For Immediate Release:

5/12/05

Microsoft, DocSoft, Idiom, Solace Software Join Impressive List of Sponsors, Exhibitors

Contacts:
Joy Blake Scott
Longleaf Public Relations
joy@longleafpr.com
Jeffrey Arcuri
Lighthouse Seminars
781-821-6634
jarcuri@lighthouseseminars.com

Alexandria, VA and Cambridge, MA, May 12, 2005. XTech 2005 (formerly XML Europe) and the Gilbane Conference on Content Management today announced four new industry sponsors for their conferences, being held concurrently 24-27 May, 2005, at the Amsterdam RAI Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) joins Adobe Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE) and Blast Radius at the Gold Sponsorship level. At the Silver Sponsorship level, DocSoft, Idiom and Solace Systems have been added to a list of sponsors that includes Antenna House, Astoria Software, AuthorIT, Exegenix, Fast Search & Transfer™, Inc., Immediacy, O’Reilly, Percussion Software, Quark, Quasar Technology, Syncro Soft, and Vamosa. Justsystem Corporation is the Diamond Sponsor of both events.

“The list of sponsors and exhibitors at these events is truly a ‘who’s who’ in XML and related technologies,” says Marion L. Elledge, Vice President of Information Technology Alliances and Conferences, IDEAlliance. “From industry giants to smaller, cutting-edge firms, they cover the full spectrum of what’s happening in XML and content management today.”

“We couldn’t be more excited about the companies participating,” says Frank Gilbane, Gilbane Conference Chair. “Combined with the educational and networking opportunities of the two conferences, no one in the industry can afford to miss this unprecedented joint event.”

For information on presentations, sponsorships, exhibiting and other marketing opportunities at XTech 2005, visit http://www.xtech-conference.org. For general information and to register to attend, visit http://www.xtech-conference.org/2005/registration.asp.

For more information on the Gilbane Conference on Content Management, visit: https://gilbane.com/Amsterdam_05_program.html

About IDEAlliance
IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is a not-for-profit membership organization. Its mission is to advance user-driven, cross-industry solutions for all publishing and content-related processes by developing standards, fostering business alliances, and identifying best practices. Founded in 1966 as the Graphic Communications Association, IDEAlliance has been a leader in information technology – developing Document Markup Metalanguage (GENCODE), sponsoring the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), and fostering eXtensible Markup Language (XML). IDEAlliance builds on these languages to create specifications that enhance efficiency and speed information in all aspects of publishing and content-related processes. Learn more about IDEAlliance at www.idealliance.org.

About Bluebill Advisors, The Gilbane Report 
Bluebill Advisors, Inc. serves the content management community with publications, conferences and consulting services. The Gilbane Report administers the Content Technology Works program disseminating best practices with partners Software AG (TECdax:SOW), Sun Microsystems (NASDAQ:SUNW), Artesia Technologies, Atomz, Astoria Software, ClearStory Systems (OTCBB:INCC), Context Media, Convera (NASDAQ:CNVR), IBM (NYSE:IBM ), Idiom Technologies, Mark Logic, Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX), Trados, Vasont, and Vignette (NASDAQ:VIGN). www.gilbane.com

About Lighthouse Seminars
Lighthouse Seminars’ events cover information technologies and “content technologies” in particular. These include content management of all types, digital asset management, document management, web content management, enterprise portals, enterprise search, web and multi-channel publishing, electronic forms, authoring, content and information integration. www.lighthouseseminars.com

 

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