Kryos Systems (Kryos) announced the release of version 3.1 of TitanWEB, the company’s content management software based on IBM’s Lotus Domino and WebSphere Portal Express Plus. Version 3.1 includes new functionality that maximizes its use in conjunction with IBM WebSphere Portal Express. Two of the portlets are used for viewing TitanWEB content. These portlets read an RSS XML news-feed from TitanWEB and are configurable by portal users or administrators. As content is published to TitanWEB it is automatically shown inside the Portal. The third portlet is used for searching TitanWEB content through the Portal. The forth portlet, called Quick Text, allows users to easily show specific content pages from your TitanWEB content repository. Kryos is offering a 50% discount off list pricing for a packaged solution for new corporate customers that includes IBM & Kryos bundled software, services and solutions for $24,999 Cdn ($21,000 USD). www.kryos.com
CrownPeak unveiled CrownPeak Search, an on-demand web site search system to automatically learn from both the behavior and content on customer’s web sites and automatically deliver the most relevant search results. Two years in development, CrownPeak Search monitors every search request and every user interaction to learn and improve over time, adapting future searches to ensure fast, relevant results. It is built specifically to add value to web content, helping organizations enhance the site search experience for site visitors. Like the company’s CrownPeak CMS content management solution, CrownPeak Search is offered as “software-as-a-service,” so there is no hardware to buy, no packaged software to install, and no changes needed to existing environments. CrownPeak customers get a dedicated account manager who works with them every quarter to perform a “tune-up” on the search system. This tune-up process is included in CrownPeak’s standard monthly software fees. CrownPeak Search customers have as much control over their own content as they choose, while machine learning capabilities minimize administrative demands by automatically making necessary adjustments based on semantic analysis and various learning techniques. CrownPeak Search begins to re-prioritize results based on how new the content is, what search queries are performed, how popular the content is, and what types of content visitors select from results. CrownPeak is offering an implementation guarantee with CrownPeak Search. If a customer isn’t satisfied with the system, CrownPeak will modify it until satisfaction is achieved.
Davisor introduced Webisor 1.0 for converting dynamic HTML into PDF. Webisor 1.0 is a tool for creating PDFs and printouts, such as invoices, order confirmations, personalized offers and marketing materials, reports, and forms pre-filled with information from databases. With Webisor 1.0, companies create personalized materials from any HTML-based applications quickly. Webisor 1.0 is the latest addition to the Davisor Offisor product family of Java- and XML-based products, and contains an HTML parser that converts even non-standard HTML into correctly sized PDF. Webisor 1.0 does not require any changes to be made to the existing dynamic web application in order to produce the PDFs. And as Webisor runs on the company’s server, the end-users need no other software than a browser and a free Adobe Reader plug-in. Webisor 1.0 creates PDFs, which look exactly like the original HTML page or it can be easily customized to publish the PDFs using a standard corporate layout. This way you can e.g. define consistent headers and footers on every page, regardless of what the original HTML pages looked like. With Webisor 1.0, companies can make full use of their various HTML content and applications to produce personalized materials on the fly, and integrate information from databases. Davisor Webisor 1.0 is available today, with pricing starting from USD $5,265. Webisor can be licensed both for in-house and for OEM use. www.davisor.com/webisor/index.html
Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) announced an OEM partnership with ClearStory Systems. As part of this agreement, FAST InStream, an OEM enterprise search solution developed specifically for independent software vendors (ISVs), will be integrated with ClearStory’s Radiant Content Suite. The integration of FAST InStream with ClearStory’s Radiant Content Suite will enable enterprise-scale search capabilities – enhancing the value of ClearStory’s platform for integrating rich media and business documents into a multitude of business-critical environments. By integrating FAST InStream with ClearStory’s suite of solutions, companies can enjoy full text indexing and search capability across repositories. Radiant MailManager, ClearStory’s e-mail active archiving solution, is scheduled for release in December 2004. FAST InStream is an integral component of the product, providing search capability with training-based analytics to ensure accurate policy management and review of enterprise e-mail, based on both message and attachment content. www.clearstorysystems.com, www.fastsearch.com
Context Media, Inc. has joined IBM’s ISV Advantage Initiative, a program designed to provide independent software vendors (ISVs) with technical and marketing support to help meet the information technology needs of the small and medium business (SMB) market. As part of the agreement, Context Media’s Interchange Suite for content integration has integrated with IBM’s Content Manager Portfolio to allow SMB customers to more quickly and easily access digital content stored throughout their networks. Context Media’s Interchange Suite software is built on a service-oriented architecture (SOA) model, enabling SMB organizations to integrate multiple content repositories to improve the creation, sharing and distribution of content between customers, prospects and partners. Combined with IBM’s WebSphere and Content Manager Portfolio, the solution provides organizations with the ability to fully exploit the value of content in order to greatly improve efficiencies and expand revenue streams. Context Media will also work closely with IBM to expand its visibility in target vertical industries through various co-marketing and sales activities. www.contextmedia.com