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.