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Month: February 2006 (Page 4 of 5)

The Reality of Web 2.0: OReilly Medias SafariU Leads by Example

Hopefully you got to hear Mary and Bill on today’s radio show. Next up is Leonor, who will join O’Reilly’s C.J. Rayhill in a webinar next Wednesday, February 15 at 2:00pm EST to talk about how O’Reilly Media expanded into the textbook publishing market by creating a custom publishing platform that enables educators to produce more targeted and less expensive teaching materials using MarkLogic Server.
See more details or Register today.
Also see Mark Logic CEO Dave Kellogg’s blog post.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention you can read Leonor’s case study!

SDL Announces New Unified Desktop Product SDL Trados 2006

SDL International announced the early-bird release of SDL Trados 2006. This release provides integrated terminology management, sophisticated quality checking, flexibility in choice of translation editing environment and enhancements such as support for OpenOffice and TMX in a single product with a single license key. SDL Trados 2006 offers a choice of Translators Workbench, TagEditor and SDLX editing environments. It includes new support for Quark, InDesign CS2 and Java files. Integration with SDL MultiTerm provides terminology lookup and search functions to help ensure adherence to corporate terminology and reduce translation time. Existing and new translations can be more easily reviewed and cleansed using the enhanced QA checking. New built-in translation and terminology checks have been added and any number of user-defined checks can be set up to search for particular quality criteria. SDL Trados 2006 is immediately available to pre-order at Early-Bird special pricing during the month of February. Freelancers can pre-order online at,

Gilbane Editors on

Some of you have likely listened to the excellent technology radio show at Gilbane Report Senior Editor Mary Laplante and I will be talking about the upcoming Gilbane San Francisco conferences on content management and digital rights management. The interview will be at 1:00 Eastern time tomorrow, Thursday, February 9, and you can listen live here.
UPDATE: If you missed the live broadcast, you can listen to recorded versions here (Real Media) or here (Windows Media). Among the topics discussed at some length were DITA and Enterprise DRM.

DocSoft Announces New Enterprise Search Technology

DocSoft announced their new enterprise search technology, called “Element”. With Element as a plug-n-play addition to a company’s network, users will be able to search for stored data across the network “smarter”. Element indexes XML-originated documents according to each tag or “element,” which provides what the company calls “context searching.” Element can search metadata embedded into virtually any file format using Adobe’s eXtensible Metadata Platform (XMP). The technical side of Element allows the appliance to index 26 different file formats. These formats include XML, HTML, PDF, SVG, CGM, Microsoft Office products, some common audio and video files, and any file in which XMP can be used to embed metadata. The appliance’s interface allows users to select predetermined “schemas” or data categories to perform context searches of XML documents. DocSoft has had Element in the works for the past 23 months and recently announced the release of the software. The Element appliances are scheduled for availability in the 2nd quarter of 2006. To download a free, fully-functional software version that will index up to 5,000 documents, go to: ,

Zimbra Launches Zimbra Collaboration Suite 3.0, with General Availability

Zimbra announced general availability of its Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) with the launch of ZCS 3.0. ZCS is an open source, enterprise collaboration system that reduces the cost and complexity of collaboration, and changes the way users and administrators interact with their e-mail and calendaring applications. ZCS 3.0 builds on the server and user interface technologies of the beta versions. These include integrated search, single-copy mail store, discovery, anti-spam and anti-virus/security capabilities on the back end, and an AJAX-based Web client that brings e-mail and calendar items to life through Web mash-ups on the front end. ZCS integrates the ability to subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds, and allows users to publish mailbox content such as calendar, contacts and mail folders via RSS. Zimbra’s calendaring application supports iCal and includes the ability to create and share public calendars, or import external calendars. ZCS has localizations underway in 10 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Finnish, Japanese and Thai. The ZCS 3.0 Open Source Edition is free, and the commercially-supported Network Edition is available for $28/mailbox/year, which includes full product support as well as software subscriptions to new releases, updates and patches. Both editions can be downloaded.

Hummingbird Announces Strategic Relationship with Microsoft

Hummingbird Ltd. (NASDAQ: HUMC, TSX: HUM) announced an enhanced strategic relationship with Microsoft and its plans to deliver technology integrations with the scalability and functionality of Hummingbird Enterprise on the Microsoft platform. Included are access to Hummingbird Enterprise through Outlook, SharePoint Portal Server, Office, and Microsoft Internet Explorer; Native support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005; Continued commitment to the Microsoft .NET strategy; Early support of the next release of Microsoft Office products code-named Microsoft Office “12”; and Continued development relating to performance and scalability such as Hummingbird Content Drive which provides kernel level integration between the Microsoft desktop and the Hummingbird Enterprise repository. Hummingbird will work with Microsoft to proactively deliver high value enterprise content management solutions. Hummingbird will provide field level alignment with Microsoft to address customer and market requirements for industry specific content lifecycle management solutions.

Traction Adds European Resellers for its Enterprise Blog Solution TeamPage

Traction Software Inc. announced that it has signed two new European resellers to distribute, integrate and support Traction’s enterprise blog solution, TeamPage. The two resellers, Adhena Consulting AG, focused on Switzerland, Austria, France and Germany, and e-mediate, covering Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg are both focused on bringing the latest in enterprise content management solutions to its customers in a variety of industries.,,

New EMC Documentum Submissions Manager for New Drug Applications

EMC Corporation announced the new EMC Documentum Submissions Manager for eCTD. Available immediately, the new software is based on the EMC Documentum enterprise content management platform (ECM), providing a solution to help life sciences organizations speed new drug applications. It is designed to support the regulatory submissions process for the Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) standard, which is a specification for the exchange of data between life sciences companies and regulatory agencies. The new software helps companies streamline the regulatory submissions process, from the departmental creation of content and submission-ready approvals, to assembly, validation, publishing and delivery to agencies. Documentum Submissions Manager for eCTD offers enterprise content management features that help it serve as a component in the enterprise compliance infrastructure of life sciences companies. The Documentum Submissions Manager for eCTD is available immediately. Users have the option to integrate products from third parties to enhance the Documentum Submissions Manager for eCTD functionality to, for example, perform XML authoring or to handle all paper-based submissions. Additional product information, including a pre-recorded audiocast on the Documentum Submissions Manager for eCTD can be found at,

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