Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) and Satyam Computer Services Ltd. (NYSE:SAY) announced the Intelligent Statements solution for financial services organizations. Now, banks and other financial institutions can use intelligent bank and credit card e-statements for more secure and cost-effective delivery of highly targeted, personalized communications. Based on Adobe LiveCycle software and developed and distributed by Satyam, the Intelligent Statements solution enables banks and other financial institutions to add transaction-level intelligence to electronic statements, which are batch-processed and delivered to customers in Adobe PDF. Using Adobe Reader customers can view and interact with these statements for transactions such as updating personal information, disputing an erroneous transaction, or taking advantage of a special offer. Once the customer clicks the submit button, the data is protected and automatically sent back to the institution’s core systems for processing. Additionally, the statement can be saved to a local hard drive for completion or submission at a later time. Adobe LiveCycle software makes it easier for financial services organizations to more effectively create and deliver information by combining the business logic and data exchange capabilities of XML with the visual fidelity and security features of Adobe PDF. The software is built on a common server architecture based on Java 2 Enterprise Edition and XML. The Intelligent Statements solution is available immediately through Satyam. http://www.satyam.com
Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ:HUMC) (NASDAQ:TSX:) (NASDAQ:HUM) announced the official launch of Hummingbird Enterprise 2005. Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 focuses on usability, integration and performance. Hummingbird’s Business Solutions Framework is designed to minimize deployment complexities and reduce total cost of ownership by ensuring that content enabling processes can be transparently accessed from the client applications users most commonly deploy in their daily work habits. The Hummingbird Enterprise Client for Microsoft Outlook provides an interactive, business-based view of the entire suite of Hummingbird Enterprise functionality from within Microsoft Outlook. Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 delivers integration between all the key phases of managing content lifecycle. At its core is Hummingbird Enterprise Workflow that links content lifecycle processes by automating critical business tasks and simplifying repetitive activities associated with content creation, profiling and records retention and disposition practices. Content Drive is a technology designed to improve the way desktop applications interact with the Hummingbird Enterprise 2005 content repository. It leverages network connectivity to control how an application talks to a repository. With Content Drive all file operations to the content repository are handled natively at the Microsoft operating system kernel level, eliminating the need to write and maintain specific code to transfer documents. http://www.hummingbird.com
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) launched Windows Desktop Search enabled for enterprise deployment, which allows corporate information workers to find and retrieve what they’re looking for on their personal computers, in e-mail and on network file shares from a single starting point. Microsoft’s vision is to enable a complete enterprise search experience with search across the PC and e-mail through Windows Desktop Search, across the enterprise intranet environment with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and across the Web with MSN Search. Microsoft plans to continue expanding the capabilities of Windows Desktop Search and augment them with Windows Live services to search across new data sources and provide the future opportunity to build services on top of the desktop platform. The new enterprise version of Windows Desktop Search takes the consumer version of the product offering and provides a simple way to deploy and manage this product across the enterprise environment. Enterprise customers have the option to deploy the MSN Search Toolbar, which provides a new beta feature that gives people the ability to see integrated Windows Desktop Search results within Microsoft Office Outlook. IT managers can customize Windows Desktop Search and the MSN Search Toolbar to allow users to switch the scope of their search experience from their desktop to the Web or to a corporate intranet, all from one ubiquitous search box. These products have been designed to respect the privacy of multiple users on a single PC by utilizing the Windows authentication and user account management infrastructure. IT professionals can deploy, customize and manage these search capabilities via Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 or third-party deployment tools. IT professionals can also extend Windows Desktop Search to index additional information sources and file types using IFilters and protocol handlers that are documented on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site. Enterprises can tap into additional product assistance through Microsoft Product Support Services. Currently supported in 15 languages, with others available soon, Windows Desktop Search for the enterprise can be downloaded for free with a Windows License at
SiberLogic announced the DITA Edition of its content management system, SiberSafe, a DITA solution that combines semantic knowledge modeling with a CMS.
