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Month: August 2005 (Page 3 of 5)

CM Professionals Launches Chapters Program

Content Management Professionals (CM Pros), the international content management community of practice announced its new member-driven committee process including a framework for the formation of regional chapters. The CM Pros committee process which enables members to formally organize in groups based on geographic location or common interest in a particular topic empowers any group of at least three members to form a committee by issuing a call for participation to the entire membership. Within thirty days, the group hosts its first official meeting at which attendees elect a steering committee populated by at least three members of the group, one of whom serves as chair. The steering committee oversees the creation and progress of subcommittees and strives to advance the mission of the committee. CM Pros committees may host events and meetings as well as engage in working activities, such as by publishing newsletters or contributing white papers to CM Pro’s growing Knowledge Resource library. Named “The CM Pros [REGION] Community” or “The CM Pros [TOPIC] Community, the program is supported by CM Pros increasingly robust portfolio of services, including mailing lists, community-specific web pages, and support for events such as meetings and CM Pros Summits. Participation in CM Pros committees offers members the opportunity to build professional networks through face-to face-interaction and intensive collaboration. More than twelve regional groups plan to organize by the end of 2005, a number that is anticipated to double within a year. Founded in 2004, CM Proswhich has grown from a founding group of 30 content management experts to more than 400 membersprovides information, expertise and support to content management professionals and the organizations they serve. Join CM Pros on the Web at http://www.cmprofessionals.org.

Interwoven Acquires Scrittura

Interwoven, Inc. (NASDAQ:IWOV) announced that it has acquired Scrittura, a provider of document automation technology and straight-through-processing for the complex non-exchange based trading operations of financial services institutions. The acquisition maps to Interwoven’s strategy to deliver targeted ECM solutions, and positions Interwoven as an ECM provider in the market for trading of non-exchange based financial instruments. As a result of the acquisition, Interwoven now offers a complete solution for the automation of Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives trading. Under the terms of the agreement, Scrittura shareholders will receive initial cash consideration of approximately $16.3 million and up to $2.0 million of additional cash consideration if certain revenue and operating contribution goals are achieved by December 31, 2005. In addition, Interwoven will assume certain Scrittura stock options in the acquisition. Designed to enable financial services customers to more quickly and easily conduct complex non-exchange based trades with other financial institutions, the new Interwoven OTC Derivatives solution will provide: business process management; document management; records management; fax and paper capture; and messaging brokering. The Interwoven OTC Derivatives solution is available now.

Xenos Launches GoXML.com

Xenos Group, Inc.(TSX: XNS) announced the launch of GoXML.com, a new Web site
providing resources, tools and tips to help developers solve data integration challenges, accelerate data transformation projects and streamline the conversion of transactional information from existing disparate systems. Xenos’ GoXML Transform engine is deployed within a Java application, as a Web service, or as a transactional server. GoXML Transform Designer provides advanced visual data mapping and allows users to graphically configure data transformations without the need for custom programming. GoXML Transform Designer runs on Windows NT, 2000 and XP, as well as Solaris, OS 390 and Linux platforms, and is available now starting at $699US per user. ,

ClearStory Systems Announces Latest Version of Radiant EMS

ClearStory Systems (BULLETIN BOARD: CSYS) announced the release of the Radiant Enterprise Media Server (EMS) 2.1, an enhanced version of its media services platform. The new release builds on the product’s enterprise DAM capability, now offering integration with IBM DB2 Content Manager and expanded standard database support to include IBM DB2 Universal Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and additional versions of Oracle 9i. Radiant EMS is a J2EE system with capabilities for the management of rich media assets – digital video, graphics, multi-media presentations, and compound documents. Integration with IBM DB2 Content Manager allows companies to leverage their existing ECM infrastructure, centralizing all enterprise content while incorporating high value rich media assets into enterprise business processes. Radiant EMS 2.1 is available in both hosted and licensed configurations. It is shipping now.

EMC Announces Enhancements to Enterprise Collaborative Environment

EMC Corporation announced upgrades to its collaboration offering, EMC Documentum eRoom Enterprise. Documentum eRoom Enterprise 7.3 allows teams to model their critical business processes and eliminates barriers involved with building dynamic, team-based applications. It provides automated “dashboard” capabilities for increased visibility across multiple active project workspaces. It also leverages the EMC Documentum enterprise content management (ECM) platform to ensure that content generated adheres to compliance controls and can be seamlessly shared with other Documentum applications. Instant Messaging (IM) integration enables heightened project awareness and integrated real-time communication through instant messaging for facilitating faster time-to-decisions. Users can leverage their existing IM infrastructure to resolve critical project issues and meet delivery deadlines. Enhanced content server integration delivers improved team efficiencies. Content created or changed in the EMC Documentum Content Server can be automatically synchronized in a new Linked Folder that notifies project teams of new content. Version 7.3 also provides users access to the EMC Documentum Enterprise Content Integration (ECI) Services where search queries can be easily formulated across all relevant information sources. New security features provide selective access to data table records. EMC Documentum eRoom Enterprise 7.3 is immediately available in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. http://www.documentum.com/solutions/collaboration/index.htm, http://www.emc.com

Content Technology Works! — DAM’s Role in Brand Management

Simple truth: there’s no better way to judge the effectiveness of content technologies than by listening to the people that implement them.

When I transitioned from the corporate to the analyst world, I was determined not to fall into the “continental divide” that often disconnects pundits from practitioners. I’ve found that authoring case studies is one of the best ways to avoid the abyss. The process is rewarding in many ways, but the most profound is the ability to connect the dots between the potential impact of content technologies and real-world results.

Another simple truth? Content technology works. CTW’s newest case study on Whirlpool Corporation’s implementation of digital asset management is proof positive. The story describes the journey from departmental DAM to an enterprise brand management infrastructure as told by Whirlpool’s Creative Works organization. Their successes are admirable; their experiences are best practices material; their candor provides vital advice for content technology adopters.

Although I am certainly biased, this case study is well worth the read. Check it Out!

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