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Month: January 2004 (Page 2 of 6)

iWay’s Adapter Framework Extends IBM DB2 Information Integrator

iWay Software, an Information Builders company, announced that its Adapter Framework has been tested and approved by IBM for use with IBM DB2 Information Integrator software. iWay’s adapters add over 100 additional data sources, including packaged applications and legacy databases, to the list of sources DB2 Information Integrator can federate. The combination of DB2 Information Integrator and iWay’s Adapter Framework offers developers a solution for real-time integrated access to and analysis of all data types across disparate information systems inside and outside the enterprise. End users can now send one request to DB2 Information Integrator and seamlessly query multiple systems. For example, an end-user request for customer information might require data from relational databases, content repositories, CRM applications, and ERP systems. DB2 Information Integrator determines the optimal access plan, divides up the query, relays relevant individual source queries through the iWay Adapter Framework to various back-end systems, aggregates the responses, and returns a single answer set to the user. www.iwaysoftware.com

IXOS & Network Appliance to Provide Information Lifecycle Management Solution

IXOS Software AG and Network Appliance, Inc. announced a solution that integrates IXOS’ Enterprise Content Management (ECM) suite with Network Appliance SnapLock to provide a platform for archival and retrieval of business-critical information that must remain unaltered. The solution offers enterprises an alternative to traditional optical or tape storage by delivering a information lifecycle management (ILM) solution capable of handling diverse ECM requirements, from creation through disposal. The NetApp SnapLock solution supports WORM (write-once, read-many) magnetic disk storage via open protocols such as CIFS and NFS. The joint solution enables businesses to comply with regulations such as SEC 17a-4, Sarbanes-Oxley, GoB, and Basel II. The security and auditing features inherent to the NetApp storage systems enable enterprises to meet the privacy and confidentiality requirements of HIPAA, 21 CFR Part 11, and EU Data Protection Act. The integrated solution for IXOS support of NetApp SnapLock is generally available now through both companies. www.netapp.com, www.ixos.com

Snapbridge Releases Snapbridge FDX Information Server 3.5

Snapbridge Software released Snapbridge FDX Information Server 3.5, an XML-based data federation solution. Snapbridge FDX Information Server 3.5 allows enterprises to federate data and content in real-time from multiple data sources without having to work with complex data schemas. Snapbridge software streamlines enterprise information integration, content management and XML development initiatives for customer care, risk management, supply chain, multi-channel publishing and others. Snapbridge FDX Information Server is available in 3 editions: Snapbridge FDX Information Server Enterprise Edition – designed for deployment by large organizations, high-volume publishers and online service providers; priced at $20,000 USD per CPU; Snapbridge FDX Information Server Standard Edition – designed for medium-sized organizations and workgroup deployments; priced at $12,000 USD per CPU; and Snapbridge FDX Information Server Developers Edition – provides developers with all the tools they need to build-test-debug-deploy information integration solutions; priced at $999 USD per seat. www.snapbridge.com

RedDot Brings ECM to Mid-Market

RedDot Solutions announced the launch of the RedDot Extended Content Management Suite (XCMS). A comprehensive content management solution designed for the mid-market. XCMS has a modular structure that can scale to an organization’s current or future needs, providing a host of applications including web content management, document management, business process workflow, digital asset management, collaboration, personalization and back-end integration. These capabilities are provided through XCMS’s modules, which have been expanded to include the new release of the RedDot Content Collaboration Server (CCS), which enables document and knowledge management functionalities, project collaboration and business process workflow. In tandem with the XCMS launch, RedDot is also releasing new versions of its existing products including: RedDot Content Management Server (CMS) 5.5, RedDot Content Personalization Server (CPS) 2.0 and RedDot Content Integration Server (CIS) 2.0. www.reddot.com

Ektron Announces Enhanced Macromedia Dreamweaver Extension

Ektron’s Ektron CMS300, now includes a Macromedia Dreamweaver extension, uniting separate solutions into one Web authoring environment. In addition to creating and updating Web templates, Web designers and developers can connect directly to their Web site through Dreamweaver, and create, edit, and manage Web site content within an environment that’s most familiar to them. The integration of Ektron CMS300 and Macromedia Dreamweaver streamlines Web publishing efforts. It allows organizations to protect existing technology investments, eliminates specialized developer training, and reduces time to deployment of a new CMS solution. www.ektron.com

Interwoven Announces WorkSite Solution for Corporate Legal Departments

Interwoven, Inc. announced a new solution designed for the specific challenges of corporate legal departments (CLDs). Based on the Interwoven WorkSite Server software suite, the Interwoven CLD solution addresses five key pain points experienced by today’s corporate legal departments: managing the matter file; managing external counsel; board of directors’ compliance; policy publication and monitoring; and contract management. www.interwoven.com

Percussion to OEM Sybase Technology

Sybase, Inc. announced Percussion Software, Inc. has chosen to embed Sybase’s Content Capture Technology and Mach Desktop solutions into the Rhythmyx product line, to provide its customers with a unified solution for accelerated content delivery in conjunction with their content management system. Percussion selected Sybase Mach Desktop, a lightweight embeddable user experience server, and Sybase Content Capture, an embeddable content integrator, as they provide comprehensive user experience functionality, while being easy to embed, customize and deploy. Sybase Mach Desktop acts as a user experience server and can deliver many kinds of user experiences, including Portal, Collaboration, Traditional Web, Limited Landscape, Occasionally Connected and Mobile Device. Sybase Mach Desktop’s Collaboration and Portal capabilities allowed Percussion to extend the Rhythmyx product line for teams and workgroups. www.sybase.com

OFX Consortium Releases OFX 2.0.2 XML Schema

The Open Financial Exchange (OFX) Consortium announced the public availability of the OFX 2.0.2 XML Schema. The new OFX 2.0.2 XML Schema is compliant with the W3C’s XML Schema Recommendation, 2 May 2001. It complements the existing OFX 2.0.2 specification and DTD to enable software developers to utilize the latest in XML technology. Additionally, the new OFX XML Schema provides a clear expansion path to allow OFX to support other XML technologies such as SOAP and WSDL. It also expands OFX to support account aggregation in a manner that conforms to the latest BITS Phase II Aggregation guidelines. OFX can support connectivity within the systems of the financial institutions. The OFX XML schema allows intra-enterprise-oriented tools to be developed using XML technology that, while dedicated to internal purposes, also adheres to an industry standard. This helps assure interoperability with other internal and external systems. The OFX 2.0.2 XML Schema was developed by the OFX Web services working group chaired by Business Logic. Other key contributors were Intuit, Microsoft and Citigroup. The consortium, which includes Intuit Inc., Microsoft, CheckFree Corp., Citigroup, TD Waterhouse and Corrillian Corp., has made the new schema available for review and is requesting that comments be submitted. www.ofx.net

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