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Month: May 2009 (Page 3 of 4)

Best of luck Fal

Contributing Enterprise Content Management Analyst Fal Sarkar is moving on to the vendor side of the aisle. Fal has always been a pleasure to work with, and I expect we’ll be working together again before long, just in a different way. Fal has a great new job that looks like a perfect fit for him. He is "… responsible for marketing EMC’s Content Management and Archiving products (Documentum, Captiva, Document Sciences, etc.) in a geography that ranges from Pakistan to the Philippines. The largest market in the region is India." Fal’s Gilbane email address will continue to work for a while, but his new contact info is below.

Fal Sarkar
Head of Marketing South Asia
Content Management and Archiving
EMC Corporation

should be
Direct: +91 80 66228013
Mob: +91 9742264725

Coveo Announces Enterprise Search (CES) 6.0

Coveo announced the general availability of Coveo Enterprise Search (CES) 6.0. The new Coveo CES 6.0 platform provides a combination of enterprise-grade scalability, deep connectivity and security to data repositories and performance improvements. Some of Coveo Enterprise Search 6.0’s key features include:  Improved scalability with up to 50 million documents per server, faster query performance and  contextual faceted search; Coveo’s unified view‚ Out-of-the-box ability to create unlimited unified interfaces, providing users with a tabbed search interface for optimized access to information; Deep connectivity, which enables companies to leverage existing and legacy IT assets; New and improved connectors and interfaces‚ Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes,, Open Text LiveLink, Confluence, Quest Archive Manager, SiteCore, Symantec Enterprise Vault, etc.; A customizable super-user mode that can be integrated in the search interface for enterprise-wide content discovery across all employee data, and; Extended capabilities for mobile phones‚ Contextual faceted search & filtering, added support for intranet (SharePoint, etc) and CRM (, document quick view (for a device friendly, low-bandwidth access to documents), conversation tracking and people search.

Autonomy Unveils Expertise Location Capability for iManage Universal Search

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE:AU. or AU.L) unveiled a new Expertise Location module for its iManage Universal Search (IUS) solution, the company’s pan-enterprise search solution tailored for law firms. With this new module, lawyers can connect with other subject matter experts within the law firm, enabling the firm to efficiently staff matters and match the right talent with the needs of a case. Powered by Autonomy’s Meaning Based Computing platform, IDOL, the IUS Expertise Location module supports a law firm’s complete practice support needs on a single platform. IUS leverages IDOL’s ability to automatically build conceptual profiles of users based on the understanding of information. As lawyers interact with information as part of their daily routine in the iManage WorkSite document and email management system or IUS such as create or view documents, respond to emails, create time entry systems, etc., IUS can automatically build a profile of the user in real-time. As a result, IUS can identify experts within the law firm and connect their expertise with the most relevant information from multiple content repositories. With IDOL’s meaning-based approach, a user can find an expert even if the exact search terms are not included in the users’ profile. For example, searching for an expert in ‘copyright law’ will also show experts in conceptually related areas, such as ‘trademark’. The Expertise Location module is an add-on to iManage Universal Search and is available now.

Platformic Unveils New Version Online Web Development and Content Management System

Platformic unveiled version 3.0 of its enterprise web development software. Acontent management system (CMS) with a built-in point-and-click mechanism for building layouts visually, Platformic removes the need to hard-code websites or use third-party web authoring tools. The new version is based on Platformic’s ability to simplify web development and management with its browser-based building capability and cascading style sheet (CSS) template generation tool that automatically and visually writes fully validated, nested CSS Div structures through a point-and-click architecture. Users can now import a flattened Photoshop file of their website using the Image Guide, which can then be used to guide the building process. The Layout and Style Console are used to build the structure of the site based on the Image Guide. The Platformic system then automatically builds a nested, compliant and validated CSS structure as the user visually creates each page. Previous releases of Platformic had browser based CSS generation functionality, but with the new release, the method of navigating through a nested div structure has been made even easier. A Platformic user can now navigate through “parent” and “child” user levels and highlight the complete contents of specific layers, enabling him/her to see everything within that container. Complex nested structures can be easily navigated as the page structure is organized. Tool Tips show users exactly where they are within the CSS structure and reveal the properties of each container.

