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Day: March 20, 2005

Gilbane Report Publishes 2 New White Papers – Announces Webinar

The Gilbane Report announced it has published two new white papers. Dale Waldt looks at W3C standards in practice in “Using XML and Databases”, and Bill Trippe reports on meeting the demands of the most complex content applications in “Component Content Management in Practice”. Both white papers are available at no charge at www.gilbane.com/whitepapers.html. Additionally, the Gilbane Report’s Bill Trippe and Jeroen van Rotterdam, X-Hive CEO, explain why component content management systems enable reuse that’s flexible and can be adopted over time in a webinar on Tuesday April 6 1:00 PM EST. Both white papers and the webinar are sponsored by X-Hive Corporation. Register for the webinar at www.x-hive.com/news/upcoming.html

Knowledge Anywhere Unveils New Global Content Manager

Knowledge Anywhere, Inc. unveiled its new Global Content Manager. The Global Content Manager solution streamlines the development of content for multinational audiences and makes it easier for clients to review, translate, and post content in their native language. Knowledge Anywhere builds technology-based learning solutions and channel solutions to help companies improve employee performance and drive sales. www.knowledgeanywhere.com

RedDot Launches CMS 6.1 Web Content Management Solution

RedDot Solutions announced a new version of its Web Content Management System, RedDot CMS 6.1. The latest version offers several new features designed to make complex Web projects easier to administer, faster to implement, and simpler to test against diverse standards. Among the new features, RedDot CMS 6.1 includes drag-and-drop functionality, enhanced editing tools, preview options and comparison templates for improved version control. Late this spring, RedDot plans to release a new add-on module to RedDot CMS, the Web Compliance Manager, to ensure compliance with Section 508 and WCAG A, AA and AAA standards. www.reddot.com

Endeca Unveils Endeca “Latitude” BI Tool

Endeca unveiled Endeca Latitude, a data analysis solution built on Endeca’s information retrieval platform. Endeca Latitude introduces a new way to access, discover and analyze critical business data. The new software gives employees and customers the combined exploration, reporting and analytical capabilities that today only a handful of trained power users, analysts, and IT enjoy. Built on Endeca’s information retrieval platform, Endeca Latitude brings the simplicity of searching and browsing online to the world of business intelligence. Latitude combines this intuitive accessibility with charting and data visualization capabilities, allowing non-technical, business users to interact with business-critical data. This combination of simplicity and accessibility empowers employees and customers to reach intelligent and informed decisions on their own, without the dependencies, bottlenecks and delays inherent with traditional BI and OLAP tools. www.endeca.com

EMC Announces Their Next-generation Documentum Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Platform

EMC Corporation announced the next-generation EMC Documentum enterprise content management (ECM) platform. As an integral element of EMC’s strategy to help customers align their IT infrastructures with their business based upon the changing value of information, the platform showcases a completely unified architecture that advances the world of enterprise content management. In addition, EMC introduced a wave of content management products. Building upon technologies for the management of documents, XML files, rich media, web content and business process management, the new Documentum platform unifies collaboration, federated search and retention management capabilities into one platform. EMC Documentum enables all content management applications to share the same unified architecture with a common code base, security model, repository, object model and API. The Documentum ECM platform and suite of products will be generally available March 31, 2005. At that time, the platform and products will also be available in seven languages on all supported operating systems, databases, directories, application servers and storage systems. www.emc.com

ZyLAB Opens North American Corporate Office

ZyLAB announced the opening of its new North American headquarters located at 1577 Springhill Road, Vienna, Virginia, 22182. In 2005, ZyLAB will focus heavily on selling its low-cost solutions to small and medium-sized business (SMB) that are publicly-traded and must adhere to today’s compliance challenges. The company also plans to continue building out its channel program. In addition, the company will continue to expand its Federal government sales. www.zylab.com

Socialtext Relaunches Product Line to Broaden Enterprise Appeal

Socialtext has relaunched its product line to provide greater focus on the broad enterprise market. Socialtext has aligned its offerings according to its three primary market segments: Socialtext Enterprise, for businesses that are looking to leverage their existing investments in enterprise systems for scalability, security and reliability as the enterprise strength, wiki simple solution; Socialtext.net, for small-to-medium size businesses looking for quick and simple collaboration; and Socialtext.org, for non-profit organizations, academic institutions and internet communities. Socialtext Enterprise, which is available in appliance or hosted service options, comes with a number of different features required for enterprise use including enterprise-class backup, monitoring and storage, directory integration, security, and easy migration between intranet and secure extranet uses. Both Socialtext Enterprise and Socialtext.net also offer integrated email, IM and weblogs. Socialtext also released a new interface and new email integration features. Users can simply ‘CC to wiki’ to communicate with groups, including sharing attachments, routing email to a wiki page, category or weblog post. Socialtext also supports Kwiki. Socialtext Enterprise is available in both Appliance and Hosted Service options for $40 per user per month. Socialtext.net, is available for $10 per user per month. A Starter Package for 5 users for one year is $495. Socialtext.org, is available for $5 per user per month for qualified non-profit organizations. A Starter Package for 5 users for one year is $245. www.socialtext.com

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