Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AUTN.L) announced availability of a new release of K2 Enterprise Search, K2 version 7, and a new support offering, the K2 Customer Assurance Program. Autonomy K2 version 7 (K2 7) extends the product line by delivering K2’s robust enterprise search capabilities on the IDOL kernel, providing performance and scalability improvements and access to over 500 advanced features. The K2 product line includes K2 Enterprise Search, Profiler, Federator, Collaborative Classifier, and KeyView. The K2 Customer Assurance Program delivers a lifetime support guarantee to customers who are on Autonomy’s maintenance program by providing support for all currently supported releases as well as an upgrade to K2 version 7 with no additional software license fees for previously licensed K2 functionality. No migration is necessary as existing K2 applications run without change. No additional hardware is required to realize significant performance improvements that include a doubling in indexing performance and seven times increase in simple keyword query performance. Autonomy is currently offering an Early Release Program that existing K2 customers on support and maintenance can participate in at no additional cost. This Program will provide customers access to the software, prior to general availability, which is scheduled for the summer of 2006. http://www.autonomy.com
Vignette (NASDAQ: VIGN) announced the immediate availability of Vignette IDM 20.1, the foundation product of Vignette’s Imaging and Workflow solution. The new release features more robust reporting and workflow automation capabilities and integrates with Vignette’s Portal. Vignette’s Imaging and Workflow solution helps organizations reduce their reliance on paper, lowering storage costs and mitigating the risk of catastrophic destruction of paper documents and records. Vignette IDM 20.1 provides the following enhancements: Automated retention schedules to enable adherence to record keeping regulations; New reporting capabilities to assess business volumes and analyze historical trends; Automated e-mail notifications when documents of interest are captured; and, Full integration with Vignette Portal, making possible the personalized Web delivery of digital documents and transaction information to key internal and external constituents. http://www.vignette.com
Alfresco Software Inc. announced that 100 percent of the Alfresco Enterprise Edition will be open source. The model commercial open source companies are using is to offer the same functionality across all product lines. This gives the customer the option of purchasing, not extra functionality, but support, consulting, integration and training. This approach enables the customer to get the benefit of open source in the short-term, low-risk trial with easy access to source code, product details and roadmap, and also in the long-term by having the flexibility to stay with enterprise support or move to a community model with no loss of functionality and no code change requirements. Alfresco offers two functionally similar product lines – Enterprise and Community. The Alfresco Enterprise Network offers: Certified Stacks; Maintenance, Updates and Patch Support; Customer Support – Problem Resolution, Compatibility and Migration Advice; Customer Portal – Information, Bug Tracking and Case Tracking; Performance Tuning Advice; and Indemnity and Warranty. http://www.alfresco.com
ClearStory Systems, Inc. (OTCBB: CSYS) announced its new ActiveMedia Essentials Business Group, a team that will offer a secure, entry-level hosted DAM service to the market. Aimed at departmental workgroups or small organizations, the ActiveMedia Essentials service offers a pay-as-you-go solution for digital mediaphotos, graphics, marketing materials, presentations, and video. With nothing more than a web-browser, companies can organize and manage digital media with secure anywhere, anytime availability for sales teams, distributors, partners, agencies, or other external users.
The Gilbane Group and Lighthouse Seminars in cooperation with CMS Watch, announced that the inaugural Gilbane Conference on Content Technologies for Government will take place June 13-15 at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC.
The official Federal government media sponsor is Post-Newsweek Media, represented by Government Computer News and Washington Technology. For complete event information and registration, visit: https://gilbane.com/gilbane-conference-washington-dc-2006/.
The conference program is divided into three tracks: Enterprise Content Management, Web Content Management and Enterprise Search & Discovery. Within these three tracks, the following topics will be addressed: Enterprise Content Management technologies, business applications, and solutions; How to get your Content Management project funded; Best practices in content governance and web operations management; Content technologies and 508 compliance; New standards in content interoperability; Enterprise Architecture and Enterprise Content Management; Latest Search and text-mining technologies: beyond the hype; Comparative approaches for using XML to manage authoritative content; How different agencies have successfully implemented records management solutions; Comparative approaches to e-mail archiving; Role of new media technologies – blogs, wikis, and RSS – in public agencies; and The future of the federal government web.
There are also a number of tutorial sessions, including: A Manager’s Guide to XML; Enterprise Portals: A Primer; and Enterprise Search – Principles, Players, Practices & Pitfalls. In addition to the conference program, attendees can meet with vendors in the exhibitor showcase to see the latest content management offerings. The exhibitor showcase is free to attend.