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Day: February 1, 2004

Interwoven WorkSite 8.0 Now Commercially Available

Interwoven, Inc. announced the availability of WorkSite 8.0, a platform designed specifically for matter centric collaboration in law firms. WorkSite 8.0 allows law firms to effectively consolidate all relevant content for any given matter — documents, e-mails, billing information, and contacts — in a single electronic matter file that can be accessed globally. This is the first major WorkSite release after the merger of Interwoven and iManage. WorkSite 8.0 incorporates “matter centric collaboration” (MCC), a user-centric design which enables lawyers and other professional services practitioners to do in the electronic world what they have done for more than 100 years in the physical world. MCC creates the electronic equivalent of a case file by consolidating documents, e-mails, billing, contacts, and all other relevant content for any given matter in a single integrated file that is accessible both internally and externally across departments and locations. www.interwoven.com

Ektron Integrates Content Management & Authoring into Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server

Ektron Inc. announced product integrations with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003. The company’s content management solution, CMS300, and the editor tool, Ektron eWebEditPro, will now work within SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Organizations can leverage their investment in SharePoint to support intranets and extranets, while gaining a content editor and a CMS to enhance their content, workflow and overall presentation of Web-based information. The integration of Ektron eWebEditPro means SharePoint users take advantage of Ektron’s robust HTML authoring capabilities to create and modify content. eWebEditPro has an browser-based user interface and a customizable toolbar, simplifying content creation while hiding HTML creation from business users. The integration of Ektron CMS300 into Sharepoint means organizations can create information feeds into SharePoint out of the CMS300 content repository, and edit SharePoint content with the built-in eWebEditPro editor. Ektron has developed nine drag-and-drop Web Parts, or components; such as list summaries, search and calendar functions that can be used in SharePoint to optimize information sharing. Users can easily pull content authored and managed in CMS300 into SharePoint and share it with others. www.ektron.com

Verity to Acquire Cardiff

Verity Inc. and Cardiff Software Inc. announced a definitive agreement for Verity to acquire Cardiff in a transaction with an aggregate purchase price of approximately $50 million in cash, adjusted for Cardiffs net cash balance as of December 31, 2003. Cardiff products include TELEform, LiquidCapture and LiquidOffice, a suite that automates document capture, e-Forms and workflow-driven business processes. Verity anticipates closing the transaction in 30 to 60 days, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to be accretive in the first full quarter of combined operations to Veritys net income on a cash EPS basis (which excludes purchase accounting adjustments). www.cardiff.com, www.verity.com

Verity Adds Web Services & Other Features to Ultraseek

Verity Inc. announced the availability of Verity Ultraseek release 5.2. The new version incorporates five new features that improve upon the product’s search relevance capability and end-user experience and make it easier to integrate into a wide range of application environments with a new Web Services interface. Existing portal, content management and other applications based on BEA, Vignette, TIBCO or IBM WebSphere can now have search capabilities added with pre-built Verity portlets. JavaScript spidering capabilities have been added to Verity Ultraseek’s spider indexes that can turn document types and file formats spread across the typical enterprise into a single body of intellectual capital that is searchable with a single query. Verity Ultraseek’s ability to automatically highlight query terms within documents has been expanded to include formats such as Microsoft Word and Excel through inclusion of Verity KeyView Export. The Verity Ultraseek architecture supports most enterprise operating systems, from Windows to UNIX and Linux. www.verity.com

Gilbane Content Management Conference Gathers Industry Thought Leaders

The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced the expert faculty for the Gilbane Conference on Content Management to be held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, March 24-26, 2004. The conference program is entirely focused on content management technologies, and includes 26 sessions and tutorials covering today’s most critical issues for businesses planning or implementing a content management strategy. The conference faculty consists of 40+ speakers carefully chosen for their expertise and communication capability, and is comprised of a combination of (75%) analysts, consultants, and enterprise executives, and (25%) technology suppliers. IT and business executives from Sony Pictures, Boeing, Avnet, Halliburton, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Shimano, CMP, Meredith Corporation, EnCana, and others will share their experiences in successfully deploying content technology in their enterprises. Analysts and consultants from IDC, Ovum, Delphi, CMSWatch, the Gilbane Report, and many others, will provide insight on technology and market trends and tell you how to get started on a successful project. Representatives from technology suppliers including Vignette, Context Media, Microsoft, Adobe, Cardiff, RedDot, Interwoven, CrownPeak, and others, will debate architectural and technology approaches. Sponsors of the Gilbane Content Management conference in Los Angeles include Context Media, GMC Software, Vignette, IDC, InfoWorld, eContent Magazine, CMSWatch, Transform Magazine, XML Journal, Web Services Journal, OASIS, IDEAlliance, OSCOM, WOW, and G-SAM. Program information, a list of exhibitors, and special event details are available at www.gilbane.com/CM_conference_LA_04.html, www.lighthouseseminars.com

IXOS to Resell Convera’s RetrievalWare Worldwide

IXOS Software AG and Convera announced a global licensing agreement that will enable IXOS and its storage hardware partners to resell Convera’s search technology through an integration with IXOS’ e-mail management and regulatory compliance solutions. The integration of Convera’s RetrievalWare enables users to transparently search archived content, including any e-mail and attachments, regardless of format, language or media type. IXOS’ single repository approach to managing content enable customers to archive, preserve, access, and manage documents in a live system from creation through disposition across business applications, from e-mail to ERP and CRM systems. Convera’s search capability allows users to locate objects of any file type — including text, scanned documents, images and video — all from a single search interface. The new agreement will offer RetrievalWare as an optional component of the IXOS e-mail management solutions. Convera’s RetrievalWare is available through IXOS as a component of the IXOS solutions, and through IXOS’ extended partner channel. Established reseller agreements with Hitachi Data Systems and StorageTek provide additional distribution channels for the combined software offering, as well as offering customers their choice of integrated storage archival platforms. Pricing is based on solution components. www.convera.com, www.ixos.com

Stellent to Support Linux on IBM eServer zSeries Platform

Stellent, Inc. announced support for the Linux version of its application on the IBM eServer zSeries mainframe. Stellent customers will be able to take advantage of the zSeries server’s built-in server redundancy, failover, clustering and backup. Additionally, Stellent recently certified the Linux version of its solution on the zSeries server under the IBM Server Proven program. www.stellent.com

Appligent Releases APConductor; Web Services for PDF Document Workflows

Appligent Inc. introduced APConductor, which enables all of its other applications to be plugged into a complex workflow via a SOAP messaging framework. APConductor is the first member of Appligent’s Web Services Product Family, a server-based backbone that creates integration for customizing PDF documents. APConductor acts as a central dispatcher, directing requests from other applications to Appligent’s families of PDF processing components and returning the finished results. It also enables developers and integrators to quickly assemble PDF solutions by using a Web Services interface to communicate with Appligent’s component plug-ins, which allow companies to build a full suite of in-house solutions for document processing. APConductor can be used in both .NET and Java 2 Enterprise Edition environments. Appligent’s APConductor is now available. www.appligent.com

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