ClearStory Systems announced the release of Radiant MailManager, a scalable e-mail active archiving solution that provides complete lifecycle, compliance, and storage management for the corporate e-mail knowledge base. Radiant MailManager is a complete, scalable solution for capturing, managing, and storing e-mail communications. The solution is available as a standalone application or as a component of the Radiant Content Suite, which provides management and on-demand access for the full range of enterprise content. Radiant MailManager’s key features include comprehensive capture and indexing, easy retrieval, effective sampling and review, storage management, and policy-based lifecycle management. Radiant MailManager features easy administration, with configurable rules for policy and category management. Radiant MailManager’s training-based analytics mean that searches and e-mails flagged for review get more accurate over time, reducing the resources required by enterprises to review non-compliant e-mail. Radiant MailManager is the latest addition to the Radiant Content Suite, a platform for integrating rich media and business documents into enterprise business processes. www.clearstorysystems.com
ebrary introduced a new enterprise, server-based technology addressing how ordinary documents in the Portable Document Format (PDF) are viewed, distributed, and shared. Code named “Isaac” and currently in beta with several academic institutions, ebrary’s new technology enables libraries to easily and cost-effectively create and share Remote Collections of PDF content within the institution, with peer institutions, or on the Internet. Additionally, it allows them to create Virtual Portals that seamlessly integrate PDF documents from any Remote Collection, their institutional repository or content management system, as well as existing subscription databases. The new server-based technology integrates all the PDF content an institution owns, with the PDF documents it produces, with the PDF content it borrows and leases, while protecting copyrights through a variety of access controls. The technology is delivered via a single Web-based administrative user interface that contains a library’s brand. The ebrary Reader optimizes online viewing of PDF documents by serving one page at a time instead of the entire file in ebrary’s Exchange Data Format (EDF). Anyone, regardless of bandwidth or connectivity limitations, can access files in EDF without downloads. Like PDF, an EDF document maintains the exact appearance of the original document. Unlike PDF, EDF documents feature advanced research capabilities and word-level interaction through ebrary’s customizable InfoTools. Isaac will be available in Q3 2005. In separate press releases, ebrary announced the availability of Custom Collections and a new perpetual access model, a partnership with BookSurge to bring print-on-demand capabilities to libraries worldwide, and a strategic distribution partnership with Blackwell’s Book Services. www.ebrary.com
SER Solutions, Inc. announced the commercial availability of its e-mail search tool, SERoutlookAccess, designed specifically for use with Microsoft Outlook 2000+. Accessible directly from Outlook’s toolbar, SERoutlookAccess uses natural language queries, not just keywords to search for content including e-mails, e-mail attachments, Calendar, Contacts, Journal, Notes, Posted Documents, and Tasks. With SERoutlookAccess, users simply type in what they are looking for – words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, or even the entire content of a document. SERoutlookAccess’ search technology includes fault-tolerant capabilities that overcome typos or misspellings and return accurate and relevant results. SERoutlookAccess operates on Windows 2000 or Windows XP running Microsoft Office 2000, 2002 (XP), or 2003. In addition to SERoutlookAccess, SER offers Personal and Enterprise Search solutions to find information on PCs, enterprise content management systems, mail servers, file servers, databases, intranets, the Internet, etc. www.ser.com
Near-Time, Inc. announced the early access release of Near-Time Current. This release includes Near-Time’s Flow collaborative content management system and focuses it for personal use. A document can be developed in Current from many sources simultaneously. Current’s text processor functionality allows rich text creation and editing. Information pulled from the integrated Web browser can be entered directly into a document and a link to the original page created automatically. Application files of all types, including QuickTime, photos, html pages, and mp3 files, can be stored and launched within Current. Smart Folios allow RSS & Atom feeds and other Current documents to be searched for specific topics or keywords and those articles of interest to be brought together in Current. Current also maintains a history of each page and application file along a version bar, allowing the user to select previous drafts at the click of a button. Content from Current can be published to Weblogs via Blogger and MetaWeblog APIs, as RSS feeds or to Apple iDisk. This gives users one tool for authoring, gathering, organizing, and the publishing of content. Supported standards include XML, HTML, FTP, WebDav, SMTP, iDisk, RSS, and Web logs (via Atom). Near-Time Current is available for download. Near-Time Current will be free for all Current early access users. After that time, licenses will be $29.95. www.near-time.com
The Gilbane Report that it has made all Gilbane Reports available free of charge, and that there will no longer be a charge for subscriptions. The Gilbane Report also announced the launch of a new Weblog that will be authored by Gilbane analysts and consultants, and will provide interactive commentary on the information technology market, technology, and trends that the Gilbane Report is known for, including content management, XML, document management, enterprise search, enterprise information integration, digital asset management, knowledge management, collaboration, Intranet and portal publishing, authoring and editing, multi-channel publishing, standards, etc. “The addition of the new business blog will provide a much richer and dynamic environment for communication with our customers and colleagues in the content management community,” said Frank Gilbane, Editor & Publisher of the Gilbane Report. “In combination with the 12 years of reports, news, white papers, and case studies on our website which are now free and permanently referenceable, we have a uniquely powerful way to reach and converse with our tens of thousands of readers around the globe that need to stay current on content technology”. “As recent research from the Pew Center confirms, blogs are now an enormous part of the Internet, with more than 32 million readers in the US alone,” said Bill Trippe, Senior Editor and Consultant at the Gilbane Report. “And while personal and political blogs are perhaps the best known part of the blogosphere, technical blogs are already central to the larger conversation about where enterprise computing is headed”. Visit the updated websites at www.gilbane.com/blog, www.gilbane.com.
Phoenix Systems Integration announced the latest release of the Phoenix Lotus Notes Connector for EMC Documentum. The Connector requires no Lotus Notes template alterations, provides notification when attempting to archive a previously-archived message, and allows the user to browse to a content repository for e-mail attachment(s) selection. The Phoenix Lotus Notes Connector for EMC Documentum provides both desktop and webtop functionality with no dependency on the desktop client or the webtop version. Configuration is content repository specific in order to satisfy the unique requirements of each application or business unit. Phoenix Lotus Notes Connector for EMC Documentum Features & Functionality include: Choose to “Send and archive” with a single command; Browse to a content repository location to save e-mail and/or attachments; Store e-mail and attachments in the same, or separate, content repository locations; Archive either single or multiple messages from personal or public Notes folders; Retain header & footer information, original formatting and color of archived messages; Store and embed attachments within the e-mail in their original position; Version documents with newer attachments; Configure document types selected for archiving; Displays user interface according to key field values from the document type definition; Automatically set document attributes based on e-mail field values; Easily assign profiles to some or all of the messages or attachments; Search for documents using all features of the Documentum Find tool; Attach either single or multiple documents; and Attach DRLs to be sent to other EMC Documentum users. www.phoenixsi.com
Inxight Software, Inc. announced the latest release of Inxight LinguistX Platform, which adds support for four new languages Catalan, Croatian, Slovak and Slovenian bringing the total number of supported languages to 31. This release also upgrades Inxight’s Japanese language module with content from Inxight partner The CJK Dictionary Institute (CJKI). Inxight’s LinguistX Platform capabilities enable software developers to build multi-language information retrieval and analysis features into their products, which are critical to search and text mining applications. The Inxight LinguistX Platform provides the differentiating technology and language know-how for Inxight’s Entity Extraction, Fact Extraction, Categorization and Search solutions. www.inxight.com