Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) announced Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g, a standalone search engine that enables customers to make critical business information available to authorized users while enforcing corporate security policies. Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g delivers search results from a range of enterprise data sources including databases, file systems, enterprise content management systems, portals, email systems and enterprise applications. Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g is tuned for the needs of the enterprise with search algorithms that can utilize existing business metadata to improve the relevance of search results. The product features a Web interface allowing for efficient administration and management. Additionally, users can access the search engine through Web-based user interfaces and perform traditional keyword searches that provide results in a format similar to conventional Web searches, which helps minimize training and support costs. Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g has built-in functionality that permits users to see only search results leading to information for which they have authorized access. Specifically, Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g delivers direct integration with multiple user authentication systems, a hardened repository for storing the search index, a secure programming interface used to customize the search capabilities and high-quality search results. Oracle Secure Enterprise Search 10g is scheduled to be generally available by the end of Oracle’s fiscal year – May 31, 2006. http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/oses
The OCEG IT Forum is gathering steam in its pursuit to establish a recurring annual curriculum of connected conferences and publications for IT and GRC professionals. OCEG has combined with The Integrity Institute , The Institute for Internal Auditors and the CERT/CC to produce a series to address the complex issues surrounding the application of technology to the rapidly evolving discipline of governance, risk and compliance management. The conference is being co-chaired by Michael Rasmussen, VP of risk management and compliance at Forrester Research and myself and is being supported by a growing number of sponsors led by diamond sponsor Deloitte Consulting LLC.
SIRE Technologies, Inc. announced a new product called SIRE Auto Index that improves the speed and accuracy of electronic document indexing and reduces the amount of human involvement required in the process. SIRE Auto Index automatically analyzes documents, even in large batches, and creates indexes for each document. SIRE Auto Index utilizes methods to improve productivity and save time by reading a document only until the required data is found, and no further. SIRE Auto Index can be configured to recognize and read virtually any document type, including those that are unique to an organization. http://www.siretechnologies.com
Hot Banana Software announced a new technology solution – Hot Banana For Agencies – targeted exclusively at online, eMarketing and interactive agencies, as well as traditional marketing and advertising agencies. Hot Banana For Agencies is designed to help all kinds of agencies manage their unique needs for clients who are running multiple marketing campaigns utilizing multiple time-limited, custom Landing Pages or Micro Marketing Sites. Hot Banana For Agencies, is a technology based on Hot Banana’s existing Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite. Hot Banana For Agencies includes many data transfer, personalization, testing and measurement features including; Hot Banana’s Form Builder (optionally linked to SalesForce.com’s CRM); a Landing Page Manager with built-in A/B testing; Micro Marketing Site Manager for mini Web sites of up to 10 Web pages; integrated WebTrends 7 Web analytics; and optional, custom email software integration to ‘close-the-loop’ on email marketing campaigns (from vendors such as ExactTarget), which can now be measured from end-to-end. In support of Hot Banana For Agencies, Hot Banana will provide an optional grey-labelled version of the software, training and ongoing education. If the agency sees a fit, they can also become an official Hot Banana Channel Partner. Hot Banana For Agencies is available On Demand (Software as a Service – SaaS), from $475 per month. A licensed version of Hot Banana For Agencies is available on request.
btexx unveiled easyWCM 2.0 for Web Content Management in the SAP NetWeaver Portal. easyWCM has been completely redesigned and adds the missing Web Content Management functionality to the NetWeaver Portal. Instead of integrating a third party system easyWCM is running on top of the Portal and Knowledge Management. btexx focuses on consulting for portal implementations as well as custom product development for SAP NetWeaver. btexx is a SAP Service Partner and SAP Special Expertise Partner for the SAP NetWeaver Portal. http://www.btexx.com