WoodWing Software announced that EMC Corporation will resell its Smart Connection Enterprise software as part of the EMC Documentum Enterprise Publishing Solution (EPS), a new content management solution that provides editorial design and layout capabilities. WoodWing’s Smart Connection Enterprise is an Adobe InDesign and InCopy integration tool that enables workflow flexibility through management, organization and document security standards for editorial production. The integration of WoodWing Smart Connection in EMC Documentum EPS allows publishers to manage their editorial production workflows, using the same print content and related ancillary content for publishing to the Web or other emerging channels such as wireless devices. Documentum EPS is built on the unified EMC Documentum enterprise content management (ECM) architecture, enabling users to utilize the full ECM capabilities such as digital asset management, web publishing, XML support, workflows, security, content rendering and localization. Smart Connection Enterprise serves complex workflows and environments, where searching files and/or the content of a story or specific keywords or metadata is required, and comes with support for MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Sybase. The server runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris. http://www.woodwing.com
EMC Corporation announced an advanced technology effort with Adobe Systems, Inc. to develop a standards-based interoperable content management infrastructure. The new infrastructure will combine EMC’s enterprise content management (ECM) platform and Adobe’s XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) technology to deliver a solution to maximize distributed information sharing and management. The collaboration will also support the emerging iECM (Interoperable Enterprise Content Management) standard. The iECM framework will address the growing need for a common integration layer between different enterprise content management systems and multiple business applications. It will include support for major industry standards such as SOAP, WSDL, BPEL, JCR (JSR-170) and others, organizing them in the context of content-rich application requirements. Adobe XMP is an extensible and customizable framework that leverages standard XML structures to facilitate distributed information sharing and management. Through Adobe XMP, metadata can be assigned to content earlier in the information lifecycle and prior to it being stored in the EMC Documentum repository. iECM (Interoperable Enterprise Content Management) is a standards-based framework, initiated by AIIM to address the growing need for a distributed enterprise content management architecture that facilitates content access across formerly disparate repositories. This is achieved through an integration layer that addresses content metadata standardization and includes a suite of web services that provide a common set of operations through which ECM solutions and enterprise applications can interoperate and manage content within a secure environment. In addition to those directly related to web services, the framework will also cover standards for semantic interoperability such as XML and XML Schema, RDF, OWL and Dublin Core. Additional information on this effort is available at http://www.aiim.org, http://www.emc.com
Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) and Sisis Informationssysteme GmbH, a provider of library management and information portal solutions, announced an OEM partnership to enhance the search capabilities of three Sisis products. Under the agreement, Sisis will develop search options for its products using FAST InStream, an OEM-specific enterprise search solution developed specifically to meet the complex application-based search requirements of independent software vendors (ISVs). Sisis library management solutions are designed to simplify common/typical library business processes, from publication acquisition and cataloguing, to external data processing and circulation. Sisis solutions are currently used by hundreds of scientific and public libraries, as well as special subject libraries, across Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. Sisis will incorporate FAST’s enterprise search solution into SISIS-SunRise Catalogue, Library Link Collector and Library Content Search Suite. , http://www.fastsearch.com
Emagine launched emagiC CMS based on .NET technology. emagiC CMS.Net adds many features and uses version 2.0 of the .NET framework. emagiC CMS.Net is a solution uniting content management with site management and portal management. Content is independent of the pages and can be added dynamically to a page. The web based administration now supports drag & drop, bringing it closer to traditional windows applications than before. The site management, which was already available in the existing emagiC CMS products, enables extranet security on the page level and dynamic navigation. emagiC CMS.Net consists of a framework that comes with a number of standard modules to manage different types of content, such as a wysiwyg editor, a dynamic menu, a rotator and an image gallery. The license can be extended with optional modules, including the XForms application, based on the W3C XForms standard. It manages structured content, such as product catalogues, news items or jobs. emagiC CMS.Net is already available for partners through the extranet. In October, the product will become publicly available for download. Additional modules will be launched this fall to complete the emagiC CMS.Net product range. The existing emagiC CMS, based on ASP/COM technology, and the new emagiC CMS.Net will co-exist as two separate products, since many web developers have not yet switched to .NET development. The modular licensing models allows choosing the right components for each project. Pricing starts at 1600 Euros.
Xyleme Inc. announced its partnership with Anark Corporation, a provider of 3D interactive software and enterprise business solutions, to provide an integrated training solution for performance support. The combined solution will allow organizations to integrate heterogeneous training assets such as print, Web and video, into a single XML repository, eliminating redundancy and allowing for the reuse of these assets across multiple 3D simulation training sessions. This economizes the delivery of these high-retention interactive training courses by enabling the same learning object to be used across multiple simulation exercises. http://www.xyleme.com, http://www.anark.com
JotSpot launched JotSpot Live, the first in a series of online collaboration products that the company will introduce this fall. JotSpot Live is a simple Web-based application that enables live note-taking by multiple users on the same Web page at the same time. Combining the interactivity and speed of chat with the utility of building collaborative documents, JotSpot Live is designed for group brainstorming, virtual meetings, and collaborative agendas. JotSpot Live is Web-based, accessible from any browser, and requires no software installation. JotSpot Live is available immediately. Users can use the basic version of JotSpot Live for free and paid plans start at $5 per month, where users can create up to 15 pages per month. There is also workgroup plan for greater use. All plans allow for unlimited collaborators on any page.
Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX, TSX: OTC) announced the latest digital asset management (DAM) software from its Artesia subsidiary will provide support to creative professionals in media and entertainment companies and in corporate marketing departments. Version 6.5 improves the productivity of creative professionals by linking the desktop design and publishing applications they depend on to the digital media content managed by the Artesia DAM solution. Artesia DAM 6.5 adds the Creative Desktop, which allows users working from Macintosh-based design applications such as Adobe InDesign CS2 and QuarkXPress to leverage the content management functionality of Artesia DAM running on Windows or Unix servers. Version 6.5’s integration with Adobe InDesign software includes intelligent ingest of compound document layouts from Adobe InDesign into Artesia DAM, with optional XMP capture. XMP is an XML-based metadata interchange framework from Adobe. Users can import a layout and the components of the layout, such as graphics, as separate assets in the system, each with separate metadata. The integration of Livelink Discovery Server into the Artesia DAM solution gives customers a search technology to find digital content in their Artesia DAM systems. This capability will be included as part of the base Artesia DAM product license. http://www.opentext.com
ISYS Search Software announced the immediate general availability of ISYS:web 7, the company’s enterprise search solution for public websites, corporate intranets and portals. At query time, ISYS:web 7 automatically displays categories that enable users to drill down and quickly find the right information. ISYS also provides administrators with tools for modifying categories according to their business rules. ISYS:web 7 parses raw search log data into reports that enable organizations to monitor, measure and analyze search behavior. Users can create custom reports or use the standard reports ISYS ships with, including top searches, peak search hours, and trends in the frequency of search terms. ISYS:web 7 offers 100-percent web-based administration. ISYS:web 7 can be deployed it out of the box, or, for organizations requiring greater flexibility, achieve maximum customization via ISYS:web 7’s developer’s toolkit, which includes .NET and SOAP interfaces. Administrators can create an unlimited number of indexes and chain up to 128 indexes, enabling users to search across 8 billion documents with a single search. ISYS:web 7 now offers enterprises the ability to leverage multiple processors to build indexes in tandem. ISYS:web 7 allows administrators to create multi-language indexes via Unicode. http://www.isys-search.com