Continental DataGraphics (CDG), a subsidiary of The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA], announced that it has formed a value added reseller relationship with EMC Corporation [NYSE: EMC]. Under the terms of this agreement, CDG will now be able to offer the EMC Documentum suite of products and services to its customers. The newly formed VAR alliance relationship with EMC will enable CDG to offer EMC technologies to complement CDG’s digital imaging and information management services. They can also be combined as needed with system integration services to facilitate access to data on legacy systems. CDG’s Professional Services Group offers a staff trained in EMC software implementation and support. They are available to consult with customers to analyze requirements for document and records management, scanning services, software, systems integration and other services available as a part of CDG’s Digital Document Solutions offerings. http://www.cdgnow.com, http://www.emc.com
Convera Corporation (NASDAQ:CNVR) announced the newest addition to its Open Excalibur Partner program. BrightPlanet Corporation, is focused on deep Web research, monitoring and management. Coupled with the Web indexing capabilities of Excalibur, BrightPlanet’s Harvest Engine will provide access to the internet and internal content, allowing the harvest of Deep Web, Surface Web, and internal file systems, without restrictions due to language or file type. This capability will provide Excalibur users with a variety of targeted content relevant to their needs. The Open Excalibur search platform integration of third party products and services by adhering to REST and XML. In addition, Convera is working with partners on an open indexing API to allow third party technologies such as language processing, entity extractors, and geo-tagging to fit directly into the indexing pipeline. The Open Excalibur platform will allow customers to incorporate other technologies to customize the Excalibur search and analysis capabilities to their specific needs. http://www.convera.com, http://www.brightplanet.com
Intellext, creators of the search tool Watson, announced a product enhancement that will provide all users of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies with the ability to have content automatically delivered from SharePoint sites directly to their desktop. Watson is an intelligent search tool that proactively finds and delivers relevant information to users. It works alongside Microsoft Office and web applications, understands the context of the documents a user is working on, and automatically finds relevant information from the desktop, the web and across the enterprise. Content is delivered to the user’s desktop in a non-intrusive sidebar. Intellext introduced integration with Microsoft SharePoint as a way to offer an out-of-the-box solution to enterprise content delivery. With Watson, enterprise content finds the user. With Watson connected to SharePoint sites, content becomes proactive, more relevant to the task at hand, and is used more often. In addition, Watson ensures that existing access permissions are upheld, so that users can access only the content they are authorized to view. Watson Professional now includes, at no additional charge, the ability to connect to Microsoft SharePoint sites.
Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) unveiled DocuShare CPX and DocuShare 5.0, two new enterprise content management software products built on a single technology platform. Businesses can use one or both applications to handle their content and document management needs, such as financial record-keeping or disclosure-related government regulations. Targeted at large enterprises and public sector organizations, DocuShare CPX makes it easy for people to share content, collaborate, and automate critical work processes such as processing mortgage loan applications or routing resumes through a human resources department. In addition, DocuShare CPX supports Web conferencing and social computing features such as blogs and wikis that can be managed and stored as legally binding records for auditing later. DocuShare 5.0 includes enhancements that minimize the need for IT support, including automatic deployment of the software across an organization’s network. DocuShare 5.0 can be used as a standalone application for managing day-to-day business content or through new search capabilities where workers can access data through multiple connected DocuShare and CPX servers. DocuShare software is entirely Web-based, works across multiple operating systems, and can integrate with enterprise infrastructure databases from Oracle, IBM and Microsoft. It also works with Internet Explorer, Netscape, Safari, Opera and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers. Both software products can integrate with other Xerox offerings such as FreeFlow SMARTsend scanning software and WorkCentre Pro. The entry-level U.S. list price for a complete DocuShare 5.0 system with 20 seats starts at $4,500, and a 100-seat system of DocuShare CPX starts at $45,000. Additional seat and volume pricing is available for both products. Existing DocuShare customers with a Gold support agreement can upgrade to DocuShare 5.0 at no charge or to DocuShare CPX at with discounts. Both products will be available in English beginning in April. http://www.xerox.com/docushare