Plumtree Software launched a new retail solutions group to develop, market and sell Plumtree-powered solutions to the retail industry. Staffed with sales, marketing and engineering professionals, the group is focused on working with retail-focused services and software companies to build solutions for store performance management, associate productivity and retention and supplier collaboration. By using Plumtree’s portal, integration and collaboration software to build these solutions, retailers can combine data and functionality from many existing systems. www.plumtree.com
Vignette Corp. announced a series of technology solutions to help companies meet organizational compliance challenges, including records and document management, process controls and business productivity applications. Building on the records and document management technologies acquired with TOWER Technology Pty Ltd., Vignette now provides a series of solutions that, together or individually, can help organizations meet the audit and reporting requirements of regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Financial Services Authority and the Securities and Exchange Commission, while providing the data security and accessibility required by regulations and guidelines such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Vignette’s enterprise capture technology handles paper records, electronic documents, scanned images and e-mail communications, and manages the information through its life cycle, from creation to destruction. Vignette’s integrated records and document management product has achieved the Department of Defense 5015.2-STD certification. www.vignette.com
Day Software announced that the industry expert group has placed in public review the specification request for JSR 170. JSR 170, which has been developed according to the Java Community Process (JCP), is designed to improve the interoperability between content repositories and applications, allowing developers to work with a homogenous API for all content repositories. The JSR 170 standard will help companies manage content across the large-scale enterprise. In addition to Day, Apache, IBM, SAP, BEA Systems and Oracle all serve as members of expert group for JSR 170. Other industry participants include, Documentum Inc., Filenet Corp., and Vignette. The standard is now available for public review. The public review closes on July 19, 2004. www.jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/review/jsr170/, www.day.com
Industry Veterans on Board to Manage Growth of Content Technology Works™ Program and Industry Consulting Services
Cambridge , MA , May 18, 2004. Bluebill Advisors, Inc. and the Gilbane Report announced the appointment of two highly respected industry veterans to meet the rapidly growing demand for the company’s consulting services. Mary Laplante has joined the company as Vice President, Consulting Services, and will be responsible for the management and operations of the Content Technology Works Program, Gilbane Report webinars, white papers, and consulting projects. Mary is well known throughout the content technology industry from her extensive industry sales, marketing, and management experience, from her work as an analyst, writer, and consultant, and from her role as Founding Executive Director of OASIS (www.oasis-open.org/). Mary’s experience and exceptional management and organizational skills will help grow the Gilbane Report CTW program and consulting activities to the next level. Mary will also chair the CTW Track at the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies Conference in Boston.
Bill Zoellick has also joined the Gilbane Report as Senior Analyst, and will be devoting his considerable analytical and writing skills to the Gilbane CTW and White Paper programs. Bill is a highly regarded author whose books include CyberRegs: A Business Guide to Web Property, Privacy, and Patents, and Web Engagement: Connecting to Customers in e-Business, both from Addison-Wesley. Bill’s insightful and penetrating analysis has informed his many roles as a manager, researcher, developer and author in the content and information management industry.
“It is great to be working with Mary and Bill again,” said Frank Gilbane, CEO of Bluebill Advisors, “Bill, Mary, and Adina Levin worked with me as analysts at CAP Ventures in the mid-nineties where they developed a prodigious amount of sought-after analysis for the industry, including the very first research report on Content Management in 1997. Their experience and knowledge will be a great resource for all our customers.” Sebastian Holst, founder of the Gilbane CTW program, will continue to be a valuable contributor to the Gilbane Report.
About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report (www.gilbane.com) 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).