Ektron, Inc. has attained .NET Connected designation from Microsoft Corp. for Ektron CMS400.NET, the company’s native .NET content management solution. The Microsoft .NET Connected logo recognizes solutions that connect through Web services and are optimized for next generation Internet-enabled computing. Ektron CMS400.NET passed review by VeriTest. Ektron is a Microsoft Certified Partner with ISV/Software Solutions competency. Ektron technology uses or integrates with other Microsoft technologies including Office, SharePoint, SQL Server and others. http://www.ektron.com
Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTC:DYIHY) announced the general availability of Day Content Repository Extreme (CRX) Standard (SE) and Developer (DE) Editions, two new versions of its recently launched product that enables the storage, management and exchange of content across small, medium and large-scale enterprises. Day CRX Developer Edition includes a set of content services commonly required by content-centric applications and an optimal structure for fine and coarse-grained content storage and retrieval. The CRX Developer Edition includes all of the features, capabilities and tools available in the CRX Enterprise Edition. CRX Developer Edition is limited to one user for development, testing and demonstration purposes. Day CRX Standard Edition is a repository solution for small and medium-sized business environments or enterprise departments running content-centric applications that are built on top of a Java content repository. The CRX Standard Edition is compatible with the CRX Enterprise Edition to support growing usage, availability and interoperability requirements. Day CRX Standard Edition is available on single and dual processor servers. A 30-day trial version of CRX Developer Edition and Standard Edition can be downloaded, and a subscription license for the CRX Developer Edition can be purchased from the Day Online-Shop and includes a one year license which is valid for updates and online self-help support.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), the Product Development Company, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Arbortext, Inc. for $190 million in cash. With this acquisition, PTC will enable customers to create, manage and dynamically publish critical information concurrently with the development of related products or services. The transaction is expected to close by the end of July 2005, subject to customary conditions including regulatory approval. The transaction has been approved by Arbortext shareholders. PTC expects the acquisition will be accretive to earnings in fiscal 2006. Arbortext has 250 employees in offices around the world and generated approximately $40 million of revenue during the past 12 months. PTC provides Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions to more than 35,000 companies worldwide. PTC customers include manufacturing companies in the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer, electronics and high technology, industrial equipment and medical products industries. http://www.ptc.com
CYA Technologies, Inc. announced the availability of CYA HOTBackup Enterprise 3.3 which offers support for EMC Documentum Content Server through release 5.3 and adds new enhancements. CYA HOTBackup ensures that organizations using enterprise content management systems can recover both mission critical documents and their associated workflow intelligence without having to do full system restores. It augments traditional back-up systems by minimizing the data loss window from days to minutes. Companies also improve on their recovery time objectives (RTO) without taking their ECM systems offline. There is no productivity loss because only the specific lost or corrupted document and its workflow intelligence and metadata are being restored. CYA HOTBackup Enterprise 3.3 is available for Windows, Solaris, HP-UX, and Linux environments. Existing CYA maintenance customers will receive the update automatically.