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Day: April 4, 2005 (Page 1 of 2)

A New Reality for XML and Web Services?

When business people want to condemn a new technology to a geeky grave, they often say that the new thing is “a technology in search of a problem.” This suggests–quite correctly–that the best technology solves a pressing business problem.
Web services, specifically, and service-oriented architectures in general, solve a number of pressing business problems. In particular, web services allow organizations to continue operating legacy systems that work well and that, for various reasons, defy replacement or upgrade. If you can at least reach a point where the legacy system can be integrated with other applications via web services, you likely have a moderate-cost, stable, and workable means to integrate the legacy system with web-facing applications going forward.

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XML Databases

Writing for, Ronald Bourret has a nice roundup of how XML databases are gaining traction in large-scale applications. Ronald has been looking at XML repositories for a long-time, and maintains a very useful online resource on XML databases.
This is a drum we have been beating for some time now, of course. There is an important role for XML repositories, and we have written about this most recently in two white papers, one on component content management and one on the related W3C Standards.

Interwoven Introduces ECM Solution for Content Provisioning

Interwoven, Inc. announced the introduction of the Interwoven Content Provisioning solution. As an ECM solution designed specifically for IT Operations, the Interwoven Content Provisioning solution enables IT Operations departments to standardize the aggregation, synchronization and deployment of browser-based application assets from any development system to any application environment. The Interwoven Content Provisioning solution is designed to provide IT Operations with full control over the provisioning of browser-based application assets. Delivering reporting, configurable workflows, version control and rollback capabilities to streamline the release process, the Interwoven solution allows IT Operations to aggregate content from any ECM or Source Code Management (SCM) system and deploy it to any application environment. The Interwoven Content Provisioning solution is comprised of new versions of Interwoven ControlHub Server Software, Interwoven OpenDeploy Distribution Server Software, and new Education and Consulting Services, The Interwoven Content Provisioning solution is generally available in early April 2005.

Top Content Management Companies and Industry Experts to Gather Next Week at Gilbane Content Management Conference

The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars today announced that the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technologies, taking place April 11-13 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, will offer a free technology showcase that will play host to many of the industry’s most innovative developers of content management solutions. In addition to the free technology showcase, the event offers a conference program backed by one of the largest gatherings of industry analysts to provide attendees with independent insight and analysis into content management trends. All keynote sessions are free, as are additional conference sessions on Enterprise use of Blogs and Wikis, and a special session on compliance. Technology companies that will demonstrate their latest solutions at the event, include: Interwoven, Open Text Corporation, Macromedia, Blast Radius, Quark, Hummingbird, Oracle, Astoria Software, Atomz, AuthorIT, ClearStory Systems, CrownPeak Technology, Datalogics, Day Software, Ektron, Em Software, Endeca, Ephox, Etilize, Exegenix, FatWire Software, GMC Software Technology, Hot Banana, Idiom, Innodata Isogen, Kofax, Mark Logic, Mondosoft, Percussion, Quasar Technologies, RedDot Solutions, Refresh Software, SchemaLogic, Serena, SiberLogic,, Vamosa, Weborganic Systems, Xerox, Xyleme, and Xythos. There is no charge to visit the Exhibit Hall; however, a registration badge is required for admittance. On-site registration is available for exhibit-only visitors. See the full release for information on product announcements at the event at . Full event details can be found at:

RedDot to Deliver Enterprise Content Management with Integrated Compliance Management

RedDot Solutions announced the launch of its new Web Compliance Manager. Developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT, RedDot’s Web Compliance Manager is an add-on module to the CMS and XCMS enterprise content management offerings to ensure Web sites, portals and intranets are 508 and WCAG compliant. The new software solution helps organizations comply with legal requirements, international standards and corporate guidelines. RedDot’s Web Compliance Manager will ensure compliance with Section 508 and WCAG A, AA and AAA standards, while also checking for spelling mistakes, broken links and missing graphics. Web Compliance Manager automatically reads Web sites and style sheets and prevents any non-compliant content from being published. RedDot’s Web Compliance Manager can also be customized to check for privacy policy violations, verify safe harbor statements and enforce corporate branding standards, including consistent use of color, logo usage and product terminology. RedDot’s Web Compliance Manager module will be available in the second quarter of 2005.

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