Optaros Inc., an open source software consulting and integration firm, announced an alliance agreement with Alfresco, an open source alternative for enterprise content management. The partnership will combine Optaros’ assembly methodology and expertise to plan, architect, integrate, and implement solutions with Alfresco’s open source technologies to solve enterprise document management challenges. In addition to sharing information to serve client needs, Optaros and Alfresco will plan activities in the U.S. and Europe to provide information to organizations looking to learn more about open source and content management solutions. http://www.optaros.com,
Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) and SirsiDynix announced an OEM partnership to enhance the search capabilities of SirsiDynix Rooms. Rooms will be integrated with FAST InStream, an OEM-specific enterprise search solution. Rooms is a Web solution that enables library users to discover and gather information according to subject area and then present that content in virtual spaces or “rooms.” SirsiDynix will incorporate FAST’s enterprise search solution into SirsiDynix Rooms, providing a search and research capability to libraries, academia and consortia in library settings as well as community Web sites. http://www.sirsidynix.com, http://www.fastsearch.com
Avenue A | Razorfish, an operating unit of aQuantive, Inc. (Nasdaq:AQNT), announced it has joined the Google Enterprise Professional program, which helps customers get more value out of their Google enterprise search deployments. The partnership is to enhance Avenue A | Razorfish’s Enterprise Solutions practice dedicated to the design and development of user-centric enterprise intranets, extranets and partner portal solutions. Avenue A | Razorfish has already begun implementing Google’s enterprise search products for clients in the U.S. and the U.K.
Open Text Corporation (Nasdaq: OTEX, TSX: OTC) announced a major expansion of its suite of email management solutions, with new compliance features that will help customers meet email regulations in industries, such as financial services, as well as address internal requirements for email monitoring. The new capabilities include tools for capturing samples of inbound and outbound emails from massive volumes of daily messages, administering review processes and managing audits for regulators. Open Text is offering the new features as part of Livelink ECM Email Monitoring, one of two solution sets Open Text offers for managing email in Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes. Customers can also use the solution for internal purposes to automate managers’ reviews of employee emails. For example, on a scheduled basis, the solution can capture outbound emails on sales quotes to help ensure adherence to internal policies or to measure performance. Among the new features are a variety of options for gathering samples of emails. Customers can schedule one-time or recurring reviews; specify the amount of content to gather; and define specific search criteria, including inclusive or exclusive keywords, users, dates, domains and record classifications. Comprehensive auditing capabilities help customers demonstrate successful audits to regulators through detailed audit logs. The solution also offers a dedicated workspace for administrators, reviewers and auditors. http://www.opentext.com