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Day: September 14, 2004

Ipedo Announces Beta Program for “Dual-Core” Version of XML Intelligence Platform

Ipedo announced an enterprise Beta Test Program for the Ipedo XML Intelligence Platform (XIP), which helps organizations integrate and leverage their information assets. Ipedo XIP integrates and manages information from disparate, complex data sources and enables real-time business decisions. The Beta Test Program, which begins the week of October 11 and runs through November, has been designed to allow select customers and partners to provide feedback and influence product direction on Ipedo XIP. The program will also feature an extensive set of tests with BI and reporting tools. The Ipedo XML Intelligence Platform is a combination of information integration and intelligence technology. The software platform uses advanced XML techniques to extract and manage business critical data from disparate data sources, regardless of format. Ipedo expects that the product will be commercially available in the fourth quarter of 2004. A limited number of customers and partners will be selected for inclusion in the testing.

Borland & Vignette Partner to Help Enterprise Software Teams Develop and Publish Web Services

Borland Software Corporation and Vignette Corp. jointly announced a relationship and combined solution designed to help organizations accelerate the creation of portlets with custom functionality, improve the design and quality of Web interfaces, and consolidate management of disparate portlet functionality across the enterprise. The solution will consist of a portlet creation plug-in for Borland JBuilder 2005 and the Vignette Application Portal Borland Developer Edition. This wizard-based solution is designed to help developers create custom portlets based on JSR 168. Borland and Vignette also are working together on marketing programs and events promoting JBuilder 2005 and the Vignette Application Portal. The companies intend to collaborate on software application bundles for enterprise customers that Java and need to aggregate and publish extensive data sets and information. The Vignette Application Portal and Borland JBuilder 2005 are both available and shipping today. The JBuilder 2005 and Vignette Application Portal Borland Developer Edition bundle will be widely available in September.,

Gilbane Content Management Conference Gathers Combination of Industry Thought Leaders and Practitioners


Content Management Conferences in Boston brings together the largest collection of leading industry analysts, technologists, and enterprises that have successfully deployed content management technologies 

Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars

Cambridge, MA, September 14, 2004. The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced an unparalleled combination of expert 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 so attendees with specific interests can easily organize their itinerary. The tracks are: 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 . In addition, there are technology experts from content technology suppliers.

Leading 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.

“Content management technologies need to be core components of most enterprise applications today.” said Frank Gilbane, Conference Chair, “But there is such a broad array of content technologies and a lack of experience integrating them that businesses have been rightfully cautious. That is why it is critical to share successful examples of content technology deployments, and to provide a well-balanced and critical analysis of the technologies and issues. By bringing together experts from all industry constituencies, we can ensure attendees are well-informed and prepared for success.”

The conference program and faculty listing is available at

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). For a complete list of sponsors and exhibitors-to-date see

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting 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 (Open Text – NASDAQ:OTEX), 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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