The Gilbane Report and Lighthouse Seminars announced that the Gilbane Conference on Content Management Technology slated for Amsterdam at the RAI Centre, May 25-27, 2005, will feature an opening keynote panel of technology executives discussing the major upcoming content technologies that will have a profound impact on content management technology development and deployment in the next 12-24 months. Members of the panel include: John Newton, Chairman & CTO, Activiti, and Co-founder, Documentum; Bjorn Olstad, CTO and co-founder, FAST; Rich Buchheim, Senior Director, Enterprise Content Management Strategy, Oracle. Moderating the panel will be Conference Chair Frank Gilbane, Editor and Publisher of The Gilbane Report. Some of the questions the panel will cover include: “There is a lot of debate about enterprise content management (ECM) suites verses individual content applications. What is an “ECM suite” and which approach makes the most sense?”, “The proliferation of content applications and repositories has created a huge integration challenge. How and when will this get resolved?”, “How will blog, wiki, and RSS technology affect content management applications?”, “Will taxonomies or “folksonomy” tagging technologies have a major impact on CMS applications?”, “Are Portals dead for good?”, How will open-source content management software affect future content management implementations?”, and “How will compliance requirements affect content technology, or digital/enterprise rights management products?”. The public is invited to post their own suggested questions to the panel on the Gilbane blog at . The Gilbane Conference on Content Management is being held in conjunction with Tech 2005 (formerly XML Europe). Gilbane Conference attendees will receive four free session passes to attend sessions at XTech 2005. https://gilbane.com/conferences/Amsterdam_05_program.html, ,
ZyLAB announced that it has joined the Microsoft Partner Program with a competency in Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Software Solutions. By joining the ISV Software Solutions competency, ZyLAB has achieved Microsoft Certified Partner status. http://www.zylab.com
Intellext announced the ActiveContext iSuite, available with client, server, and component modules. This newest product suite from Intellext helps companies that are in the business of publishing and distributing online content increase the visibility of their information and offer their users a richer and more satisfying online experience by proactively driving content to the people who need it, at the time when they are most likely to be able to use it. Shipping at the end of June, ActiveContext iSuite will integrate with any content management or search technology used by the publisher, regardless of platform. An adaptation of Intellext’s Watson product, the ActiveContext Client from Intellext allows content providers to provide the ActiveContext Client to their users, so that all of the information available on their site is contextually-driven to users at the exact time they are most likely to need it. The ActiveContext Component allows any content provider to build their own applications that leverage user context. Developers will be able to build client-side applications ranging from simple context-search toolbars to complex context-enabled applications.