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IBM Drops an 'e', Goes Web 2.0 with Lotus Quickr

Lotus LogoA recent Forrester Research study — involving 119 CIOs — indicated that over 60% of those surveyed showed a “strong desire” to purchase and implement Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, wikis and other light-weight collaboration tools. Manifesting a classic corporate quandary, those same CIOs also implied that they would prefer to purchase said technologies as a suite from a “large, incumbent software vendor”.

Its not music to everyone's ears, but IBM with their new Lotus Quickr product intends to deliver for just such a crowd.

CYA Revamps SmartRecovery for the Compliance-Concerned

Last week CYA Technologies released SmartRecovery 2.0 for IBM FileNet P8. This update provides live and discrete recovery for content and its associated metadata without FileNet P8 downtime.

Content Director Puts CMS in Shopping Carts

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Chain Reaction Commerce, an ecommerce shopping cart maker and purveyor of CRE Loaded, a Web store application, are releasing the CRE Content Director. The Content Director is an add-on system that revs the traditional CRE Loaded with the document management features of a CMS.

And it all comes in a tidy little box.

Vignette Builds Hub of Multimedia Services

VignetteVignette, the firm responsible for refining Web Content Management for some of the world’s largest organizations, has announced the availability of the Vignette Digital Services Hub, a new technology aimed to tame the management and distribution of rich multimedia.

Skelta to Accelerate MOSS With BPM

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If the lack of quality business process management (BPM) functionality is tarnishing what has otherwise been a satisfying experience with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007, then look no further than Skelta's SharePoint Accelerator 2007.

MOSS Finds an IDOL in Enterprise Search

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Never one to shy away from a partnership when it improves the image of its products, Microsoft is happy to welcome Autonomy to the family of Enterprise Search Partners.

Connectivity '08 Leaps Out of Nest at June's End

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Open Text has just released Connectivity 2008, out of its Hummingbird Connectivity collection.

This pretty new Hummingbird boasts a suite of ECM solutions poised to integrate heterogeneous systems, like UNIX or Mainframe, to Windows desktops.

Open Text Brings Web 2.0 to the Library

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What if you could obtain an electronic version of a book that is currently checked out? What if you could listen to an interview with the author of a book to decide if you want to take it home? What if you could get digital copies of the journals and documents listed in the bibliography of a textbook?

These are just some of the questions to which Open Text hopes to guide the answer with a special version of Livelink, their enterprise content management product, customized for libraries.

M & A: Ricoh + IBM = InfoPrint

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Though the company was originally formed with the coupling of IBM's Printing Systems Division with Ricoh's hardware solutions has been servicing customers since January, the union is now official with the launch of InfoPrint Solutions Company.

echo Releases Swiss Army Knife for SharePoint

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As if enough software companies haven't already hitched their wagons to Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 (MOSS), echo Technology announces the beta release of its all-in-one MOSS administration solution.

Egnyte Explodes Onto the Knowledge Management Scene

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Just when you thought the knowledge management space could not possibly get anymore crowded, Egnyte bursts into the market with a hybrid storage/collaboration/content management solution.

Canon's eCopy Turns Paper to Bits

ecopy logoCanon, a familiar word in the digital imaging space, has joined forces with New Hampshire-based eCopy to bring enterprise document management to Canon India. The eCopy ShareScan Open Platform enables users to extend the capabilities of Canon's black and white or color digital multi-functional devices. With eCopy the devices can act as a bridge, converting volumes of paper to high-resolution electronic copies — bridging document workflows and creating integration points with back office systems.

Microsoft Delivers on DoD 5015.2 Cert Promise

SharePoint Logo Following through on a commitment made last November, Microsoft has announced that their darling SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) product has just received the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 records management certification.

Also known by the more formal and much longer: Design Criteria Standard for Electronic Records Management Software Applications, the 5015.2 certification has emerged as an industry standard for records management applications used within the United States government.

SPA: Non-Toxic Relief for SharePoint Site Admins

sharepoint_solutions.png There is nothing more tedious than a change management bottleneck that puts your plans on hold. Well, any kind of bottleneck really sort of sucks. Cognizant of this state of affairs, SharePoint Solutions — consultants and trainers focused on Microsoft's SharePoint software — have released their much anticipated Site Provisioning Assistant (SPA) for SharePoint 2007.

Make Jam of Apples and Oranges with DocsCorp compareDocs

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For dedicated content builders who've always wanted to compare the kettle to the pot, Sydney-based DocsCorp releases compareDocs, an enhancement to the pdfDocs Solutions Suite.

Laserfiche Starts Dev-Club for Integrated Solutions

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One of the benefits of a globalized world is an increased ability to draw from the expertise of strangers from far-flung corners of the universe. This also results in a more fertile environment for open source development.

As a result, everybody's got a community these days. Last week document management firm Laserfiche launched the Professional Developer Partnership (PDP) program last week.

G'Day Mate, My Name is Ektron

Ektron CMS400.NET Web CMSFresh from this month's launch of a UK-based operation, Ektron's expansion continues into the southern hemisphere with the opening of new offices in Sydney, Australia. Ektron has chosen Sydney's business hotbed, Norwest Business Park, as the location for their Asian-Pacific presence.

Vignette + HP = ILM Perfection & GRC Pleasures?

Vignette logoIn response to the twin concerns of business process efficiency and business records compliance, HP is teaming up with Vignette to deliver what they are calling the most complete Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) solution available today.

ZyLAB Backs SharePoint Up, XML Style

zylab logoAs Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) continues to gain momentum in the content management space, a growing crowd of vendors is flocking to wire their products to MOSS or paper over its rough edges with MOSS-trimming programs.

Gartner Foresees Growth in ECM Lead by Big Blue

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Gartner, everyone's favourite research firm, has read the ECM tea leaves and expects its global market to grow at a rate of 12 percent per year. If that growth rate holds true, by 2010 the worldwide market for content management will be valued at a whopping US$ 4.2 billion.