IBM unveiled a new software portfolio that extends the reach of content management using web services to enable all types of data to be captured, managed and searched. IBM is delivering a content and information integration platform to leverage information across diverse repositories, providing a single view of business critical information. The company also added new offerings for the banking and life sciences industries to its portfolio of more than 160 industry-specific content management solutions. IBM’s new software includes the improved performance and integration of Project Cinnamon, part of the company’s effort to improve the speed and efficiency with which XML documents are processed. The technology also delivers automated indexing and searching capabilities, providing better control over structured and unstructured data repositories. IBM’s enhanced content management portfolio includes: DB2 Content Manager 8.3, DB2 Document Manager 8.3, and DB2 CommonStore 8.3. Planned availability for DB2 Content Manager 8.3, DB2 Document Manager 8.3 and DB2 CommonStore 8.3 is March 25, 2005. IBM DB2 Content Management is available through IBM and through IBM Business Partners. www.software.ibm.com/data
Altova announced general availability of Altova software version 2005 release 3 (v2005r3), which features several significant enhancements to MapForce 2005, including expanded support for Electronic Data Integration (EDI) standards. MapForce 2005 now supports EDI output and the ANSI/ASC X12 standard. Additionally, MapForce 2005 and other products within the Altova product line have been updated to include support for the latest versions of the W3C XSLT 2.0, XPath 2.0, and XQuery 1.0 specification working drafts. The company also announced that the Altova SchemaAgent 2005 graphical schema management tool is now available to all customers as a standalone product and included within both the Enterprise and Professional Editions of the Altova XML Suite 2005. The updated products within Altova software version 2005 release 3 – XMLSpy 2005, MapForce 2005, StyleVision 2005, Authentic 2005, and SchemaAgent 2005 – are all immediately available for purchase. Customers with valid SMP are eligible for a free update to v2005r3 production software. A 30-day free trial may be downloaded. www.altova.com
Lauren’s report on enterprise blog and wiki use has been getting phenomenal attention. We have decided to probe a little more into actual corporate use of blog and wiki technology with a survey. We’ll pull the complete results together for our conference in San Francisco in April, but will also publish some of it on our site as it comes in. Take the survey!