Hard to believe if you just joined us in Boston 2 weeks ago, but we are already deep into planning Gilbane San Francisco, which will be at the Sheraton Palace again this year. The dates are April 24 – 26, 2006. We are expanding our content coverage, and in addition to our Content Management, Content Technology and CTW Case Study tracks, we are adding a track on Enterprise Search, a track on Enterprise Blog, Wiki and RSS (and Atom!) Technology, and a special track on Automated Publishing for Marketers.
We have also added a new companion conference on Enterprise Digital Rights Management, which will be chaired by expert Bill Rosenblatt, Editor of DRMWatch.
To submit a speaking proposal for either the Content Management Technologies Conference or the Enterprise Digital Rights Management Conference, see the instructions, and don’t delay – we will be completing the program in January, and even though the deadline is January 9 we will be well along by then.
Nominations are open for 2 seats on the board of the Content Management Professionals Association. Nominations are open until December 21, 2005. If you are not yet a member, join. There are also openings on the CM Pros Management Committee. For more information about the openings contact Executive Director Laura Walker.
Mondosoft announced that it has added XML conversion capability to its enterprise search suite, with the launch of MondoSearch XML Converter as an add-on to its site search engine, MondoSearch. The new MondoSearch XML Converter transforms XML documents to HTML and integrates with MondoSearch v. 5.2, allowing users to perform searches and display information stored in XML without adding extra applications. With the new MondoSearch XML Converter, system integrators and end-users can work in different programming environments and convert, manipule and index XML content directly from their Content Management System (CMS) or homepage to improve site search performance. MondoSearch XML Converter is available for free download by Mondosoft partners at
Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) and NEON Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEON) announced a partnership that will integrate FAST’s enterprise search solution, FAST ESP with NEON’s Shadow RTE mainframe integration platform. This integration will enable companies to find and act upon data residing in mainframe systems. Shadow RTE, a Mainframe Services Bus (MSB), is a technical architecture and consolidated development environment that enables customers to integrate mainframe resources into a Real-Time Enterprise. NEON’s partnership with FAST will enable customers to search all the data and applications that reside on the mainframe and utilize this information for various business applications and scenarios, including compliance and fraud protection. http://www.neonsys.com, http://www.fastsearch.com
Quasar Technologies unveiled the latest version of its web-enabled, services-oriented publishing production management platform, GETREADY 3.0. With this release, Quasar Technologies extends automated workflow processes for commercial publications and corporate documents. GETREADY Release 3.0 incorporates new features to extend its collaborative environment to external users (eg. freelancers, creative agencies, etc). All object types can be managed from anywhere and different user types associated to specific objects can be combined. GETREADY automatically changes the object status based on the user type. Authorized users can now upload their own assets into the system, bypassing the normal administrator-controlled input channels if required. GETREADY 3.0 offers Boolean logic and text-abbreviation enhancements to its search engine which already includes visual image search and multi-lingual phonetic search. Metadata and digital asset management now have Boolean logic search facilities. Users can also search for content based on workflow criteria, such as status, workflow date completions and date ranges and by user. GETREADY searches contents of: Word, Excel, txt, rtf, and xml files as well as articles and metadata. GETREADY 3.0 offers a new feature for extracting previously published content into new formats, and re-publishing it quickly. This new functionality enables content to be extracted from a variety of sources and automatically compiled into a prescribed format. All content is dragged and dropped into the layout with the ability to rearrange sections or chapters at any time.
FUSA Capital Corporation (OTCBB:FSAC), provider of Internet-based video and audio search engine solutions for digital content providers, announced the most recent release of their SearchForMedia Video Portal Server application software and hosted services. SearchForMedia Video Portal Server is a software suite and service that provides customers with a turnkey media search engine and portal solution. Customers can deploy and manage the software solution in-house or use any or all of SearchForMedia’s design, content, advertising or hosted services. The SearchForMedia Video Portal Server and Services also provide customers with a content management system. The advertising system allows customers to monetize their content through traditional paid placements, feature zones and one-click buy programs. The latest release of SeachForMedia Video Portal Server is supported on Windows 2000, Windows NT and Linux.
FatWire Software announced support for the Sun Solaris 10 operating system (OS). Both FatWire Content Server 6.3, also announced, and FatWire Spark pCM (portal content management) are available on the Solaris 10 OS. http://www.fatwire.com
Blast Radius announced the release of new XML authoring solutions for Documentum Webtop. These XMetaL products integrate seamlessly with Documentum version 5.2.5 and the 5.3 platform released by EMC Documentum earlier this year. With this release, Blast Radius introduces two new products, which extend XMetaL existing support of the Documentum Desktop Client: XMetaL Author Documentum Webtop Edition, a native XML authoring application that gives full-time content creators a solution tightly integrated with the Documentum repository through Documentum Webtop, and XMetaL Express for Documentum Webtop, an embeddable version of XMetaL, used from within the Documentum Webtop interface. This solution is an option for large enterprises that want to extend XML authoring capabilities to occasional authors such as subject matter experts. XMetaL support for Documentum Webtop is available immediately. Contact Blast Radius for pricing and additional information. http://www.xmetal.com