New Orleans Tourism Marketing’s Web Strategy

On Wednesday, May 6, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern), the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. (NOTMC), the Gilbane Group, and ISITE Design will host an online repeat of one of the most popular sessions from the 2008 Gilbane Conference in Boston. Join us to hear Nathan Williams, NOTMC’s Interactive Director, talk about their exhaustive search for the right WCM solution and the extensive user experience planning they undertook in the process. I (Tony White) will describe the process the Gilbane Group used to help NOTMC evaluate WCM products, and ISITE Design will highlight key ways in which they helped NOTMC plan a successful information architecture.

To register for this online event, click here.

Lyris Adds Twitter Support to Lyris HQ

Lyris, Inc. announced social media enhancements in Lyris HQ to include the monitoring, sharing and measurement of messages posted on Twitter. Support for Twitter is the latest addition to Lyris HQ’s social media functionality, which allows marketers to incorporate social media sharing, tracking and measurement into campaigns across 10 of the most popular social networking sites, including Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, Digg, StumbleUpon and more. Lyris HQ allows marketers to create, manage and measure social media campaigns from one integrated marketing platform. Lyris HQ provides customers with total control of interactive marketing campaigns, including email marketing, social and mobile marketing, pay-per-click management (PPC), Web content management, search engine marketing (SEM) and Web analytics. A new window in the Lyris HQ dashboard displays a running Twitter feed based on an individual marketer’s search terms, allowing Lyris HQ users to actively track and respond to discussions on Twitter in real-time. Lyris HQ social media enhancements allow customers to incorporate social media widgets (or icons) into their email marketing campaigns and newsletters. Once a recipient receives an email and clicks the new Twitter widget, it will take them to their Twitter page and automatically generate both a shortened URL link and associated subject line text that can be used or edited, automating and scaling the sharing of key messages, content and offers. The new functionality allows marketers to measure traffic from Twitter back to their Web site, as well as report what customers and prospects are doing once on the site. Lyris HQ’s social media enhancements are available immediately.

Ingeniux Announces “Cartella” for Social Networking and Web Content Management

Ingeniux Corporation announced Cartella, an application for managing enterprise social content and online collaboration. Cartella is a unified social content management application that integrates social networking, Web 2.0 tools, analytics and content management into a single solution. The application includes modules for managing documents, wikis, blogs, rich media and social networking. In addition, Cartella leverages Microsoft ASP.NET MVC. Cartella can be white labeled as a stand-alone social content management platform for companies without existing Web CMS investments or injected into any Website using a simple Web services API. Built on Microsoft ASP.NET MVC, Cartella allows .Net developers to customize existing Cartella business social software modules or build new modules and applications on top of the Cartella platform. Microsoft .NET MVC also provides a streamlined implementation approach for Cartella similar to Microsoft SharePoint. Cartella-powered communities are developed using ASP.NET Master Pages and Web technologies like HTML and CSS. All content in Cartella is available through REST Web services, allowing social content to be “mashed” with other applications or accessed by any Website. Although Cartella can be used for a wide range of business needs, the software provides pre-built solutions aimed at addressing common requirements for collaborative intranet, extranet, and social networking sites. Available immediately, Cartella is offered as licensed software or as Software as a Service (SaaS). Pricing starts at $5,000 for a workgroup of 100 users or $18,000 for a community with as many as 30,000 members. Software-as-a-Service programs start as $1,200 per month for software, support, and hosting.

Oracle Announces Enhanced Oracle Beehive

Oracle announced enhancements to Oracle Beehive. Oracle Beehive delivers a range of collaboration tools including email, calendar, team workspaces, conferencing, and instant messaging on a single platform. With the enhancements, organizations using Oracle Beehive can establish more efficient communication channels to enable easier collaboration and improve individual and team productivity. Updates to the latest release of Oracle Beehive include‚ Web-based Team Collaboration – team workspace software that builds on an enterprise-specific security and compliance framework offers an environment for teams to manage activities and information; it includes wikis, team calendaring, RSS support, contextual search, and advanced file sharing and can be centrally provisioned or set up by the team with no portal requirement; Enhanced Web and Voice Conferencing – enables organizations to apply security and content management policies to conferencing; expanded feature set includes on-demand conference recording and retrieval; Expanded Integration with Desktop Productivity Tools – helps eliminate training costs and user adoption challenges by allowing users to take advantage of familiar software. Oracle Beehive can be deployed on premise or through Oracle On Demand.

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