Using SiberSafe Visual Modeler, knowledge is contributed directly into the semantic model by the subject matter expert. The user interface is optimized for DITA-compliant topics and components, and can be pre-populated with concepts, tasks, and references that support individual specialization requirements. Information can be incrementally added to the semantic model as it becomes available during the product development lifecycle. Once the model is complete, draft topics can be automatically generated. SiberSafe establishes associations between topics and appropriate parts of the semantic model, and will automatically notify topic owners about any relevant changes in the model. Content can be authored both online and offline using Blast Radius XMetaL, Arbortext Epic, and Adobe FrameMaker 7.2, and output to IETP/IETM, SCORM, PDF, HTML, and PowerPoint, for delivery on paper, CD-ROM, or online. SiberSafe DITA Edition modeling technology is built on the open W3C Semantic Web standards RDF and OWL.
Day Software (SWX:DAYN)(OTC:DYIHY) announced the availability of Communique 4, a native JCR (JSR 170) standard compliant enterprise content management solution. Communique 4 decouples the content management application from the underlying repository. Applications developed that leverage the API can run on any JSR 170 compliant repository. Communique 4 ships with and runs natively on Day’s java content repository, Content Repository Extreme (CRX). Communique 4 provides an easy transition from older releases. Existing Communique projects can be migrated “in place” with help of an update installer, leaving the existing deployments and architecture intact. New projects can readily use the standardized API and can benefit from the new technology. Communique 4 will run as a Servlet inside its own Servlet container or inside J2EE application servers.
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) announced that Fuji Xerox Information Systems has become a reseller of its Arbortext solutions for dynamic publishing. PTC solutions for dynamic publishing enable companies to automate the assembly and publishing of product or service information in multiple languages and formats. The Arbortext family of products will enable Fuji Xerox Information Systems’ customers to create, manage and publish large amounts of technical systems information. Fuji Xerox Information Systems offers services that range from consulting and process reengineering to systems deployment and documentation. http://www.ptc.com
thePlatform announced thePlatform Media Publishing System (MPS) has added support for RSS. MPS is a digital media publishing solution, enabling content owners, aggregators and enterprises to manage and deliver digital media content. thePlatform MPS enables content owners and aggregators to publish their audio and video content in multiple digital media formats, bit-rates, content categories and device profiles. Now, with built-in support for RSS publishing in MPS-powered media portals, streaming or downloadable content can be discovered by a wide range of RSS-enabled podcasting media aggregators, digital media search engines and directories. MPS enables content owners and aggregators to manage and publish their media in a variety of digital audio and video codecs and formats, including Windows Media, Flash, MP3, MPEG-4, 3GPP. With the integrated content management features in MPS, content owners can manage and organize their media. Integrated RSS publishing support in MPS enables content owners to make their video publishing portals discoverable. Content owners can also publish categorized feeds. Using built-in MPS features for authentication, digital media content can be secured and accessed via proper authentication or made freely available. Through commerce and digital rights management support, content can be published with recurring subscription, pay-per-view or advertising business models. Content owners or aggregators can deploy MPS as a hosted solution, or as a self-hosted or hybrid application. http://www.theplatform.com
ClearStory Systems (BULLETIN BOARD: CSYS) announced the release of ActiveMedia 7.0, enterprise-class software application for managing the digital media communications supply chain from creation to delivery. Designed for the demands of global teams, ActiveMedia has capabilities to drive rich media-centric business processes, user adoption, and administrative simplicity. This includes a security-driven user experience, new workflow capabilities and a flexible metadata model based on business rules and user role. Developed on ClearStory’s Enterprise Media Server (EMS) platform, ActiveMedia 7.0 provides geographically-dispersed teams with unique views into the system, based on their privileges and role. ActiveMedia can be deployed as a hosted solution or installed application.