Kaltura, Inc. announced that it has released version 1.0 of its “All in One” video module for Drupal. The Kaltura module handles every aspect of rich-media, allowing Drupal site-builders to customize, configure, and manage rich media functionalities that include uploading, importing, editing, annotating, remixing, and sharing of video, audio, and photo files. Kaltura’s “All in One” video module was developed using the open source Kaltura code. It is specifically tailored for Drupal, and integrates with Drupal’s features and modules, such as CCK, Views, cron, metadata, permissions and taxonomy. The module is currently compatible with Drupal 6 (a Drupal 5 compatible version will be available soon). http://www.kaltura.com
ClearStory Systems, Inc. announced new ActiveMedia Software as a Service (SaaS) packages that offer hosted DAM services that cater to a marketing organization’s size. ClearStory will offer three ActiveMedia-based service plans for marketing workgroups, departments, and larger enterprise organizations, starting at $100 per user per month. ActiveMedia Essentials offers basic marketing services for workgroups in small organizations of 5 to 10 users. ActiveMedia Professional supports larger marketing departments of 10 to 20 users and includes full access to ActiveMedia’s standard work flow automation features. ActiveMedia Essentials and ActiveMedia Professional also provide fixed-fee deployment services and application training that ensure successful and rapid deployments. ActiveMedia Enterprise expands upon ActiveMedia Professional by increasing the number of users and storage, typically required by larger enterprise and global marketing organizations, and including options for full text search of document assets and enterprise-class video processing. http://www.clearstorysystems.com
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The Gilbane Report and The Compliance Consortium, an international membership organization to promote effective governance, risk and compliance management (GRC), has published its operational approach for managing GRC requirements within the enterprise. Applicable to both public and private companies, the framework is designed to assist senior management and boards of directors in setting objectives for managing a wide range of compliance-related activities and instituting the programs needed to attain those objectives. This initial version is a “public draft” and is intended to invite constructive criticism and ultimately to build a broad consensus within the hundreds of companies that have registered as part of The Compliance Consortium Community over the past year. Interested parties may access the report at: “Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance: An Operational Approach” www.thecomplianceconsortium.org.
Vignette Corp. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Intraspect Software, Inc., a provider of enterprise collaboration solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Vignette will pay $20 million, comprised of $10 million in cash and approximately 4.2 million shares of Vignette stock, for Intraspect. The transaction is subject to approval from the Intraspect stockholders and customary closing conditions. The Intraspect product line includes Java-based collaboration functionality and a complete collaborative applications framework so users can customize the user interface and collaboration services flow. Services provided by the core Intraspect platform include indexing and search, security, communications, data management and subscription notification. In addition to the core Intraspect 5 platform, Intraspect offers several packaged horizontal and vertical solutions that help customers solve more complex collaborative business process needs. As part of Vignette, the Intraspect 5 platform will continue to be sold, supported and enhanced as well as offered in an integrated suite. Vignette also will integrate Intraspect technology with its content management and portal solutions. www.intraspect.com. www.vignette.com
NextPage Inc. announced the launch of NXT 4, a publishing suite for publishers and corporations to secure and deliver information on the Internet, to corporate intranets and on CD/DVD. New NXT 4 is designed for commercial publishers that provide content on the Web or through other electronic media, and for publishers of corporate reference libraries that deliver information critical for decision making to employees and clients. New license management features in NXT 4 allow publishers to apply secure license rights to content delivered on CD and to corporate intranets. Corporations that need to deliver business-critical information to end users, such as auditors, insurance underwriters or other frontline service professionals, can use NXT 4 to reduce risk of noncompliance with features such as a user interface designed for researchers, incremental updates and content networking with other offices and commercial publishers. Corporations can use NXT 4 in applications such as auditor’s reference libraries, help desk knowledgebases and electronic policy and procedure manuals. NXT 4 is scheduled to ship Sept. 30, 2003. www.nextpage.com
Percussion Software announced that it has chosen Oracle Application Server 10g as a strategic platform for its Rhythmyx 5 ECM system. The combination of Rhythmyx 5 and Oracle Application Server 10g will addresses enterprises’ need for flexible content management solutions that facilitate content reuse across multiple delivery channels, including Web sites, enterprise portals and mission-critical Internet and other enterprise applications. www.percussion.com