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
Astoria Software, Inc. and SDL International announced a partnership to provide joint solutions to multinational manufacturers. Global information management solutions from Astoria and SDL help manufacturers publish and deliver content to international markets. Built on XML and DITA, the Astoria-SDL solution manages information for complex products with long lifecycles, frequent technology changes, and global usage. http://www.sdl.com, www.astoriasoftware.com
Snowbound Software announced web viewer enhancements including format support for Microsoft Word documents enabling end users to view and convert Word files without the requirement of having Microsoft Office installed on their computer. Improvements in server side caching have also improved the speed of document retrieval and viewing. FlexSnap: SI is a Java servlet/applet combination configured to integrate with content or document management systems. It gives users a universal interface allowing them to retrieve, view, annotate, manipulate, convert, and print multiple document and image formats from their document repository through a standard web browser. With these new improvements, end users can retrieve and view a specific single page contained within a large document without having to wait for the entire file to download. In the latest release, the number of pages stored on the client side can now be optimized for greatest memory efficiency. Additionally thumbnails have also been enhanced to provide end users faster display and retrieval of images. Improvements have been made to the memory management in the applet as well as the ability for system administrators to configure both image scaling and compression levels. By setting parameters, large images can be automatically reduced to a more manageable size to avoid memory problems. Administrators can also configure the level of compression for JPEG and TIFF-JPEG images. http://www.snowbound.com
Open Text Corporation (TSX:OTC)(NASDAQ:OTEX) and InSystems Corporation said they will extend their eight-year partnership and will focus on delivering solutions that improve document processes and regulatory compliance for insurance and financial services companies. The extension of the partnership will mean enhanced integration of Open Text’s Livelink ECM Solutions with InSystems’ specialized document and compliance automation solutions for insurance and financial services companies. The solutions will address a range of compliance mandates, including regulations for managing information on insurance and financial services products, and requirements for financial reporting. Open Text and InSystems will target insurance and financial services companies in the U.S. and Canada. Through the partnership, InSystems’ Calligo and Tracker product lines have been fully integrated with Open Text’s Livelink ECM. Livelink ECM provides key services underlying InSystems solutions’ support for accelerating insurance product development and state regulatory filing processes. , http://www.opentext.com
Prodiance Corporation announced Prodiance Search, a new productivity solution that helps business users find critical information through federated searches across disparate content sources. Prodiance Search can search peer PCs, network shared drives, content and document management repositories, and other enterprise applications. Although it installs on a user’s desktop, it leverages a federated search broker that issues search queries to local indexes running on other PCs. Prodiance Search will ship to customers in both stand-alone (e.g. single-user desktop) and federated (e.g. enterprise) configurations in late October 2005. A 30-day free evaluation version of the stand-alone configuration can be downloaded immediately. The cost for a single user license will be $49.95, and a single federated server license will be $2,500. http://www.prodiance.com
Stellent, Inc. (Nasdaq: STEL) announced new retention management capabilities for Stellent Universal Content Management 7.5 to cover general content and to allow usage analytics and other factors to drive the content retention and disposition process. These capabilities leverage Stellent Records Management system and include capabilities for single-source discovery and lock down for both records and non-records, automated disposition of content, and control over retention policies for all content, not just records, in the same environment. Stellent Records Management also includes a new graphical method for creating tailored user interfaces and generates records management reports in a variety of formats including HTML, Microsoft Excel, PDF and XML. Stellent Records Management is a DoD 5015.2 Chapter 2 and Chapter 4 certified solution. http://www.stellent.com
Meridio and Getronics, a provider of managed ICT infrastructure and business solutions, have entered into a partnership to deliver solutions that will help organizations better manage their unstructured data. These solutions will provide organizations with risk and compliance capabilities. Meridio leverages Microsoft applications to deliver desktop ECM solutions exclusively for Microsoft platforms. Meridio Records Management solutions are integrated with Microsoft SharePoint and Office systems, as well as products such as Outlook, Exchange, and Live Communication Server. Meridio is approved against both the UK’s PRO 2002 and the US DoD 5015.2 records management standards.
Inxight Software announced the general availability of Inxight StarTree SDK 1.0 for .NET, certified by Microsoft. This release provides the StarTree technology and visualization tool to Microsoft .NET developers. New features of the .NET release include link labeling, multi-line text labels, and easy creation of right-click menus. Features also include spotlighting, the ability to include icons and a variety of other controls.