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.