Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTC:DYIHY) announced that the company is launching a series of standardized connectors for other repositories. The repository connectors are compliant with the Content Repository for Java Technology API standard (JSR170). The first of these interfaces to be delivered is for EMC Documentum. The Day connector will make enterprise content stored in Documentum’s repository accessible through the new standard. Other connectors that are in development include interfaces for FileNet, OpenText LiveLink, Microsoft SharePoint, IBM Domino.doc, Software AG Tamino and Interwoven.
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
Vignette Corp. (NASDAQ:VIGN) announced the creation of a dedicated business unit designed to help organizations seamlessly blend learning with work. The Vignette Enterprise Learning solution enables organizations to better align training and business initiatives across the enterprise. Vignette Enterprise Learning is a holistic solution of products and services that manages the entire learning lifecycle. Subject matter experts may asynchronously discuss and share their knowledge by authoring discrete learning modules in collaborative spaces. Learners may search for learning content, identify prerequisite skills, informally assemble learning modules, schedule relevant training, review course history and assess their professional development within the context of their online work environments. Line-of-business executives may directly correlate investments in employees, such as sales force enablement, with corporate financial objectives through composite application dashboards. Vignette Enterprise Learning helps organizations operate within the processes prescribed by human resources departments and other mandates, such as BASEL II, NASD 3010 and 3012 and Sarbanes-Oxley sections 302 and 404. Vignette helps organizations reduce the time to comply by accelerating employee adherence to policies and operating constraints. http://www.vignette.com
Unicon, Inc., a provider of enterprise portal, collaboration, learning, and integration technology for higher education institutions, and RedDot Solutions (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM), announced a partnership where Unicon will package RedDot’s CMS Web Content Management Solution with Academus, its enterprise portal offering for higher education. The combined solutions of RedDot’s CMS and Unicon’s Academus portal and collaborative groupware provide a customized, e-Learning foundation built on uPortal open-source technology for educational establishments to create, edit, and update an online experience through a unified interface. Unicon’s Academus provides a Web interface integrated with pre-configured channels to encourage collaboration and communication online. In addition, Academus serves as an integration platform to a number of outside applications. , http://www.hummingbird.com, http://www.unicon.net
StoredIQ, Inc. joined the Google Enterprise Professional Program, which extends Google search and helps customers get more value out of their Google enterprise search deployments. The Google Search Appliance will be deployed in parallel with StoredIQ’s Information and Classification Management Platform to provide Google enterprise customers ad-hoc search capabilities and automated policy-based actions. By extracting concepts, facts, keywords and alphanumeric patterns, StoredIQ is able to classify, protect and manage information based upon content. http://www.StoredIQ.com, http://www.google.com/enterprise/gep
I am continuing to look into DITA, and will be speaking with some folks at Autodesk next week who have implemented DITA. In the meantime, you can look at a presentation the implementation team gave at STC this past May.
My thanks to the reader (in the comment below) who caught the bad link. I fixed it. Click here for the Powerpoint or here for Google’s HTML-ized version of the Powerpoint.
NEON Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEON) announced the company has joined the Google Enterprise Professional program to bring enterprise search capabilities to organizations that rely on mainframe systems. As a participant in the Google Enterprise Professional program, NEON, and its Shadow RTE mainframe integration technology will help Google customers extend their use of enterprise products to these previously hard-to-search areas of their infrastructure, such as legacy data locked in mainframes, through a secure, real-time mainframe integration platform that meets their unique requirements for information access and security. http://www.google.com/enterprise/, http://www.neonsys.com
Hot Banana Software Inc. and ExactTarget announced that Hot Banana has become an affiliate partner of ExactTarget, the first phase of an integrated technology partnership. ExactTarget’s permission-based email marketing campaigns drive qualified visitors to Web sites that are not always optimized for eMarketing as Hot Banana is. Hot Banana’s Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite is already integrated with WebTrends 7, is search engine friendly and allows non-technical marketers to change campaign content on their Web site. , http://www.exacttarget.com