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