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Year: 2003 (Page 2 of 70)

North Plains Announces Web Services Support & Technology Partnership Program

North Plains Systems Corp. announced that it has released the Integration Broker which provides the next generation of integration and web services for TeleScope Enterprise. TeleScope has an existing suite of integration tools which allow customers to share their data with other business systems, such as the XML Gateway. The Integration Broker, utilizing SOAP, is an extension to these integration capabilities. Concurrent with the release of the Integration Broker, North Plains Systems has initiated a technology partnership program enabling third-party technology suppliers to connect to the TeleScope framework or embed TeleScope’s DAM services within their application. North Plains Systems will offer its technology partnership to software vendors in such industries as e-Learning, Marketing Automation, CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Content Management, and others. www.northplains.com

Plumtree & BackWeb Form Alliance

Plumtree Software and BackWeb Technologies announced that Plumtree will resell BackWeb’s Offline Access Server, giving mobile Enterprise Web users access to applications and content when those users are disconnected from the network. Plumtree will resell a Standard Edition of the BackWeb Offline Access Server with support for the entire Plumtree Enterprise Web Suite; this functionality extends offline access to the Plumtree Corporate Portal, Plumtree Content Server and Plumtree Collaboration Server, Microsoft Office integration portlets and portlets created using Plumtree Studio Server. Plumtree will also resell an Enterprise Edition of BackWeb’s Offline Access Server which includes the added capability to offline enable Plumtree’s Integration Products, custom portlets, and 3rd party portlets. Users of the offline features can subscribe to specific portlets, content or applications for offline access ensuring that only the selected content will be downloaded when the user logs off the network. BackWeb’s Offline Access Server is built to support the Plumtree Corporate Portal 4.5, 4.5WS and 5.0, Collaboration Server 3.0, Content Server 5.0, and Studio Server 2.0. www.backweb.com, www.plumtree.com

Miller Systems & Percussion Partner

Miller Systems and Percussion Software announced a partnership to offer customers expanded content management solutions. Miller Systems will offer implementation services for Percussion’s Rhythmyx Enterprise Content Management (ECM) System to its clients with comprehensive content management requirements. Miller Systems’ partnership with Percussion will enable it to design, develop and deliver sophisticated content management solutions more easily for clients’ Web sites, intranets, extranets, and enterprise portals. www.percussion.com, www.millersystems.com

Hummingbird & Ricoh Form Technology Alliance

Hummingbird Ltd. announced a technology alliance with Ricoh Corporation. Hummingbird’s relationship with Ricoh extends Hummingbird Enterprise solutions to provide the ability to capture, manage and share scanned documents and photographic images across the enterprise, from multiple sources to a single repository. The Hummingbird and Ricoh technology alliance introduces two distinct applications: Ricoh GlobalScan document scanning software linked to the Hummingbird DM system; and a new geo-imaging solution integrating Hummingbird Enterprise for ESRI with the Ricoh GPS-enabled digital camera. Ricoh GlobalScan software, combined with Ricoh Aficio multi-function products (MFPs), can link to the Hummingbird DM system allowing users to scan and index documents into Hummingbird document management repositories directly from the touch-screen panel of the Ricoh Aficio MFPs. With Ricoh’s GlobalScan software architecture all information such as indexes, database information and file types are displayed and accessed easily through the Aficio MFPs front panel. www.ricoh-usa.com, www.hummingbird.com

EMC to Acquire VMware

EMC Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VMware, Inc. in a cash transaction valued at approximately $635 million. The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, and is expected to be completed early in the first quarter of 2004.
The acquisition of VMware will help customers deploy virtualization technologies across their heterogeneous IT infrastructure to create a single pool of available storage and computing resources. This “Virtual Information Infrastructure” will enable organizations to dynamically configure and reconfigure their compute and storage environments. EMC expects to take a charge of approximately $15 to $20 million in the first quarter of 2004 for the value of VMware’s in-process research and development costs and other integration expenses. EMC plans to operate VMware as a software subsidiary of EMC, headquartered in Palo Alto and led by Diane Greene, VMware’s current President and CEO. VMware will remain focused on developing, selling and servicing VMware’s products and solutions. www.vmware.com, www.EMC.com

GlobalSCAPE Announces CuteHTML Pro for Webmasters

GlobalSCAPE released CuteHTML Pro, a professional version of its Web site development tool, CuteHTML. CuteHTML Pro gives Webmasters granular control over coding, a set of power tools to complete tasks quickly and correctly and doesn’t add a lot of unnecessary code. A free 30-day trial of CuteHTML Pro is available immediately for Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP. CuteHTML Pro has a standard list price of $49.99 per single-user license. Volume discounts are offered for quantities of five or more. www.globalscape.com

Cape Clear Announces Cape Clear Data Interchange

Cape Clear Software announced Cape Clear Data Interchange, a Web Services-based approach to solving the problem of integrating data with enterprise applications. Cape Clear Data Interchange provides a visual environment for transforming diverse data sources, such as text files, spreadsheets, and ZIP files into XML Schema, as well as a runtime capability which securely routes that data to the appropriate back-end application. Once these mappings are created, subsequent files are automatically transformed and routed to the appropriate applications as they arrive. Cape Clear provides wizards that analyze new data and suggest appropriate XML Schema-based representations and mappings. Cape Clear Data Interchange includes pre-built support for a wide variety of data formats including CSV, CICS, CISCO IOS, CORBA, Excel, GSM, EDI, EDIFACT, HL7, Java/J2EE, JDBC, .NET, ODBC, Oracle, Parlay X, SWIFT, SMS/MMS, Sybase, Text, WSDL/SOAP, XML, and ZIP files. Cape Clear Data Interchange includes support for Business Process Execution Language (BPEL). Cape Clear Data Interchange requires the Cape Clear Business Integration Suite. It is available immediately on IBM AIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Sun Solaris. Pricing starts at $75,000. www.capeclear.com

Bluebill Advisors & Gilbane Report Named to EContent 100 List of ‘Companies that Matter Most’

Bluebill Advisors, Inc. and its publication, The Gilbane Report, announced they were named one of the top 100 companies in the digital content industry by EContent magazine, an IT business monthly that focuses on development and implementation of digital content strategies and resources. Bluebill Advisors and The Gilbane Report are acknowledged as leaders in the Consulting Services category on the ‘EContent 100,’ a list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry as determined by a panel of editors from the magazine and other Information Today, Inc. publications, in the December 2003 issue of the magazine. http://www.econtentmag.com/EContent100/, www.bluebilladvisors.com, www.gilbane.com

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