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Day: January 25, 2006

EMC Announces New Centera Advanced Retention Software

EMC Corporation unveiled new advanced retention management software for the EMC Centera content addressed storage (CAS) platform that helps customers address various complicated day-to-day, governance and regulatory requirements. The new capabilities let organizations more effectively manage their archived information throughout its lifecycle. The new Centera features enable authorized application users and administrators to identify and extend retention periods for specific records or objects in the Centera archive. The new Event-based Retention (EBR) and Litigation Hold features help Centera Governance Edition and Centera Compliance Edition Plus customers deal with more varied and complex scenarios. For example, e-mail messages and documents that are scheduled to be automatically deleted per policy can be easily identified and retained if they are material to legal, regulatory or other events. The record or object can then be deleted when appropriate. Additionally, EMC is introducing new enhanced security features for Centera that provide greater levels of control. The ability to now create management profiles gives organizations greater flexibility to determine who can have access to specific data and at what level. The new feature also provides a full audit trail of all configuration and management activities for further governance and compliance purposes. The new Centera advanced retention software is available now and is licensed in four-node increments with a list price of $2,800.

Document Sciences Releases xPresso

Document Sciences Corporation (Nasdaq: DOCX) announced the general availability of xPresso, the newest design component to its dynamic content publishing suite xPression. xPresso enables companies to automate the creation of personalized marketing collaterals, brochures and catalogs, as well as customer invoices, bills and statements for both online and print distribution. xPresso provides a WYSIWYG document design technology for designing dynamic, rule-based documents using Adobe InDesign Creative Suite. xPresso can import static content and digital assets from enterprise content management systems and transform them into graphically-rich, dynamic document templates that can be used to produce hundreds of thousands of personalized documents in multiple formats, distributed across multiple channels. xPresso is for creating well-designed relationship statements and billing notices that combine transactional data with targeted marketing messages. Built on a service-oriented architecture, xPresso utilizes Java and XML to enable integration with other enterprise systems such as ECM systems. xPresso has received the EMC Designed for Documentum accreditation. xPresso outputs to multiple formats including PDF, IBM AFP, and Adobe Postscript.

Interwoven to Resell Kofax Ascent Capture

Interwoven, Inc. (Nasdaq:IWOV) and Kofax (LSE: DCM.L) announced a deepened partnership through a new reseller agreement to provide enterprises with seamless integration of imaging and information capture capabilities with Interwoven ECM solutions. Under the new agreement, Interwoven will resell the Kofax Ascent Capture product, providing customers an ECM solution from a single vendor to reduce costs and improve efficiencies through the unified management of paper and electronic content. Under the reseller agreement, Kofax Ascent Capture will be integrated with Interwoven’s Web Content Management, Document Management, and Content Intelligence offerings. With the integration of Kofax with Interwoven Content Intelligence metadatainformation about contentis automatically applied to content to help users more accurately file and search for content.

SDL Updates Enterprise GIM Applications

SDL International announced the latest releases of its enterprise GIM applications, SDL Translation Management System 2006 and SDL TeamWorks 2006. SDL Translation Management System and SDL TeamWorks unify the translation and localization supply chain and link multiple vendors to provide the collaboration, control, integration and process flow required to prepare content for a global audience. The new releases integrate SDL and TRADOS technologies. SDL GIM applications support XML, DITA, TMX and XLIFF. SDL Translation Management System 2006 delivers new capabilities for enterprise administration and integration, including LDAP for user authentication, enhanced Web services and richer metadata support to facilitate greater process automation. Also included is interoperability with SDLX 2005.1, SDL TRADOS 7.1 for translation memory and SDL MultiTerm 7.1 for terminology management and enhanced standards support for processing DITA-compliant XML. SDL TeamWorks 2006 delivers enhanced performance, scalability and usability, and adds editing and review capabilities in an easy-to-use browser-based environment, as well as a new QA verification plug-in framework. Also included is simplified vendor interaction through a new browser-based vendor portal and integration with the latest SDL TRADOS 7.1 and SDL MultiTerm 7.1.

New DITA White Paper

We have published our latest DITA white paper, Success in Standards-Based Content Creation and Delivery at Global Companies: Understanding the Rapid Adoption of the Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). The paper focuses on the remarkable success Adobe and Autodesk have had in transforming their product documentation from unstructured content to DITA-structured content. In the process, they are saving money, developing better documentation and Help, and globalizing their content much more efficiently. Read all about it…

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