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Day: March 13, 2006

XForms 1.0 Second Edition is a W3C Recommendation

The World Wide Web Consortium has released “XForms 1.0 Second Edition” as a W3C Recommendation. The new generation of Web forms, XForms separate presentation and content, minimize round-trips to the server, offer device independence, and reduce the need for scripting. This second edition adds clarifications and corrects errors as reported in the first edition errata. Second edition publications include the following documents: XForms 1.0 Second Edition, XForms for HTML Authors Part 2, XForms Quick Reference, XHTML to XForms Converter (XSLT),, and a Revised XForms Test Suite, .

Day Software Unveils Latest Version of Content Repository Extreme CRX

Day Software (SWX:DAYN) (OTC:DYIHY) announced the general availability of Day Content Repository Extreme (CRX) version 1.1, the latest version of Day’s product that enables the storage, management and exchange of content across large-scale enterprises and implements the Content Repository API for Java Technology JCR (JSR 170). Day CRX provides an open, standards-based infrastructure for integrating business applications with any structured or unstructured content in an enterprise. New features in Day CRX enable the exchange of content between applications and repositories. Major feature enhancements include: virtualization, integration with Microsoft SQLServer, integration with Oracle RDBMS, improved support for the development and implementation of CRX adapters and connectors, and improved resource management capabilities and overall performance increases. CRX can be downloaded at

Nuxeo Delivers CPS 3.4, Open Source ECM Platform

Nuxeo delivers the new release of its Enterprise Content Management platform. This major release puts strong emphasis on scalability, performances, usability and high-level features. Founded on a component architecture, CPS, through its integrated approach, enables organizations to implement global ECM solutions definitely focusing their investment on specific business needs. CPS 3.4.0 is available for download under open source license.

Ektron Achieves Gold Certified Partner Status in Microsoft Partner Program

Ektron Inc. announced it has attained Gold Certified status in the Microsoft Partner Program with competencies in ISV/Software and Business Process and Integration Solutions. Ektron CMS400.NET was one of the first content management applications to be designated Microsoft .NET Connected, and its technology uses or integrates with other Microsoft technologies, including Windows Servers, Microsoft Office, SharePoint Portal Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and ASP.NET 2.0. To reach Gold Certified status, Ektron had to declare its Microsoft Competencies. Microsoft Competencies are designed to help differentiate a partner’s capabilities with specific Microsoft technologies to customers looking for a particular type of solution. Each competency has a unique set of requirements and benefits, formulated to accurately represent the specific skills and services that partners bring to the technology industry.

Kapow Technologies Adapter Gets SAP NetWeaver Certification

Kapow Technologies announced the release of its Kapow Adapter 1.2 for the SAP NetWeaver platform, which has achieved “Powered by SAP NetWeaver” certification. The adapter enables customers to access any web-based application, as if it was a service, for seamless integration with the SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI). Via the adapter, the Kapow Web Integration platform connects business procesess within SAP NetWeaver-based solutions with web page interactions. These interactions are automatically executed by Web Integration robots that transmit the results of the interactions back to SAP NetWeaver. The Kapow Adapter for SAP NetWeaver is available immediately.

ClearStory Announces Agreement for the Acquisition of its Radiant Document Solutions Group by Datawatch

ClearStory Systems, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CSYS) announced a definitive agreement with Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ:DWCH). Under the terms of an asset purchase agreement, Datawatch Corporation will acquire intellectual property and a portfolio of assets associated with ClearStory’s Radiant Document Solutions including its Radiant Business Document Server Suite and Radiant MailManager. Radiant Business Document Server (BDS) is a system for high-volume document capture, archiving, and online presentment within financial services, insurance, and healthcare markets. Radiant MailManager is a scalable e-mail active archiving solution that provides lifecycle, compliance, and storage management for the corporate e-mail knowledge base. The boards of directors for the respective companies have approved the definitive asset purchase agreement. The purchase price under the asset purchase agreement is $4.3 million in cash at close, with an earn-out, calculated by multiplying the net revenues derived from the product sales by 30% for the next 18 months. The closing of this transaction will allow ClearStory Systems to focus on its core digital media businesses, while enabling Datawatch to immediately increase its presence and customer base in the document solutions market, including its email management and archiving solution, The transaction is contingent upon certain customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, and is expected to occur on April 14, 2006. ,

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