Vasont Systems announced a free CMS Starter Kit designed to help novices quickly and easily enter the content management world. The CMS Starter Kit contains a short crash course in content management for those new to the subject, four printable checklists for topics such as developing a business case and evaluating systems, an ROI calculator, and a downloadable template for soliciting a Request for Information (RFI) or a Request for Proposal (RFP) from CMS vendors. http://www.vasont.com
Altova announced the launch of a new online resource that describes how current and emerging business problems can be solved using XML and other cutting edge technologies. The Altova Solutions Center is aimed at both business
managers and technical professionals. It provides counsel on implementing single-source multi-channel publishing, data integration, and content assembly solutions. Each area of the Altova Solutions Center contains specific business scenarios, real world case studies, white papers, technical guidance, and product and service recommendations. The center also provides information about two new packaged solution components from Altova Professional Services, the Data Server and Content Assembler solutions. These components are designed to help customers accelerate data integration and content assembly projects. http://www.altova.com
Whitehill Technologies Inc. announced an OEM reseller partnership with Computer Associates International, Inc. The partnership builds on the relationship established in 2004, Whitehill xml-Transport became CA Smart Certified. Under the terms of this agreement, CA will resell and distribute Whitehill xml-Transport, Whitehill Transform Suite, Whitehill Gateway, and Whitehill Layout Designer. Whitehill xml-Transport is a 24/7 production solution for data conversion, enhancement and distribution. Whitehill Transform Suite converts print streams into other formats including including PDF, PostScript, TIFF, AFP, PCL, XML, Xerox normalized Metacode and CSV files. Whitehill Gateway provides an access point, or ‘gateway’ for customers to easily find and retrieve information and documents that have been created using Whitehill products such as Whitehill xml-Transport. Whitehill Layout Designer is a graphical interface to design stylesheets that control the presentation of XML data.
Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? But there are, in fact, a number of initiatives in this space, and Sun has entered the fray.
Bill Rosenblatt has an interesting take on the announcement over at DRMWatch.