Factiva has added nine sources of information about the U.S. federal government and the U.S. military. The publications from the Army Times Publishing Company, an arm of Gannett, provide an independent and authoritative view of current government and military issues. Factiva customers will now have access to the full text of the Federal Times and Defense News, which address rapid changes taking place and offer insights for federal managers and senior defense decision makers. Also being added to Factiva are the Armed Forces Journal, Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, and Training & Simulation Journal, magazines providing in-depth features and analysis for officers, and Army Times, Navy Times, Air Force Times, and Marine Corps Times, which provide comprehensive coverage of the armed forces for members of the U.S. military. Using Factiva services, customers can make these important sources part of their everyday workflow via email and news alerts, delivered automatically. www.factiva.com
Xerox Corporation unveiled DocuShare 4.0, the latest version of its secure, Web-based enterprise content management (ECM) software. DocuShare 4.0 offers a range of collaboration and usability enhancements out of the box and makes available three new modules for records management, archiving, and e-mail messaging. DocuShare 4.0 delivers new content management tools that allow distributed users to work in teams and publish to intranets, extranets, and public Web sites. The new My DocuShare personalized home page allows office workers to view and manage personal project pages, collections, documents, tasks, team calendars, work spaces, and threaded discussions from a single portal-like page. DocuShare 4.0 can be integrated with Xerox FreeFlow SMARTsend. DocuShare 4.0 also integrates with Kofax Ascent Capture, ScanSoft PaperPort, and Omtool AccuRoute. Through integration with Verity’s K2D search engine, DocuShare 4.0 offers improved search filtering. The entry-level U.S. list price for a complete DocuShare system with 10 seats is under $5,000 and a 100-seat system is under $12,000. Existing DocuShare 3.0 and 3.1 customers with a Gold support agreement can upgrade to DocuShare 4.0 at no charge. DocuShare 4.0 and the new add-on modules will be available in the U.S. through select channels by year’s end 2004. Multi-lingual versions of DocuShare 4.0 will be available in the first half of 2005. www.xerox.com/docushare
The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced the faculty for the Gilbane Conference on Content Management to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston, November 30 December 2, 2004. The conference program is entirely focused on content technologies, and includes 27 educational sessions covering today’s most critical issues for businesses planning or implementing a content management strategy. The program is organized into 6 tracks: Content Management, Enterprise Search & Knowledge Management and Collaboration; Document & Records Management; Enterprise Information Integration; Digital Asset Management; and Content Technology Works Best Practices and Case Studies. In addition, there are 3 half-day intensive workshops on: “Web Content Management Systems: Principles, Products & Practices”, “Content Technology Choices for Technical Communicators”, and “Enterprise Search – Principles, Players, Practices, & Pitfalls”. The conference faculty consists of 65+ speakers carefully chosen for their expertise and communication capability, and is comprised of analysts, consultants, and practitioners from many vertical industries who have successfully implemented content technology applications. Analysts and consultants from Robert W. Baird & Co., IDC, InfoWorld, Ovum, Delphi, Yankee Group, InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, CMSWatch, the Gilbane Report, and many others, will provide insight on technology and market trends and tell you how to get started on a successful project. Well-known authors and practicing consultants, including Bob Boiko, (“The Content Management Bible”), Ann Rockley (“Managing Enterprise Content: A unified Content Strategy”), Bill Trippe (“Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology”), Lynda Moulton (“Data Bases for Special Libraries: A Strategic Guide to Information Management”) and many others will be on hand to share their expertise with attendees. IT and business executives from WGBH, Hewlett Packard, BBC, University of Buffalo, Lexis/Nexis, Sesame Workshop, IDX Systems, Analog Devices, CMP Media, J. & W. Seligman, Grand Circle Travel, RC Hagen, and others will share their experiences in successfully deploying content technology in their enterprises. Sponsors of the Gilbane Content Management conference in Boston include EMC Documentum (NYSE:EMC), GMC Software, Interwoven (NASDAQ:IWOV), Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX), and Stellent (NASDAQ:STEL). The conference program and faculty listing is available.
SchemaLogic and Locus Systems announced that they have formed a joint venture called Locus Software, will distribute information management software, including SchemaLogic products to commercial and government organizations. The new company will be responsible for identifying and establishing value-added-resellers (VARs) for the SchemaLogic solution. Locus Software will identify and add other software vendors to complement the SchemaLogic product suite. www.locussoftware.com, www.locussystems.com
Verity Inc. announced the availability of Verity MediClaim 9.0, the latest version of their medical claims processing content capture solution. Verity MediClaim replaces the manual data entry of standardized healthcare information forms, such as HCFA 1500 and UB 92 with efficient paper-to-digital processing. This solution automates the processing of forms and documents, improving medical claims’ throughput and productivity rates. The company has incorporated broad extensibility through Microsoft VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), tight integration with Microsoft SQL Server, and enhanced security capabilities in this new version. The new Verity MediClaim release includes enhancements that will allow the software to be distributed more efficiently across the enterprise, integrating with enterprise-level business applications more easily, securely, reliably and with better alpha-numeric and image recognition performance. www.verity.com
Xerox Corporation’s Global Services division has developed a systems integrator alliance with Microsoft Corporation, designed to help businesses improve the connections between their office workers and business-critical information. By combining Xerox Global Services’ document management know-how with Microsoft technology, the partnership will help customers capitalize on XML-based content management solutions, which essentially “tag” information so workers can extract precisely the information they need when they need it. Key to the alliance strategy is Xerox Global Services’ Information Worker Productivity Assessment, based on Lean Six Sigma methodologies. The assessment begins with Xerox experts who evaluate how a company and its people create, share and manage content and documents. Then Xerox and Microsoft use the IWPA data to identify ways to achieve efficiency gains, cost-savings and improved access to critical business information. By leveraging the smart document capabilities built into Microsoft Office 2003, Xerox helps businesses leverage XML and XML Web Services to streamline document-intensive business processes, such as airline maintenance and repair advisory bulletins, product documentation and regulatory compliance filings. www.xerox.com/globalservices
Stellent, Inc. announced its Stellent Records Management solution has received U.S. DoD 5015.2 – STD Chapter 4 certification, which is important for any federal government organization that manages classified records or documents. In order to meet certification, Stellent demonstrated its records management technology could define and manage classification guides and rules that define security clearance levels; and provide security features, such as access control lists and classification schemes that allow records managers to control document access. In addition, Stellent demonstrated its extensible metadata model can simplify the process of declaring and searching for records, and its reporting and auditing features can track all user interactions in the system. The U.S. DoD 5015.2 – STD Chapter 4 certification verifies Stellent Records Management’s ability to control the creation, declaration, classification, retention and destruction of electronic and non-electronic records, including scanned documents. This Stellent software has also been re-certified against the main DoD 5015.2 – STD Chapter 2 standard, which has become the de facto records management standard in North America. www.stellent.com