to support Java Content Repositories (JCR). The main goal of Magnolia is to make content management easy. Magnolia is platform-agnostic and uses Java, XML, JSP, JSTL and a custom tag library to achieve optimal implementation times. Magnolia can be installed “within 10 minutes” on all common operating-systems and is available free of charge. www.obinary.com
Interwoven, Inc. unveiled their new vision, “Content Networks.” Content Networks anticipates future content challenges and prescribes a path to prepare and meet those challenges in the coming years. Content Networks will address: seamless access by mobile knowledge workers, democratization of decision-making around applications, and harnessing a Service-Oriented Architecture. Interwoven is aligning itself with other technology leaders for complete end-to-end enterprise standardization, including IBM, Intel, Microsoft, SAP and others, on both the concept and implementation of Content Networks. www.interwoven.com
CambridgeDocs announced its .NET API for incorporating unstructured content, including PDF files and other popular file formats, into custom .NET applications. The .NET API provides access to the content transformation capabilities of the xDoc Transformation Engine (XTE), which is the heart of the CambridgeDocs XML Content Backbone. The .NET API allows for submission of individual or batch files for processing of unstructured files and allows custom applications to include the content from these documents as part of its input, workflow and output. The .NET API is available to all purchasers of the CambridgeDocs xDoc Content Transformation Server (xCTS). The .NET API allows organizations to syndicate unstructured content as XML via a Web Services architecture. www.cambridgedocs.com
Astoria Software and Arbortext announced they have entered into a partnership agreement to provide the aerospace industry with automated publishing applications. The initial solutions provide software to produce flight operations manuals and electronic flight bags. The combination of Astoria’s content management software and Arbortext’s XML-based authoring and automated publishing technology enables both commercial and defense aerospace customers, to build a single source for content that can be automatically assembled and published for any audience in any medium. For example, airline operators can automate the process of combining flight operations content with the highly customized data of a particular airframe and publish tailored documentation specific to a particular aircraft. www.astoriasoftware.com, www.arbortext.com
Gilbane Report to Host Open Webinar Series on Content Technology Best Practices
Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mattel and Unisys to share strategies that work in first installment of ongoing webinar series.
Contact: Sebastian Holst
+973 5 GET CMS (+973 543 8267)
Cambridge, MA , November 18, 2003. The Gilbane Report announced that it will host an ongoing webinar series on content technology best practices as told from the enterprise consumers’ perspective. The series complements the popular Gilbane Report conferences and publications and further extends the Gilbane Report community. “This webinar series is the first public work to come from the Content Technology Works™ Program (CTW) announced in September,” said Frank Gilbane, Founder of The Gilbane Report. “These online events provide our audience with direct access to leading enterprises that are making content technology work today. Regardless of your background, everyone can learn from the success of others.”
The first seminar, “Content Categories That Work”, will be held on Dec. 16, 2003 at 12:30PM EST .
To register, visit http://gilbane.raindance.comselect “View Scheduled Events” and then the “Register” icon.
Learn how three companies, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mattel and Unisys, make sense of the content technology world for the benefit of their organizations, partners and customers. Other scheduled webinar topics include “Tips and Techniques for Adoption” and “Measuring Value, Managing Expectations.” For more information on The Gilbane Content Technology Works Program, visit www.gilbane.com/technology_works.html. “If you have ever been confused by analyst jargon or vendor-centric presentations, this webinar series offers an antidote,” said Sebastian Holst, Senior Editor of The Gilbane Report. “In fact, all material from the CTW program is jargon-free, authentic and opinionated because it comes straight from the enterprises that are making this technology work. Unfettered and complimentary access to this high quality content is made possible by our partners: Software AG, Sun Microsystems, Atomz, Artesia Technologies, Convera, Context Media, INSCI/WebWare and Vignette.”
About Bluebill Advisors and The Gilbane Report
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. ( www.bluebilladvisors.com) 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 in 85 countries and a public portal at www.gilbane.com. Our conference business is in conjunction with our subsidiary, Lighthouse Seminars ( www.lighthouseseminars.com), and our partners Medialive International, AIIM International, IDEAlliance and TechnoForum. Services include management consulting, marketing services and implementation strategies for enterprise users, technology vendors, investors and analysts.
INSCI Corp. announced the release of WebWare ActiveMedia 5.0: the latest version of its digital asset management (DAM) software. The newest version adds new capabilities for compound document support, providing management for QuarkXPress files including the ability to ingest, version, and maintain links between an Xpress document and all linked files. Identical handling is available for files created by Adobe InDesign, Adobe PhotoShop, and HTML files and their associated images and links. With the new ActiveShare folder and file sharing features, ActiveMedia 5.0 users can collaborate with other registered users. ActiveMedia 5.0 includes a new feature that enables users to email links of archived files to recipients inside or outside a firewall. Interoperability has been extended by the expansion of the ActiveMedia SOAP APIs, adding over 65 individual methods to support the development and extension of ActiveMedia’s functionality and interoperability. INSCI also announced the debut of its WebWare TransMedia Express service, an outsourced service enabling Adobe InDesign desktop publishing software users to automate the conversion of QuarkXpress documents into Adobe InDesign files. www.webwarecorp.com, www.insci.com
Context Media, Inc. announced the immediate availability of Interchange Suite 4.0, the latest version of their content integration software solution. The new version of the Web-services-based Interchange Suite includes a number of enhancements that together will improve content management, access and distribution capabilities. New features include additional application and infrastructure platform support; new metadata management capabilities, enhanced security, scalability and high availability features for business performance and continuity; and a number of end user enhancements that improve productivity and demonstrate substantial ROI. Content organized by Interchange Suite can also be accessed by Intershare, Context Media’s Web services client, which acts like a shared drive allowing “desktop level” access to all content. The solution bypasses the need for companies to standardize on a single vendor’s content management, digital asset management or document management system. www.contextmedia.com
The Gilbane Report announced that it will host an ongoing webinar series on content technology best practices as told from the enterprise consumers’ perspective. The series complements the popular Gilbane Report conferences and publications and further extends the Gilbane Report community. This webinar series is the first public work to come from the Content Technology Works Program (CTW) announced in September and provides the industry with direct access to leading enterprises that are making content technology work today. The first seminar, “Content Categories That Work”, will be held on Dec. 16, 2003 at 12:30PM EST. Learn how three companies, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mattel and Unisys, make sense of the content technology world for the benefit of their organizations, partners and customers. Other scheduled webinar topics include “Tips and Techniques for Adoption” and “Measuring Value, Managing Expectations.” To register, visit select “View Scheduled Events” and then the “Register” icon. www.gilbane.com/technology_works.html,