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Month: July 2011 (Page 1 of 2)

CompSci’s XBRL Taxonomy Search Tool Now Available to the Public

CompSci Resources, LLC, a leading provider of XBRL software and services, reported that it is making available to the public its XBRL taxonomy search tool to assist issuers and mutual funds generate their XBRL submissions to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This free tool allows public companies and mutual funds to search for any concept within a selected taxonomy and display all applicable information associated for a selected concept. CompSci’s XBRL taxonomy search tool works with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s U.S. GAAP and Mutual Fund Risk/Return Taxonomies. http://www.compsciresources.com

Ixxus launches Social Content Platform for Alfresco

Ixxus announced the launch of its Social Content Platform for users of the Alfresco Enterprise Content Management (ECM) system. The Ixxus Social Content Platform features out-of-the-box integration with existing social media services such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn, meaning that users can create a central repository based on Alfresco for managing both their traditional and now social content. Through being able to disseminate and access information quickly and in a consistent manner via a single platform, organisations can improve both brand awareness and customer loyalty, as well as create revenue opportunities. The Ixxus Social Content Platform offers users a number of features including‚Äî Integrated social content publishing; Central management of feedback; Review and publish workflow; Integrated Reporting; as well as a full history of published content across networks. http://www.ixxus.com/

OnBase 11.0: ECM Software for Higher Education

Hyland Software has changed the capabilities of ECM software for colleges and universities with its latest software release, OnBase 11.0. More than 1,800 additions and enhancements were made in Hyland Software’s OnBase 11.0. These changes include‚Äî Configurable SIS integrations; Transcript capture and transfer credit evaluation; and Cross-browser support. http://www.hyland.com

Joomla! 1.7 CMS Released With Enhanced Security Tools

Joomla, the popular open source CMS (content management system), announced the immediate availability of Joomla 1.7. Key updates in the new version include pre-defined search options, a new defense against form manipulation, language specific font settings and more. In addition, the entire Joomla open source community overhauled the development lifecycle for its CMS to make future release dates more predictable, and enabled users to more easily contribute content and migrate to the latest version. The development of 1.7 is a collaboration by thousands of Joomla developers and millions of everyday users. http://www.joomla.org

W3C Last Call: API for Media Resources 1.0

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Media Annotations Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of “API for Media Resources 1.0.” This specification defines an API to access metadata information related to media resources on the Web. The overall purpose is to provide developers with convenient access to metadata information stored in different metadata formats. The API provides means to access the set of metadata properties defined in the Ontology for Media Resources 1.0 specification. Comments are welcome through 07 August. Learn more about the Video in the Web Activity. http://www.w3.org/2008/WebVideo/Annotations/, http://www.w3.org/TR/2011/WD-mediaont-api-1.0-20110712/

Adobe Acquires EchoSign

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced that it has acquired EchoSign, a leading Web-based provider of electronic signatures and signature automation. EchoSign’s electronic signature solution will be a key component of Adobe’s document exchange services platform. The EchoSign solution will be integrated with other Adobe document services including SendNow for managed file transfer, FormsCentral for form creation and CreatePDF for online PDF creation. The EchoSign electronic signature solution automates the entire signature process from the request for signature to the distribution and execution of the form or agreement. The EchoSign service includes a rich set of APIs for incorporation with company-specific solutions to improve the process of sending, tracking and signing digital documents. EchoSign is based in Palo Alto, Calif. with a sales presence in the U.K. and Germany. The founders of EchoSign and all full-time employees will join Adobe. http://www.adobe.com http://www.echosign.com/

Cloud-Based Marketing Analytics Suite Launched By IBM

IBM has announced a cloud-based Web analytics and digital marketing suite aimed at helping its business customers automate online marketing campaigns across digital channels, such as Websites, social media networks and mobile phones. The new IBM offering combines software from the acquisitions of Coremetrics and Unica and provides analytics that help companies fine-tune marketing campaigns and create personalised offers in real-time across online channels. For example, businesses would be able to evaluate Facebook or Twitter activity, and offer tailored promotions delivered to their mobile devices on the fly. IBM’s suite also enables businesses to deliver and fine-tune digital marketing programmes based on what customers are doing offline. For instance, a consumer who purchased a new tablet in a brick-and-mortar store would receive special offers via email to purchase tablet accessories. http://www.ibm.com

Enterprise Hive Releases HiveSocial Version 3.0 and HiveSocial Now for Education

Enterprise Hive’s software-as-a-service (SaaS) collaboration platform HiveSocial has been upgraded to Microsoft’s .NET 4.0 Framework. This upgrade provides a technology infrastructure that allows customers more flexibility to connect to existing applications with their online communities. In addition, enhancements were developed to optimize user engagement. These enhancements include simplified content creation, ameliorated content search and navigation. Enterprise Hive also announced HiveSocial Now for Education. HiveSocial Now for Education has no software license fees, yet provides a social collaboration solution that can be fully implemented for customers within days. Running on the same platform as edu1world.org, HiveSocial and HiveSocial Now for Education are SaaS offerings that allow organizations to provide cross campus groups, multiple department teams and education user groups with branded public and private communities. These communities can be integrated with existing websites or internal applications. http://www.enterprisehive.com/

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