FatWire Software announced the establishment of new offices in the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Germany, China, Japan, and Singapore. The move follows FatWire’s recent acquisition of the Content Server product line from divine, inc. FatWire has also signed reseller agreements with Content Server representatives in Australia and the Nordic region. Covering the European and Asia/Pacific markets, FatWire’s facilities will provide local support, sales, and service.
Interwoven, Inc. announced the availability of the Interwoven Web Change Management Solution. The solution addresses the change requirements of Web applications faced by IT departments today by standardizing the way an organization’s code and content changes are aggregated, synchronized, and deployed throughout development, testing, staging, and production environments. While the solution delivers full reporting and version control capabilities required for regulatory compliance, it also speeds application time-to-market and reduces IT costs by automating inefficient, manual change management processes. Components of the Interwoven Web Change Management Solution include Interwoven OpenDeploy Distribution Server software, Interwoven Control Hub Server software, and Interwoven Trusted Advisory Practice. www.interwoven.com
Click2learn in conjunction with partner Recombo announced the availability of a new library of “Aspen-Ready” content developed to run through Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Productivity Suite without customization or integration. Housed on Recombo’s Aspen-specific Web site, the catalog of more than 3000 “Aspen-ready” courses and other learning resources is drawn from third-party content providers and spans a range of subject matter, including software training, business skills, regulation compliance and certification, as well as content relevant to specific vertical industries. To ensure that third-party content will be immediately interoperable with Aspen when it reaches Click2learn’s customers, Recombo has installed Aspen in its content integration lab and has developed tools and processes for accelerating content integration. The resulting content catalogs are mapped to Aspen’s descriptions of learner paths and competency requirements and tailored to the needs of specific industries. In addition to their ongoing content partnership, Click2Learn and Recombo share a common commitment to promoting the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM). www.recombo.com/click2learn, www.click2learn.com
XyEnterprise announced that it has released version 1.1 of its XML Professional Publisher (XPP) Web Services Toolkit. XyEnterprise also announced the availability of XPP Personal Edition, a new single-user version of its XML publishing software. Both offerings are available now. Version 1.1 of the XPP Web Services Toolkit adds functions for e-mail notification, support for SOAP attachments, improved file manipulation capability, and other enhancements. XPP users can proof, modify, and publish their documents in a browser from any location. XPP Personal Edition customers include individual users who have had prior experience with XPP at larger organizations, initial deployments in specialty publishing environments (such as STM journals or reference guides), or remote contributors working for larger organizations. XPP Personal Edition includes the XyView interactive interface with composition and editing functionality, the CITI module for generating Contents, Indices, Tables, and Illustrations, and a choice of two Hyphenation and Justification dictionaries. Other optional components (including MathML, XyDiff, EDGAR) are also available. www.xyenterprise.com