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Day: March 1, 2004

CrownPeak & Lionbridge Form Strategic Alliance

CrownPeak Technology and Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. have entered into an alliance to jointly deliver a comprehensive content management solution for Lionbridge’s language applications. CrownPeak clients will be able to outsource the full cycle of content management, content translation and translation publishing. CrownPeak’s Advantage CMS will connect to the Lionbridge Globalization Platform technologies. The Lionbridge Alliance Program provides CrownPeak with resources and tools to jointly develop, market, sell and deliver its solutions to global customers.

Merant Announces Merant Collage 4.5

Merant announced a new version of its web content management (WCM) solution, Merant Collage. Collage now features automatic workflow generation, incremental content deployment, and broader support for Web Services. In addition to support for Linux, Solaris, Windows 2000 and Windows XP, Merant Collage now supports Windows Server 2003 and AIX. Using Merant Collage Automatic Workflow, users can author content from within common desktop applications, such as Microsoft Office, and then save it to Merant Collage where it is automatically routed through appropriate workflow processes. Merant Collage 4.5 also includes “incremental deploy,” a new capability which enables organizations to intelligently deploy complex web sites. The product analyzes any new changes to content and calculates what needs to be deployed to the production server so that very large web sites can be rapidly deployed on a regular basis. Merant Collage 4.5 will be available in April 2004.

XyEnterprise Announces XML Professional Publisher (XPP) & XPP Web Services for HP-UX

XyEnterprise announced the availability of its XML publishing software – XML Professional Publisher (XPP) – on the HP-UX platform. XPP is used for automated and interactive publishing in XML publishing environments, providing support for XML content, automated rendering, and Web Services integration. In addition to the HP-UX operating environment (version 11i), XPP 7.2 is available for Windows, Solaris, and AIX. The XPP Web Services Development Kit, used to create standard XML and Web interfaces to XPP’s unique capabilities, is also available on all platforms.

Pembroke International Provides Bridge Between Lotus Notes & Documentum CMS

Pembroke International announced Lotus Notes Integrator for Documentum (LNI) that enables integration with and migration from Lotus Notes to the Documentum Content Management System. Deployed as an automated enterprise implementation, the Documentum Integrator can be used for one-time export and as a co-existence solution for maintaining Notes authored documents in Documentum. Features include: export of either the Notes client or Web view of documents; metadata map between Notes fields and Documentum document attributes; runs on either an ad hoc or scheduled basis, automatically adds new content or revisions to Documentum, or replaces existing content; automatic attachment of Doctypes, ACLs, Workflows and Lifecycles to document objects; batch processing of local and remote databases and Views; resolves Inter/cross-database doclinks to Documentum http links so documents are fully functional after uploading; and attachments linked to parent documents.

Industry Leaders on Board for Gilbane Conference on Content Management


Content Technology Industry’s Leading Organizations to Sponsor, Demo at Educational Event March 24-26 in L.A. 

Joy Blake Scott 
Longleaf Public Relations
Jeffrey Arcuri 
Lighthouse Seminars

Cambridge, MA , March 1, 2004 . The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that 50 organizations have signed up so far to support the Gilbane Conference on Content Management as sponsors and exhibitors. The conference, being held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, March 24-26, 2004, is entirely focused on content management technologies and includes 26 sessions and tutorials covering today’s most critical issues for businesses planning or implementing content management strategies.

“We are delighted with the strong show of support from the leaders in the content technology industry,” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair. “This event will truly be a “one-stop shop” for businesses looking to implement or improve content management strategies as virtually every critical business and technology will be addressed by representatives from all the major content technology firms.”

“It is critical to tie in electronic forms processing and XML data to content management strategies,” said Amber Kinne y, US InfoPath Product Manager at Platinum Sponsor Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT). “We are pleased to join other major content management technology suppliers at this important event to help spread this message to enterprises of all sizes.”

“Enterprise content management is arguably the most critical component to driving business efficiency through enterprise web applications,” said Leif Pedersen, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Market Strategy at Vignette Corp. ( NASDAQ: VIGN). “It is important for enterprises to see and hear about enterprise content management in the context of a wide variety of enterprise requirements, as they will at the Gilbane conference. Vignette is looking forward to sharing its vision of how to harness the power of information and the Web to drive measurable improvements in business efficiency at the Gilbane show.”

Microsoft is the Platinum sponsor of the Gilbane Content Management Conference in Los Angeles . Gold sponsors include Vignette, Context Media, and GMC Software. Other sponsors include IDC, InfoWorld, eContent Magazine, CMSWatch, Transform Magazine, XML Journal, Web Services Journal, OASIS, IDEAlliance, OSCOM, WOW, and G-SAM. Additional exhibitors include Advent 3b2, Arbortext, Astoria, aXtive Minds, Blast Radius, Convera, CrownPeak, Day, Documentum, Ektron, empolis, Ephox, exegenix, Globalscape, immediacy, INCSI, IXIAsoft, Kofax, Macromedia, Open Text, Percussion, RedDot, Refresh, RenderX, SchemaLogic, Software AG, Snapbridge, ThomasTech, Trados, Vasont, Weborganic, and more. For a complete list of sponsors and exhibitors see 

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report

Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, industry conferences and professional services. The Gilbane Report ( ) administers the Content Technology Works™ program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies, Atomz, Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), INSCI (OTCBB:INSS), Trados, Vasont, Venetica, and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN).

About Lighthouse Seminars 

Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration, information architecture, and e-catalogs.

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