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Month: July 2004 (Page 2 of 6)

Vasont Releases Vasont 9.0

Vasont Systems announced the release of Vasont 9.0, the latest version of its content management system that enables organizations to store their multilingual content once for delivery to print, PDF, CD-ROM and Web formats. Vasont 9.0 has streamlined common content transactions to reduce network traffic and process content faster, and comes with over 100 new processing options, bringing the total to 500 processing options available. Vasont 9.0 features new XSLT integration, advanced XML schema support, enhanced versioning interface, enhanced link management capability, printable content reuse reports, improved search features that allow users to filter and find content within the text of more than 200 different file formats, advanced Unicode support that allows users to “mix-and-match” any Unicode format, and enhanced reporting and control capability over global changes. Vasont 9.0 will be available in August. www.vasont.com

EMC Announces Documentum Content Storage Services

EMC Corporation announced the new EMC Documentum Content Storage Services to help customers improve their information lifecycle management (ILM) strategies. Documentum Content Storage Services enables organizations to define and execute storage policies that automate the placement and movement of content across a tiered heterogeneous storage infrastructure. New content can be automatically placed on the optimal storage platform and migrated when the value of that content and related business needs change. The new offering supports all EMC storage platforms, as well as arrays from other vendors, including Hitachi, IBM, Hewlett Packard and Network Appliance. Using Documentum Content Storage Services, information can be allocated to and migrated across storage devices based on business policies that utilize standard and user-defined attributes, including content type, access control level, lifecycle state, sharing permissions, industry regulations or archiving requirements, as well as date last accessed, size, related transactions or related documents. Documentum Content Storage Services differs from hierarchical storage management (HSM) by providing allocation and migration of information based on the metadata and content services provided by the EMC Documentum ECM Platform. Documentum Content Storage Services can be utilized to complement and extend HSM solutions, and is immediately available. www.documentum.com, www.emc.com

DataPower Ships XI50 XML Integration Appliance

DataPower announced the XI50 XML Integration Appliance, the third member of its product family (which includes the XS40 XML Security Gateway and XA35 XML Accelerator). The XI50 provides a drop-in solution for mainframe XML enablement, wirespeed enterprise message buses, and secure enterprise application integration. XI50 Integration Appliance supports a range of popular transport protocols, including IBM MQ Series, and can perform any-to-any translation between disparate data formats. XI50 can parse, route and transform arbitrary binary, flat text and XML messages, including EDI, COBOL, CSV, ASN.1 and ebXML. DataPower’s DataGlue technology uses a fully declarative, metadata-based approach. The technology enables Data Oriented Programming (DOP) paradigms to be employed without introducing bottlenecks. DataPower XI50 Integration Appliance is used as a drop-in XML enablement solution for mainframes by providing a Web services interface on one side and a native legacy interface on the other. Supported specifications include COBOL Copybook, ISO 8583 ATM messages, MQ series and proprietary record formats. DataPower XI50 Integration Appliance product is available immediately, priced from $50,000 to $75,000, depending on options and quantities. www.datapower.com

Gravitymax Releases Infomaxim 3.6

Gravitymax Pty Ltd, announced the release of Infomaxim 3.6. Infomaxim is a platform for content management, with the functional flexibility to handle complex product information, and customer details, and general articles. It also offers enterprise content management with work flow, security and separated stage and production server publishing. Targeted applications range from traditional web content management, to online stores, corporate Intranets and applications. There is no server-side programming required. Version 3.6 adds a slew of new features including: Shopping Cart, Order Processing & Fulfilment, Payment Gateway Integration, Client-Side Visitor Metrics Tracking, Campaign Tracking, Query Builder & Reporting, Multi-level caching, and Email Broadcasting with View, Click and Bounce tracking. Infomaxim is built on Microsoft’s IIS platform, with elements of the system utilising the .NET framework. Development is continuing toward release of a 100% ASP.NET version in late-2004. www.gravitymax.com.au

TeraText Partners with HP Federal Group

TeraText Solutions, a division of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance agreement with HP. Under the terms of the agreement, HP will provide its federal sales organization with information on SAIC’s TeraText Database Systems (DBS) and how it works with or complements HP’s current solutions and services. TeraText DBS is a combination text database and search engine that provides the necessary functionality for storing, indexing, retrieving and delivering documents or XML-based records across an organization. The TeraText DBS is designed to manage very large, text-based collections. The TeraText DBS is sold as part of customized, integrated solutions developed and maintained by SAIC systems specialists. Applications include intelligence gathering, technical documentation, legislation management, publishing and knowledge management. www.saic.com

Form Genus Releases TakeForm Dynamic Content 1.1

Form Genus LLC released TakeForm Dynamic Content version 1.1 with support for web publishing and large file handling. TakeForm Dynamic Content lets end users create customizable, secure content publishing and collaboration centers called “Views” for a wide variety of personal and collaborative applications including project management, secured file exchange, organization information sites, and information publishing. TakeForm version 1.1 lets users instantly publish their views as Web sites. Web published views retain the security and functionality of the original view without the need to install a TakeForm View reader. TakeForm version 1.1 also adds improved support for large files and group management. Form Genus offers a variety of free and monthly fee based hosting plans for web published views and data archiving depending on users’ needs. www.formgenus.com

Context Media Signs Partnership Agreement with Japan’s Rikei

Context Media, Inc. announced that Japan-based Rikei Corp. will distribute and provide content application services for Context Media’s Interchange Suite to organizations throughout Japan. The agreement is part Context Media’s planned expansion into the Asian market. As part of the deal, Rikei will be responsible for recruiting and managing relationships with additional distributors, working with current Context Media partner, IBM, and spearheading customer deals in Japan. www.contextmedia.com, www.rikei.co.jp

FatWire Announces Three Extensions to Content Server

FatWire Software announced three new modules that integrate with software products from Kapow, Ephox and Lotus to extend the the company’s Content Server product. These new modules Migration Tool, XML Manager and Domino Bridge are available immediately. FatWire Content Server’s Migration Tool uses Kapow’s RoboSuite software to extract unstructured and unorganized content trapped in pre-existing sites and migrate that content to the controlled Content Server repository to gain economies of scale. Content Server’s XML Manager integrates with Ephox EditLive! for XML, and makes content available to non-technical business users. FatWire Content Server enhances the capabilities of LOtus Notes and Domino by enabling organizations to develop content-centric applications that access content stored in Domino and Notes. This integration allows business users to combine Web content with Lotus documents. www.fatwire.com

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