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Day: June 20, 2004

Actuate Delivers Enterprise Reporting with Integrated EII

Actuate Corporation announced Actuate 8, a real-time Enterprise Reporting Application Platform with integrated EII. The on-demand data access capabilities of EII in combination with the new version of Actuate’s Enterprise Reporting Application Platform allow organizations to gain real-time operational visibility. Actuate leverages EII technology that the company acquired through its acquisition of Nimble Technology to provide the ability to deliver dynamic information to users in the formats they expect — dashboards for executives and line managers, real-time web reports for customer service employees, spreadsheets for sales representatives and finance professionals, and personalized cubes for business analysts. Actuate 8 extends the data warehouse by providing users with on-demand access to information integrated from varied and disparate sources including ERP and CRM applications, data warehouses, legacy systems as well as XML and ODBC-based data sources. Actuate 8 includes a unified metadata layer which improves the overall accuracy of information analysis and is accessible by all products within Actuate’s platform. Actuate 8 will be available as a limited production release on June 30th and will be generally available in July. Pricing for Actuate 8 starts at $500 per named user.

Sarvega Announces XML Context Router

Sarvega, Inc. announced the Sarvega XML Context Router, a product to enable loosely coupled multi-point XML Web Services across wide area networks (WANs). The Sarvega XML Context Router is an XML appliance to route XML content at wire speed based on deep content inspection, supporting publish-subscribe (pub-sub) models while providing secure and reliable delivery guarantees. With Sarvega XML Context Routers, users can create complete overlay XML mesh networks, as the XML Context Router provides secure delivery of asynchronous messaging for web services within and outside of the enterprise. It also delivers “Gigabit performance” for XPath-based routing driven by XML routing tables based on support for both XPath 1.0 and XPath 2.0 and, in future, XQuery. The Sarvega XML Context Router is currently in trials with carrier and government customers and will be commercially available in the fall. Additionally, Sarvega will offer PCI/PCI-X cards with Gigabit-level performance in the fall.

Adobe & IPTC Collaborate on the Implementation of Metadata Standards for News Organizations

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that it is collaborating with the International Press Telecommunications Council (IPTC) to extend the capabilities of IPTC metadata through use of the Adobe XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform). XMP is a specification expressed in XML that provides a standardized framework to capture and manage metadata. Photographers and news services use IPTC metadata schemas to embed identifying characteristics such as captions, credits, location and time and dates within digital photos and scans. This information can be read by content management systems to review and identify photos they want to publish to accompany a story. Adobe and IPTC also announced plans to develop future implementations that will be accessible via the Adobe Creative Suite and related point products through a customizable metadata user interface. The XMP software development kit, which allows software developers and system integrators to build support for XMP into their products free-of-charge, is available under Open Source license from Adobe. The SDK and additional information about XMP is available at

Verity Introduces Collaborative Classifier for Taxonomy Management

Verity Inc. announced the availability of Verity Collaborative Classifier 1.0, taxonomy and classification management software that enables distributed subject matter experts to collaborate with corporate librarians and knowledge engineers in real-time to organize information around specific business roles and requirements. Verity Collaborative Classifier provides comprehensive, flexible taxonomy development, taxonomy rollout and taxonomy maintenance capabilities. Capabilities include workflow-based collaboration to allow taxonomy and classification management to be distributed to assigned subject matter experts, as well as to knowledge engineers who know and understand taxonomy development; and automatic classification and publishing capabilities that leverage domain expertise to keep taxonomies up-to-date. Verity Collaborative Classifier’s platform-independent, Web-based architecture allows taxonomy management functions to be distributed, and can be installed alongside any Verity K2-equipped application.

Documentum Delivers Latest Version of Hosted Collaboration Environment

Documentum announced the latest version of Documentum, a hosted, subscription-based collaborative workspace that can be tailored for specific projects, processes or business initiatives, such as new product development, contracts negotiations, client engagement and supply chain management. Suited for small to mid-sized businesses and departments or divisions within larger organizations, Documentum can be implemented and configured for hundreds of users. Hosted by EMC’s Solutions Center based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, Documentum offers organizations management, security and protection of their applications and content. The new Documentum Channel Program enables partners with expertise in vertical industries such as manufacturing, pharmaceutical, energy, transportation and government, to customize and sell industry-specific collaboration solutions built on the platform to their own customers. Documentum is immediately available. Pricing is a based on a monthly, sliding scale model, based on the number of users. Pricing for 100 users averages $20 per person per month.

Context Media Unveils Content Integration Solution Offering for Publishers

Context Media, Inc. announced the immediate availability of Context Media’s Publishing Solution, a new version of the company’s content integration software designed to meet the content integration and management needs of publishers. The new solution helps publishers increase revenue opportunities and expand their reach to new audiences by improving the management, access, packaging and distribution of digital content. Context Media’s Publishing Solution also enables organizations to support multiple revenue models, including subscription and On Demand, and to manage and provide access both structured and unstructured digital content and media files. Context Media’s Publishing Solution is based on Web services standards, giving publishing organizations a platform to integrate content and information dispersed throughout a variety of content repositories across divisions and geographies. New features available in Context Media’s Publishing Solution include Virtual Content Catalog, Content Packaging and Distribution, and Custom ePrints.

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