Alfresco, Inc. announced that it is making available the Alfresco Enterprise Network Release Candidate. This integrates closely to the JBoss Cache, JBoss Application Server and Hibernate utilizing the underlying scalability and high-availability features. Alfresco utilizes JBoss Cache’s ability to distribute and maintain data caches, making it possible to build large-scale systems which allows Alfresco to deliver cached data at in memory speeds. Alfresco also utilizes the clustering, failover and load balancing facilities of the JBoss Application Server to increase scalability. Content models are more complex than traditional relational database tables. Alfresco utilizes Hibernate to control the content management schema. Alfresco complements these products with content replication and use of Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) to integrate to different, configurable authentication systems. Features of the Alfresco Enterprise Network are single sign-on through Aspect-Oriented Programming (AOP) across the JBoss Portal and portlets,fail-safe content services, a massively parallel content grid, and distributed high availability within the data centre and between disparate data centres. http://www.alfresco.org
Kintera, Inc. (Nasdaq:KNTA) announced the release of its new Content Management System (CMS) user interface. The new Web-based interface helps nonprofit organizations decrease implementation and editing time and create and manage Website content. Additionally, the interface incorporates a layout that is easy for both beginner and advanced users to navigate. Kintera CMS is integrated into the Kintera Sphere customer relationship management (CRM) database. Supporter interaction is automatically captured and fed into the Kintera Sphere database, providing in-depth analysis of supporter interests, fundraising history and other behaviors. Kintera CMS integrates with Kintera CRM to support Kintera modules. http://www.kintera.org/CMS
Content Management Professionals (CM Pros) announced the speaker line-up for its Fall 2005 Summit, to be held at the Westin Copley in Boston, Massachusetts on November 28. The Fall 2005 CM Pros Summit will kick off with a keynote session on Content Management Systems and Personalization by Tony Byrne, followed by a second keynote on Content Modeling to Support Personalization by Ann Rockley. Theresa Regli and Seth Earley will deliver two perspectives on Taxonomy for Personalization, Alex Povzner will cover Knowledge Discovery through Semantic Content Management, Heather Hedden will address A-Z Indexes for Content Searching, and Ben Martin will discuss ERP It Ain’t Shrink-Wrap: Where Customized Software Necessitates Customized Content. In five concurrent roundtable sessions, Lynda Moulton will help participants understand The Relationship Between a CMS and the Organization’s Intranet; Leonor Ciarlone will discuss the challenges of Managing a Hybrid CMS Across the Enterprise, Theresa Regli and Seth Earley will facilitate discussion about Taxonomies for Personalization, Seth Gottlieb will lead a dialog on Workflows for Personalization and Erik Hartman will guide participants on Selecting a Content Management System. CM Pros members receive a $150 discount coupon for The Gilbane Conference on Content Management which begins the day after the Summit at the same venue. Individuals who are not currently CM Pros members are eligible for a discounted CM Pros Membership & Summit package at $195. On the morning following the Boston Summit, CM Pros members will gather for a new member orientation and committee and workshop meetings. CM Pros also announced that its membership now exceeds 500 content management professionals. http://www.cmprofessionals.org
Verity Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTY) announced Verity Search, a new family of business search products that, with a single query, provides unified results from multiple, simultaneous searches across targeted sources. Verity believes business search solutions must be built for business with dedicated service and support readily available; be tunable for relevance based on business needs; search all relevant sources, from internal repositories to external Web servers and paid subscription sites; allow multiple ways to search for documents, databases and applications; conform with a business’ security, privacy and audit standards; and, provide unified results from multiple searches done simultaneously from a single query. Using the Verity Search family, a user can make a single query and have the desktop, email, secure corporate repositories, the public Internet, intranet and subscription-based Web sites be searched and have the results displayed by user preference. An integral component of the Verity Search family is the new Verity Business Desktop product that will be generally available November 2005.